The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

The St. Patrick’s Day Diet

St. Patrick’s Day honors Ireland’s patron St. Patrick, marking the date of his death. It became an official holiday in the early 17th century. In the US, St. Patrick’s Day has transcended religion and is a celebration of Irish heritage, … Continue reading

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Black Lentils – A Love Story

Black Lentils – A Love Story

Lentils and legumes are an integral part of a vegetarian kitchen, and have been star ingredients in Indian cuisine for hundreds of years. An often overlooked variety is the black lentil, sometimes called Beluga lentil, due to its similarity to … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Guacamole – The Back Story (Plus Easy Recipe)

Super Bowl Guacamole – The Back Story (Plus Easy Recipe)

About 50 Million pounds of avocado will be consumed today, Superbowl Sunday. This is the best day of the year for avocado growers, and it’s not by chance. Buffalo wings and pizza have for decades been the unofficial Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Quinoa: 5 Things You Didn’t Know (Number 4 is a Bit Scary)

Quinoa: 5 Things You Didn’t Know (Number 4 is a Bit Scary)

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-WA”) has been a staple food in the Andes for thousands of years. In the last decade quinoa has been “discovered” by the rest of the world. It is now a must-have in any health-focused household in America. … Continue reading

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3 Incredibly Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes for Black Friday

3 Incredibly Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes for Black Friday

Black Friday might be an even bigger holiday than Thanksgiving for some people. Whether you are planning on spending the day shopping, or simply want a break from the kitchen, you can’t ignore all the leftovers in your fridge. Here … Continue reading

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FIVE Healthy and Easy Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

FIVE Healthy and Easy Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

You’ve been invited to a Thanksgiving and volunteered to bring a side dish. Being the healthy eater, you’d like to bring something nutritionally redeeming, but tasty enough so that your dish won’t be orphaned during the meal. 1. Quinoa Stuffing good … Continue reading

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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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