Easy Rice Pilaf

Mineral- and fiber-rich brown rice is the basis for an rice pilaf recipe that makes a simple side dish. Add peas or edamame for a dish of color.

Label Lingo: A Guide to Eggs

Buying eggs used to be so simple: Grab a carton off the shelf, open it to check for any cracked shells and go on your merry way. These days, however, you need to interpret a myriad of claims before deciding which carton goes into your cart. What do they all mean? Find out here.

Spinach-Gruyere Souffle

Nothing showcases the culinary power of eggs quite like a soufflé. Serve this spinach souffle with a “Bon Appetit!” in your best Julia Child imitation and pair it with a green salad dressed in Mustard-Shallot Vinaigrette and dry white wine for a light supper.

Get a New Grain: What is Quinoa?

You’ve probably heard about quinoa at some point by now—in a magazine, by a chef on a show. But is it really up to the hype? In a word: Yes.

Curry Quinoa Cakes

These cakes are crispy and flavorful and delightful as a light meal on their own, or as an innovative finger food. Serve them with our Curry Dipping Sauce.

Curry Dipping Sauce

A super-simple dipping sauce great with everything from grilled artichokes to quinoa cakes.

The Last Supper … A Sign of Supersizing?

Brian Wansink, one of our favorites and the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, teamed up with his brother, Craig Wansink, to conduct a study recently. Only his brother isn’t a fellow scholar of eating behavior; he’s a professor of religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College. The two cross-pollinated their specialties to take a look at portion sizes as represented by 52 paintings of the Last Supper over the past millennium.

Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

With this easy recipe you get to have your luscious strawberry cheesecake but in a perfect portion-controlled tartlet size. You can enjoy all of it too . . . without worrying about overindulging.

Dying Onion Easter Eggs – The Beauty of Imperfection

Skip the artificial dyes and decorate your Easter eggs with this simple, natural technique using onion skins. The results are stunning!

Distinguish Between Farmer and Food Producer

As I was working on the first installment of our Food Policy series (nothing like trying to wrap-up agricultural policy in 500 words when the Farm Bill itself is 1,770 pages), a clear distinction stood out between "farmers" and “food producers.”