Fork and Beans

Health begins in the Kitchen

Cashew Curry Chicken Salad

My husband and I fell hard for the curried chicken salad from our grocery store, and I knew I could find a way to make something similar. This Greek yogurt chicken salad has become one of our favorites to take on trips to the beach.  Ingredients 2/3 cup honey Greek yogurt4 teaspoons lemon juice4 teaspoons honey1 teaspoon curry powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon pepper1/8 teaspoon ground ginger3 cups cubed cooked...

Fresh Broccoli Salad with Lemon

The slightly sweet flavor of this salad's dressing is a great contrast to the rich bacon. You can substitute cauliflower for the broccoli if you prefer Ingredients 1/4 cup cider vinegar1/4 cup lemon juice1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons prepared mustard1 teaspoon garlic salt1/8 teaspoon pepper6 ounces cream cheese, softened14 cups small broccoli florets (about 2-1/4 pounds)12 ounces fresh mushrooms, stems removed,...

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

Take this colorful dish to the buffet at a family gathering, or enjoy it as a great meal all by itself Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cubed1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and draineddressing:2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar4 teaspoons olive oil1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot1 garlic clove, minced1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon...

Thai-Chicken-Pasta-Salad

Ingredients 12 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti2 large carrots, julienned3/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter3 tablespoons water3 tablespoons lime juice3 tablespoons molasses4-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce3 garlic cloves, minced1-1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes8 cups finely shredded cabbage2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast2/3 cup minced fresh cilantro3 tablespoons...

How to cope with the new situation during the coronavirus epidemic

The recommended measures of social isolation give the best results in fighting the epidemic, but they also bring changes in routines for all family members. It is natural to feel scared and anxious, that is a normal reaction to the state of crisis and uncertainty. Children can feel confused, sad, afraid or worried. They have much less experience than you and therefore fewer strategies to cope with the crisis. So here are several suggestions...