Healthy Cooking Thursday – Red Grape Vinaigrette

Fruit is a wonderful addition to salad dressings.  For one thing, you get a great flavor that matches well with the healthy superfood family of dark, bitter greens, including arugala and spinach.  For another, it is often unnecessary to add additional sweetener, required in most vinaigrette recipes to round out the flavor, if your fruit is beautifully ripe.  […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Mojito Vinaigrette

The sun is high in the sky, and culinarians’ gardens are overflowing with the perrenial bounty of mint.  Most varieties of mint grow very well in the chilly Green Mountains of Vermont; often too well, as they spread like wildfire if not kept in check. So what to do with all that mint, you ask?  Well, it’s easy […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Pomegranates are an ancient superfood that have generated a lot of buzz in recent years due to their high concentration of antioxidants, but they have long been used in Ayurvedic treatments and in many other medical applications, including everything from treating cataracts to preventing hemorrhoids, erectile dysfunction, and cancer.  Some argue that the pomegranate was […]