Spring vegetables, fruits, and herbs wake our taste buds and energize our spirits after winter. Many are also superfoods that help protect against heart disease, diabetes and its complications, and even cancer.
April's alliums and radishes have sprightly flavors. Asparagus, the most seasonal of vegetables, has a natural sweetness, while mushrooms have umami flavors -- earthy, meaty and satisfying. June's gentle days call for celebrating the simple pleasure of sweet strawberries. Learn how to make the most of spring's bounty. Read on.
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 8/12
Mini Spinach Calzones Garlic Sauteed Artichokes Cappuccino Torte Tossed Salad with Tomato/Basil Dressing Strawberry and Cheese Pancakes Barbecue-Cranberry Dip Marinated Grilled Vegetables Thai Chicken and Broccoli Wraps Smothered Cream Cheese Spread Hawaiian Pineapple Slices
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...