From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
They are many healthy options offered at your favorite Japanese eatery -- follow these tips and you can have a light and healthy meal every time.
Japanese eggplant are a bit small for egg plant parm, but you can make an easy, healthy late-summer eggplant dip instead.
Typical artichoke dips are loaded with cream cheese and mayo; make a light, dairy-free artichoke dip instead, it'll be every bit as crowd-pleasing, but easier on your waistline.
It's worth breaking through artichokes' spiky exteriors to get to their delicately flavored leaves and hearts.
This leafy, multi-layered vegetable may look intimidating, but it's a lot easier to trim, steam and devour than it seems.
If you haven't tried whole artichokes, you're missing out on a nutritional powerhouse with a delightful flavor. Try stuffing them and baking them tonight.
In the wake of the tragic earthquake that struck Japan and growing concerns about radiation tainting the food produced near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the FDA has taken a stand to keep the food safe here in the U.S.
Artichoke hearts have amazing flavor and boast some serious nutrients.