Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson Chickens, Soon with (Almost) No Antibiotics

Tyson, one of the largest suppliers of chicken products to consumers and restaurants, has announced that it is phasing out the use of human antibiotics. By 2017, all its birds will be free of human antibiotics (but not other animal … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

What’s the Difference Between Stock, Broth, and Bouillon? [Plus Bonus Recipe]

Chefs and experienced home cooks know that a great soup starts with a favored liquid – stock or broth. While many of us use these terms interchangeability, there’s a technical difference: Stock is made using bones and meat. Broth is made … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

As toddlers, my kids used to call these “chi-chi meatballs”, because it was too difficult to say “chicken and chickpeas”. One thing that was not too hard, was finishing them off. This is a fairly easy take on meatballs, using … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Chicken with Brown Rice and Spices

Slow Cooked Chicken with Brown Rice and Spices

This is an easy recipe that can be prepared in less than 20 minutes, but requires a minimum of 6 hours in a slow cooker or low heat oven. The juices from the chicken blend with the spices to thoroughly … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Chicken Story

An Inconvenient Chicken Story

“Would You Really Eat the Chicken if You Knew the Facts?” That’s a question that Food and Water Watch, a consumer watchdog organization, has posed in a comic video about a serious matter – the poultry industry. The modern food … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Let’s face it, the greatest culinary invention in America is not sliced bread, it’s the TV Dinner, better known today the “Frozen Meal”. When these meals first appeared in the fifties, they seemed to be a godsend to housewives who … Continue reading

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Move Over Chicken, Here Come Pork McNuggets

Move Over Chicken, Here Come Pork McNuggets

Well, at least in China. It makes sense, as pork is the most consumed meat in China. Will this become as big a hit as Chicken McNuggets? Will we see this in the US anytime soon? Get Fooducated Download APP … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

McDonald’s Mighty Wings – Not for the Weak Hearted

Whoever invented chicken wing dishes is a genius. Those boney, meat-scarce and fatty appendages to the bird would have gone to waste had not someone thought of breading, deep frying, and making it acceptable to eat with your hands in … Continue reading

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Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

Are Chickens Taking Over the World?

America loves chicken, but this wasn’t the case 40 years ago, when pork and beef reigned supreme in our kitchens. A combination of health considerations, cost savings, and smart marketing have led the US (and the rest of the world) … Continue reading

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McDonald’s McWraps. A Nutritious Choice?

McDonald’s McWraps. A Nutritious Choice?

Did you know that McDonald’s has been overtaken by Subway in number of locations in the US? Riding the wave of nutrition awareness has done good for the latter, a purveyor of foot long subs. Now Ronald McDonald wants in … Continue reading

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