Five Tips to Ensure Your Thanksgiving Turkey Won’t Dry Out

Five Tips to Ensure Your Thanksgiving Turkey Won’t Dry Out

This is the last weekend before Thanksgiving, and chances are you are stocking up on your bird, along with ingredients for all the tasty dishes you are planning for the holiday weekend. Turkey is a wonderfully healthy protein source, due … Continue reading

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Can this Spice Help With Weight Management?

Can this Spice Help With Weight Management?

Turmeric is an awesome spice that has not gotten sufficient attention in American kitchens. It is produced by boiling, drying, and grinding the “root” of a perennial plant endemic to India. The bright orange powder has a slightly sharp and … Continue reading

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Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Carrots are a versatile, if often under-appreciated, root vegetable. We are now in peak season, which means they are abundant, flavorful and cheap. Carrots store well for months in a refrigerator or in a cool moist cellar. They are composed … Continue reading

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Stock or Broth – What’s the Difference?

Stock or Broth – What’s the Difference?

Every great soup starts with a stock, or a broth. While colloquially we might use the terms stock and broth interchangeability, there’s a technical difference between the two. Stock is made using bones. Broth is usually not. Therefore, the term “bone broth” … Continue reading

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The Many Virtues of Winter Squash

The Many Virtues of Winter Squash

Winter Squash is the name given to a family of vegetables from the genus Cucurbita that are grown in the summer, harvested in the fall and are sturdy enough to last the whole winter in a chilly cellar. Summer squash … Continue reading

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11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

Americans are not eating enough vegetables. The current recommendation is to consume 2-3 cups per day, but 87% of us do not meet this simple requirement. This is a shame, because veggies (and fruits) are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, … Continue reading

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DIY Microwave Popcorn – Cheaper and Healthier Than Store Bought

DIY Microwave Popcorn – Cheaper and Healthier Than Store Bought

Popcorn is a healthy snack, until it meets the artificial flavorings, additives, and added fats found in supermarket packaging. Especially worrisome is microwavable popcorn. It contains a chemical flavoring called diacetyl, which, when inhaled, increases the chances for contracting lung … Continue reading

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Beet It!

Beet It!

Beets are one of the least appreciated superfoods out there. They are a great low calorie source of nutrients and phytochemicals, packaged in a cheap round root vegetable. A 2 inch beet has less than 50 calories. It is rich … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera is more commonly known as the Brussels sprout. It is a cousin of the cabbage family, and one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Brussels sprouts are a bursting with nutrients, including vitamin C, folic acid, B6, … Continue reading

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3 Simple Steps to Kale Heaven

3 Simple Steps to Kale Heaven

Kale, in its raw form, just isn’t pleasing to many people’s palate. There, we said it. That’s a shame, because it’s one of the healthiest foods known to man. One cup of kale contains just 36 calories, but is packed … Continue reading

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