Soy: How Healthy Is It?

Soy doesn’t just mean edamame and tofu — it’s also in a variety of foods that you might not be aware of. Learn more about the different forms of soy and why some may be better for you than others.

Spotlight Recipe: Sauteed Onion Kasha and Bowties

Ever since I was a little girl, kasha with bowties was my comfort food. Kasha — or buckwheat — is a fiber-rich whole grain that cooks up with water in about 10 minutes. Flavored with sautéed onions and mixed with bowtie pasta, it’s a combo that everyone will love!

Spotlight Recipe: Ruby Red Grapefruit Mimosas

Toast that fat tax refund (or drown your penny-pinching sorrows) with this vibrant libation made from a simple mix of fresh grapefruit, Triple Sec and Champagne. You’ll feel rich clinking these glasses — even if your wallet feels a little lighter.

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Stock

One must-have for any home cook is a healthy stock. Yes, there are the canned and boxed kinds, but save some money and control the sodium by doing it yourself. Spend a few hours this weekend creating one that you can keep for months.

Spotlight Recipe: Potato and Saffron Omelet

Eggs aren’t just for breakfast. This combo of onions, potatoes and saffron makes a fabulous omelet for lunch or dinner. I always prep my omelets with farm-fresh eggs from the farmers’ market. Believe me, you’ll taste the difference.

Spotlight Recipe: Rainbow Chopped Salad

Taste the rainbow and get your daily dose of vitamins from this chopped salad. The EatingWell recipe calls for broccoli, bell peppers, carrots and radishes, but if you find other fresh veggies at the farmers’ market or in your CSA box, toss them in instead. Top it off with two tablespoons of dressing, and you’ve got a simple starter for tonight’s Earth Day dinner.