This simple Mediterranean salad takes little time to make and is extremely healthy. Serve this as a side dish or a sandwich filling; try layering it in pita bread and top it with cold sliced lamb and feta cheese.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
The addition of flaxseed gives this pasta favorite a healthy boost. This pesto will keep for a week in the refrigerator or up to a month in the freezer. To serve, bring the pesto to room temperature (never heat pesto) and add a little water if necessary to get the right consistency.
Read more about the benefits of flaxseed.
Dressed with a little practicality, this diminutive cut is no less iconic than a whole turkey. For the best flavor and texture, brine your turkey breast for six hours -- no more, no less. The vegetables should all be cut to the same size to ensure even cooking.
Quinoa -- a quick-cooking grain with a mildly nutty flavor and a texture not unlike couscous-anchors this cool salad of crisp, thinly shaved fennel, pungent parsley and dill, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
This is a very versatile condiment. Try serving it with poached fish or grilled meats or drizzled over sliced ripe tomatoes. The sauce can also be prepared in a food processor but will have a more pastelike consistency.