ZINIO logo
Food & Wine

veggie-full Veggie-full 2016 - Special

Better Homes and Gardens Veggie-Full magazine is filled with more than 100 recipes for the veggie-lover, the flexitarian, and the mom who just wants her family to eat a few more veggies. Although meat, chicken, and fish entrés are included in the recipe line-up, vegetables are given more space on the plate. Special features include 6 ingredient, no-cook dinners, ideas for adding creative flavors to everyday vegetables, and veggie-centric appetizers as well as vegetable-inspired cocktails. Tips for how to make recipes vegan-compliant sprinkled throughout.

Read More
United States
Meredith Corporation

in this issue

3 min.
come in! this is our test kitchen

THE BONES 8 NUMBER OF GALLEY KITCHENS IN OUR TEST KITCHEN. Each is about the size of many NYC apartment kitchens. You won’t find fancy gadgets or restaurant-style ovens; we test with appliances and tools the Average Joe home cook might use. We do, however, have one awesome chandelier that hangs above our sharing table (aka the trough). Q: Do you go home and cook supper every night? (THE # 1 QUESTION ASKED OF OUR CULINARY PROFESSIONALS) A: Yes, absolutely. Our culinary specialists are home cooks at heart—like you. So at the end of their day, they often step right back into their kitchens at home! 84 years of ON-STAFF cooking experience We fail in our kitchen so you have success in yours! Food Science + Culinary Arts + Consumer Science + Dietetics = VARIETY OF COLLEGE DEGREES OUR TEST KITCHEN STAFF HOLDS 5 a Day AVERAGE NUMBER…

3 min.
veggie love

RED Fresh and processed tomatoes are the best sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant known for heart and bone health as well as its cancer-fighting properties. ORANGE One cup mashed sweet potatoes contains 1,033% of the recommended daily value of vitamin A from beta-carotene. Adding just a little butter improves absorption. YELLOW Just 10 strips of yellow sweet pepper provide over 150% of your daily vitamin C needs. WHITE Just 10 strips of yellow sweet pepper provide over 150% of your daily vitamin C needs. WHITE Cauliflower contains high levels of sulforaphane, a compound that may help fight cancer and can improve blood pressure and kidney function. GREEN A cup of chopped kale has 684% of the recommended daily need of vitamin K, which helps blood clot and may contribute to bone health. PURPLE/BLUE Red cabbage is an excellent source of polyphenols, which…

2 min.
sprinkled & splashed

CHEESE Crumble or shred a strong-flavor, high-quality cheese, such as Parmesan, blue, feta, or chevre, over hot vegetables. CITRUS ZEST Orange, lemon, or lime zest adds a burst of bright flavor that enhances plain vegetables. BACON Crumble crisp-cooked bacon for a salty, smoky topper. FRESH HERBS Snip fresh herbs and toss them with hot vegetables just before serving. GREMOLATA Combine lemon zest, fresh parsley, and minced garlic for a powerhouse topping. TOASTED NUTS Chopped toasted nuts or nuts sauteed in oil with a little salt, pepper, and spice (cumin, chili powder, five-spice powder, cinnamon, or ginger) add texture and flavor. Or try toasted sesame seeds, sunflower kernels, and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). SLICED GARLIC Sauté sliced garlic briefly in olive oil to toast lightly before using as a topper. CITRUS JUICE Squeeze a wedge of orange, lemon, or…

2 min.
6 ingredients, 20 minutes, no cooking!

Remove the zest and squeeze juice from lemon. In a bowl combine cannellini beans, tuna, and red onion. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, arugula, and tomatoes; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Makes 4 servings. START TO FINISH 10 minutes PER SERVING 181 cal., 4 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 31 mg chol., 544 mg sodium, 19 g carb., 6 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 22 g pro. TUSCAN TUNA SALAD ROUND OUT YOUR MEAL This hearty, flavorful salad needs only crusty multigrain bread to make it complete. SIX INGREDIENTS + 20 MINUTES + NO COOKING NECTAINE, BEET, AND G AT CHEESE SALAD Divide spinach among salad plates. Top with beets, chicken, nectarines, and goat cheese. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over salads. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Makes 4…

10 min.
mediterranean fresh

CLUB MED Enjoy fresh, healthful meals that reflect the lifestyle of the Mediterranean. A FOCUS ON FRESH Most Mediterranean meals are plant-based and vegetableheavy. Choose the freshest, best-quality vegetables in season and let them be the focal point. Increase the amount of vegetables you would typically include in meals. Then, don’t cover those delicious fresh vegetables with heavy sauces. Let them shine with simple seasonings, such as salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. VEGETABLES Vegetables most used in the Mediterranean include beets, broccoli, cucumber, eggplant, greens, leeks, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and zucchini. Artichokes and tomatoes, also popular, are actually fruits but are eaten as vegetables. CHEESE Highly flavored cheese, such as feta, goat, and Parmesan, enhance meals when sprinkled over the top. Choose the best quality you can and remember that a little goes a long way. HERBS Use fresh…

9 min.
bumper crop dinners

TOMATOES Cherry tomatoes, a popular and easy-to-grow vegetable, give you an entire summer of enjoyment. Pluck them from plants when they are just ripe. Store in a cool, dark place but do not refrigerate. EGGPLANT PANZANELLA PREP 15 minutes GRILL 7 minutes 1 8-oz. loaf baguette-style French bread, cut in half lengthwise 1 lb. Japanese eggplant, cut into 1∕2-inch slices 5 Tbsp. olive oil 1∕2 tsp. salt 1∕4 tsp. black pepper 1 clove garlic, halved 2 cups baby arugula 1 1∕2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, cut into 1-inch pieces 1∕4 cup snipped fresh tarragon 1∕4 cup red wine vinegar 1. Brush the cut sides of the bread and the eggplant slices with 2 Tbsp. of the oil. Sprinkle eggplant with salt and pepper. 2. Grill eggplant slices, covered, over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, turning once. Transfer to a…