food over 50

Food Over 50

Farm-to-table cooking is mighty popular these days, but unless we have our own backyard garden, farm-to-table is often easier said than done. That's why chef/host David Jackson stands in front of a corn field to introduce us to "Garden Variety Cooking." In this episode David emphasizes the plant-based, but not necessarily plant-exclusive theme of many of his recipes. With freshly-shucked ears straight from the field, our host prepares a delectable Sweet Corn Hash enhanced with red onion, red and green bell pepper, and a splash of cider vinegar for a stunningly tasty and satisfying vegetable side dish. He'll also prepare a medley of garden-fresh veggies in two other distinctively low fat, low sodium recipes. First, a lettuce-free Raw Vegetable Salad. Then a savory Spanish vegetable stew, or Pisto, that oozes with healthy olive oil and scents the kitchen with garlic and fresh herbs. Our doctors may be telling us to cut down on the steaks and burgers and barbecue, but there'll be fewer reprimands when we do more "Garden Variety Cooking!"

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The Breakfast Club

Scrambled eggs with turmeric, sherry, mushrooms and spinach served over whole grain toast; garden skillet topped with a poached egg; steel cut slow oats with pear and blueberries.

  • 2020-04-05T00:00:00-07:00
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Art of the Salad

A mixed green medley of escarole, endive, arugula and cress with olive oil and salt; sweet and spicy ambrosia tropicale combines mango, grilled pineapple and coconut; salade nicoise includes grilled tuna, tomato, boiled eggs, olives and green beans.

  • 2020-04-12T00:00:00-07:00
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Food Over 50

This episode focuses on the dietary challenges of "Eating Outdoors." Meat-heavy tailgate barbecues and convenience-oriented camping fare like hot dogs, canned chili and S'mores pose a problem to those of us who can't, or at shouldn't, eat like teenagers anymore! Where we eat often impacts what we eat, and al fresco dining before the big game, or out in the woods, requires greater dietary diligence than cooking and eating at home.

  • 2020-04-19T00:00:00-07:00
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Food Over 50

This episode poses the question, "What characteristic do we prefer in our food? Is it the varying degrees of mouth-tingling HEAT from capsaicin, or the tastebud-teasing FLAVOR from layers of earthy and aromatic spice?" Or an even better question might be, "Why not both?" Entitled "Heat vs. Flavor: The Benefits Of Chilies & Spice," this lip-smacking episode introduces us to the cuisines of The Caribbean, India and China by exploring the potent culinary relationships between heat and spice in a trio of intensely appetizing recipes.

  • 2020-04-26T00:00:00-07:00
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Food Over 50

Quality Calories: Eat Better & Count Less! That's the title of this episode and it means exactly what it says. By consuming fresher, more wholesome foods, cooked without greasy coatings or rich sauces we can appease our appetites and enjoy our meals without adding a calculator to the table setting! David creates a garden-rich, wickedly tasty Spanish Tortilla that balances egg and cheese protein with the healthy bulk of new potatoes, chick peas and green beans, plus the subtle but provocative flavors of anchovy and sun-dried tomato. Yum!

  • 2020-05-03T00:00:00-07:00
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