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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Garlic for Weight Loss?

Garlic for Weight Loss?

Garlic is potent, and we’re not talking just about its flavor. Responsible for its pungent smell is a compound called allicin. It is also responsible for garlic’s many health benefits: * reducing blood pressure * increasing good blood cholesterol (HDL) … Continue reading

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10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

This blog post is sponsored by McCormick. For great recipes incorporating spices, tap here. It’s hard to imagine food without spices. They upgrade a boring weeknight dinner to a little party in your mouth. With a bit of experimentation, you … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Herbs and Spices?

What’s the Difference Between Herbs and Spices?

We often hear the term “herbs and spices”. As any amateur chef knows, herbs and spices are vital ingredients in many dishes. They add flavor, aroma, color, texture and even nutrients. But have you ever stopped for a moment to … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Dorito

The Anatomy of a Dorito

Munching on savory snacks with the “Os” suffix (Tostitos, Doritos, Cheetos) goes hand in hand with playoff Sundays and the Superbowl. Would you like to know what you’re putting in your body each time you reach for a Doritos Cool … Continue reading

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Are Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs Healthier than the Rest?

Are Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs Healthier than the Rest?

We recently got an email from Dave: Stumbled across your blog a few days ago, have been pouring over your archives ever since.  My wife and I are in the process of converting to a much more natural and healthy … Continue reading

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Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

Egg Beaters and Cholesterol Confusion

One of the problems with nutrition science is that it changes every once in a while when new research come in, but it takes the public a long time to readjust its mindset. The result is mass confusion regarding what’s … Continue reading

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Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

Chocolate Milk Advice – Syrup, Powder, or Ready-to-Drink? [Inside the Label]

We recently wrote about chocolate milk with too much sugar being served in school lunches. We also covered a chocolate drink that’s better left on the shelf. But as parents, we can’t ignore the fact that kids LOVE sweetened milk. … Continue reading

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Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

“A salad without the dressing is not a salad”, someone famous once said. Or should have said. A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier, and as you’ll see in a minute improves the … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know About Annatto [Food Additive]

9 Things to Know About Annatto [Food Additive]

1. Annatto is a natural spice used as a food additive. 2. It is used both as a red food coloring and adds a sweet peppery taste. 3. Annatto comes from the pulp surrounding the seeds of the achiote tree … Continue reading

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