Simplifying supper

April 28, 1998

Making mealtime menu decisions can be as easy as one, two, three.

First, think about who likes what and how many will be served.

Next, consider what's in season at the supermarket or take inspiration from some tasty leftovers in the refrigerator. Then check your schedule. How much time do you really have to cook today?

Today's supermarkets are full of products that offer simple shortcuts to maximize flavor and good nutrition. In the spice aisle, look for all-natural mixtures of herbs and spices, a sure bet to streamline cooking, while boosting flavors in vegetables, pasta, seafood and low-fat dishes.

Over in the refrigerated or freezer section, cooks you can find heart-healthy egg substitute. Substitutes taste and perform like whole eggs in many recipes, yet have no cholesterol.


Stop by the produce aisle for fresh ingredients, such as apples. Tossed raw in a salad or cooked lightly in a savory dish, versatile Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Fuji apples are an instant source of flavor, texture and natural sweetness that's available year-round.


Asian Pork Salad | Vegetable Medley Lasagna

Apple Onion Cheddar Pizza | Vegetarian Fried Rice

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