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.
In this new series, we’re exploring new ideas using our favorite herbs. Many folks buy or grow fresh herbs but aren’t sure what to do with them. Check these fresh ideas on our first herb, mint.
McDonald's Shamrock Shake will cost you some serious fat and calories (plus it's only available a few weeks per year). Make your own lighter version at home.
For a refreshing and festive non-alcoholic St. Paddy’s day beverage, try this cooling mint green tea spritzer.
I know I love the cooling effect that a mid-summer Mojito has on my system but I didn’t realize that mint in general is a great antidote to hot weather. It makes sense, considering how popular mint tea is in arid countries like Egypt and Morocco. I’m not sure I’ll be drinking hot mint tea anytime soon but I’ll definitely be adding this soothing herb to my summer fare.
But it’s all for a good cause.
With less than 90 calories per serving and full of vitamin A (good for healthy eyes and hair), this easy carrot salad whips up in no time. Try it as a side for any sandwich or light dinner.
Ree's truffle mixture of semisweet and bittersweet chocolate plus sweetened condensed milk and mint extract is so delicious you might be tempted to eat it with a spoon.