Lunch Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Cool summer salad of ancient grains, pine nuts, and veggies make a delicious, nutritious  side dish

    Mediterranean Quinoa Recipe

    Cook nutrient-dense quinoa until it’s light and fluffy, dress it with lemon juice and olive oil and then add these Mediterranean treasures: fresh mint and parsley, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese. Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008). Inspired by a recipe by a student […]

    Read full story
  • Quick and Easy Asparagus Socca Recipe

    Quick and Easy Asparagus Socca Recipe

    If you love asparagus, enjoy stretching a few spears per person into a main dish. The creamy center of the socca completes the tender richness of the roasted, then baked asparagus. If you don’t love asparagus, focus

    Read full story
  • Healthy and Wholesome Quinoa Salad

    Healthy and Wholesome Quinoa Salad Recipe

    This quick and portable quinoa salad has it all: complete protein, whole-grain goodness, orange and green vegetables, fruit, and a small amount of healthy oil. This mix means

    Read full story
  • Strawberry Vinaigrette

    Special Occasion Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

    This fresh spring variation on raspberry vinaigrette makes a low-fat, high-taste topping for salads. Let it elevate a salad into a special-occasion meal by serving it over Red Sails lettuce, grated carrots, chickpeas, green onions, and raisins — topped with strawberry slices — as shown.

    Read full story
  • Ratatouille French Vegetable Medley Recipe

    Ratatouille French Vegetable Medley Recipe

    Where better to begin your baby’s culinary exploration than in France with this classic medley of fresh vegetables and seasonings? French cooking made simple for your entire family! Bon apetit, bebe!

    Read full story
  • Artichoke Rosemary Pizza Recipe

    Artichoke Rosemary Pizza Recipe

    A great way to make a quick homemade pizza is to use fresh pizza dough from your local market.  You can  marinate artichoke hearts for three days, or you can

    Read full story
  • Hearty Italian Sausage with Fennel and Grapes Recipe

    Hearty Italian Sausage with Fennel and Grapes Recipe

    The pairing of sausages and grapes, which may seem unusual, has a long history in Italian cuisine and is really delicious. This hearty country-style dish is very easy to prepare. We like the way the sweetness of roasted grapes, fennel, and onion forms a perfect backdrop for

    Read full story
  • Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

    Scrumptious Coconut-Crusted Salmon Recipe

    This is the kind of crusted fish dish that’s seen on menus at high-end restaurants, yet this recipe is surprisingly easy. It’s quick enough to whip up any time you crave a special treat.  The Asian-inspired crisp topping of coconut and Japanese tempura-style bread crumbs contrasts beautifully with the

    Read full story
  • Velvety Coconut Chile Sauce Recipe

    Velvety Coconut Chile Sauce Recipe

    Just four ingredients combine to form a tasty, mellow sauce that has intriguing hints of sweetness and spice. For a change of pace, substitute 1/2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste for the

    Read full story
  • Heirloom Lettuce and Strawberries Salad Recipe

    Heirloom Lettuce and Strawberries Salad Recipe

    Sweet-tart and succulent, strawberries are a true joy of spring and summer. This  salad uses whole heirloom lettuce leaves as a beautiful and flavorful base for the delightful

    Read full story