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savory kale and crimini oatmeal with fried egg

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 22, 2016  |  0 Comments
What’s basically like risotto, yet based on oats rather than Arborio rice? Savory oatmeal! And I’m a ginormous fan of it! In fact, I wrote an entire recipe slideshow on savory oatmeal for Livestrong.com. Continuing on that creative and craveable culinary journey, I’ve got another one to share. It’s an entire meal-in-one and fits perfectly with the Recipe Redux theme this month: “Break Out of Breakfast Boredom!” This recipe’s got an Asian twist and amazing taste. Hope you enjoy this big bowl of lovin’ as much as I do. Hint: Try it for all-day breakfast! Calories saved: 40 Why it’s better for you? Hello veggies! Hello fiber!
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baby bella bacon bits

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 19, 2013  |  3 Comments
Makes 6 servings In my recent blog post for The Mushroom Channel, I developed a recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Baby Bella Bacon Bits. Please check it out here. It’ll be a delicious addition to your holiday table. I also wanted to be sure that you had the bacon bits recipe as is, too. So I adopted it as a my newest tasteover. The bacon bits are truly better than bacon as they’re actually crimini mushroom slices, slow-roasted until crisped, and spiced just right. You’ll be able to find many other uses for these tasty tempters, including providing a crunchy topping for salads, creating intrigue in sandwiches, or adding interest on top of other veggie dishes. Or perhaps you’ll...
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asparagus fettuccine alfredo

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 29, 2013  |  3 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 1 1/2 cups each Nearly 20 years ago, fettuccine Alfredo was dubbed “a heart attack on a plate” by Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Catchy name, huh?! Since then, I’ve been asked numerous times if there’s actually a way to make a healthy fettuccine Alfredo—and one that’s still delicious. My answer: sort of! This version is still a luxurious pasta dish, but definitely a better-for-you pick. And no worries; as always, I don’t use fake fat-free or pseudo-anything here. Fresh asparagus, mushrooms, and whole-grain pasta create extra body, color, and savoriness. I’m lighter-handed on the butter, cheese, and cream, while still using the rich stuff … real heavy...
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