Topic 5 Ingredients or Less

Soy Salad Dressing

Have you ever heard the term umami? It’s something that tastes kind 
of salty and insanely delicious — and this salad dressing is totally 
umami! Pour it on a green salad, use it to marinate tofu, or stir 
it into a…

Striped Soup Mix

A pot of soup is not the kind of present you can wrap — but a beautifully layered jar of homemade soup mix is! Plus, you can make a lot of presents at once to use up all those beans.…

Tomato Salad with Basil and Feta Cheese

kitchen gear Cutting board Sharp knife (adult needed) Serrated knife (adult needed) Measuring spoons Measuring cup Mixing bowl Ingredients   4 large red tomatoes, cored and diced 1⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1⁄4 teaspoon salt Instructions…

Walnut Butter

For a change from peanut butter, make a batch of outrageously good and good-for-you walnut butter! You can use raw or toasted walnuts: raw walnuts make a very creamy and smooth texture that tastes like a just-shelled walnut, while toasted…

How to Cook Whole Grains

Whole grains, such as brown rice and barley, are fantastic: they’re delicious and nutty-tasting, super-versatile, and better for you than white rice, since they’re full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. We boil them in lots of water and then drain…

Basic Tofu

Here’s an easy recipe for tofu that’s good hot or cold. Tofu is made from soybeans and packed with protein, which makes it a great addition to a grain bowl or salad. Plus, this version will add a lot of…

Garlicky Dressing

A good, flavorful vinaigrette like this really ties together the ingredients in a grain bowl. And, of course, it’s delicious on a salad! This recipe makes a lot of dressing, which is great because then you’ll have some on hand…

Sliced Avocado with Vinaigrette

This is as simple as it gets, with the tangy dressing perfectly complementing the rich avocado. The only trick is to eat it right away; avocados get brown quickly once they’re cut open. kitchen gear Cutting board Sharp knife (adult…

Sockeye Salmon Salad

Barton Seaver wants you to eat your recommended 2-3 servings of seafood a week! And that’s not fishy advice, since Barton’s a sustainable-seafood expert and director of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Harvard Center for Health and…

Corn on the Cob

When corn is in season, there’s nothing like it: it’s so sweet and juicy that the kernels actually burst when you bite into them! Buy it super-fresh —from a farm stand, if possible — and, for the best taste, eat…

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