Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Recipe ReDux Post # 64 Festive Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Tomatoes

November’s Recipe ReDux is “Naturally Colored Treats and Trimmings” and the challenge was to create a sweet or savory dish centered around the colors of the season.  I decided to go with savory and have wanted to create a new Brussels sprout side dish for awhile, so I knew I had the green color right there. When brainstorming about the red I thought I’d try tomatoes since it seemed like an interesting combo and the result was a simple and quick dish that successfully relies a lot on the flavor of these beautifully paired red and green veggies. I hope will try it out this holiday season along with many of the other dishes of naturally festive hues created by the talented Recipe ReDux crew!


10 ounces cups of  raw Brussels sprouts- stems trimmed and halved   
1 tablespoon olive oil
¾ cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
salt, pepper, garlic salt


Cook the Brussels sprouts until almost done- they can be cooked by either boiling them in a pot of water, steaming in a pyrex dish in an half inch of water for about 4 minutes. Drain the cooked Brussels add them to a medium-large pan coated with the olive oil and sauté on medium high heat until starting to brown, about 3-4 minutes Then put in the tomatoes and continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes until the tomatoes have softened.  Serve with salt /garlic and pepper to taste.

Makes 2 1/2 cups (5 servings)

Serving size: ½ cup Calories 53 Protein 2 g Carb 5 g Fiber 2 g Sugars 1 g Fat 3 g saturated fat 0 g Sodium 11 mg (not including salt/garlic salt)



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Latest News and Recipes From the Cranberry Institute

Check out the latest cranberry news and  a delicious recipe courtesy of the Cranberry Institute!

A Wonderful Cranberry Recipe!

We’re celebrating #FreshCranFriday with the help of Carlene Thomas, RDN, of Healthfully Ever After – who is creating some unique new dishes with our favorite red berry. Check out her latest recipe Country Cranberry Chili.

Cranberry Health Research Library 
Browse the selections by year to find the most recent publications: http://cranberryinstitute.org/ doclib/doclib_search.cgi

We’re also taking this opportunity to remind you that The Cranberry Institute has an assortment of sharable, cranberry resources that are great year-round.

The newest addition to our library of cranberry information is 4 Seasons, 4 Reasons for Cranberries Year-Round. With tips for each season and delicious recipes for you to try and share, we hope you find it useful in your practice, as well as your kitchen.

And here’s more from The Cranberry Institute’s files: 

All About Cranberries

Resources on Added Sugars

The Latest in Cranberries and Health
Dried Cranberries and Gut Health
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered that one handful-a-day of sweetened dried cranberries may make a significant change in the gut microbiome. In a recent study in OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, the addition of a typical serving (42 grams; 125 calories) of this tangy fruit resulted in positive changes in the bacterial make-up and proteins present in healthy adults after only two weeks. 

Reference: Bekiares N, Krueger CG, Meudt JJ, Shanmuganayagam D, Reed JD. Effect of Sweetened Dried  Cranberry Consumption on  Urinary Proteome and Fecal  Microbiome in Healthy Human  Subjects.OMICS. 2017 Jun 15. doi: 10.1089/omi.2016.0167. [Epub ahead of print]


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