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Environmental Nutrition: Shout-out to Brussels sprouts

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Brussels sprouts can get a bad rap, especially from kids. But there's more to these little veggies than meets the eye.

The folklore

Preceded by a less than delicious reputation, Brussels sprouts have been famously refused by children and labeled as smelling of ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Break the fast with savory noodle 'pudding'

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Noodle "puddings" are popular side dishes that also double as slices of soothing comfort. Here, egg noodles are baked in a savory egg custard and usually served warm. While this is often served on Jewish holidays, and especially on Break the Fast dinner after the conclusion of Yom Kippur services, it is equally at home anytime as ...Read more

EatingWell: A new way to enchilada

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This vegetarian enchilada recipe is weeknight-fast when you skip the step of filling and rolling the enchiladas and make a stacked enchilada casserole instead. Just layer the tortillas, sauce and cheesy spinach filling the way you would lasagna and have the casserole in the oven in 20 minutes.

Vegetarian Spinach Enchiladas

Serves 4

Active ...Read more

One for the Table: A fall favorite from one family's recipe to your table

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Pilgrimages to the mountains this fall by my grandparents have yielded this farmer with apples aplenty. Pies, cakes and tarts have abounded this season and finally, after much persistence (i.e., nagging and begging on my part), Mimi has made her Apple Butter.

This delicacy has a ...Read more

The Kitchn: Pizza inspired by the taste of India

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I love how easy it is to find naan bread nowadays, from the fresh ones at Whole Foods to the frozen garlic naan at Trader Joe's. Lately this soft Indian flatbread has been my go-to base for sandwiches and, to my pleasant surprise, pizzas. Here's a tasty pizza inspired by one of my favorite ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make crunchy granola in the slow cooker

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Homemade granola just may be why breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and why I will always say yes to breakfast for dinner. After all, it's toasted, crunchy oats tossed with a medley of nuts and seeds with just enough maple syrup and brown sugar for a hint of sweetness and flavor. What'...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Agave's sweetening fix

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Q: Should I switch my sweetener to agave?

A: Agave nectar or syrup is a sweetener produced by cactus-like agave plants, including Agave tequilana, from which tequila is derived. Agave has been billed as a healthier alternative to other sweeteners because of its low ...Read more

Seriously Simple: The perfect brisket for your Rosh Hashanah celebration

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Brisket and Rosh Hashanah just go together. Growing up, my family went to services in the morning and we all anticipated our late lunch. The table was laden with challah, apples and honey, whole pomegranates, braised vegetables, kugels, salad and, of course, brisket.

My mom's brisket was pretty simple: brisket, onions, ketchup ...Read more

EatingWell: A brilliant breakfast at your service

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In this satisfying avocado-egg toast recipe, try full-flavored, high-fiber bread, like a hearty slice of German-style rye or seeded multigrain from your favorite bakery. To turn this into a portable breakfast, swap the toast for a whole-wheat English muffin or wrap.

Avocado Toast with Egg, Spinach & Salsa

Serves 1

Active Time: 20 minutes

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One for the Table: Chutney recipe is a perfect complement to many dishes

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I like to prepare for my hectic weekdays by doing as much prep and organization in advance, which keeps me sane throughout the week. Onion marmalade, ketchup, barbeque sauce, teriyaki, and homemade sodas can easily be found in our fridge, stored in glass jars of all shapes and sizes...Read more

Brownie for one satisfies sweet tooth

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Do you really need a reason to bake a single chocolatey brownie? One that requires only pantry staples and a toaster oven? A brownie that you don't have to share? Fine, I'll give you a few reasons: It's better than a box mix and only takes about 20 minutes total to make, bake and cool. ...Read more

Fall into place: Transition from summer to autumn with a seasonal favorite

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When I'm not ready to relinquish the summer's chill vibes and weekly cookouts, I turn to dishes that make for a seamless transition into fall. That means keeping the charcoal nearby, so I can grill up my seasonal favorites. This time of year, I look no further than barbecued endive in tarragon oil with pepato.

With a distinctive bulbous shape ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Here's to tomatoes!

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Brilliant red tomatoes tug heavily at their vines, ripe and plump with the flavor and fragrance of summer.

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Tomatoes were first cultivated in Mexico by the Aztecs, who named ittomatl, which means "the swelling fruit." The delicious tomato that's so ...Read more

Seriously Simple: An easy dessert for the not-so-frequent baker

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I've never been big on baking cookies. That's not to say I don't like cookies. Actually I love cookies. My chocolate chip Heath bar almond crispy cookies are legendary. Other than that, I don't have a big cookie repertoire. But I do like making cookie bars such as shortbread, lemon squares and these delightful apricot walnut cookie bars. For me,...Read more

EatingWell: Start your meal with a sweet, savory salad

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This hearty grilled chicken salad recipe highlights the classic combination of sharp cheddar and sweet, crunchy apples. For a fabulous starter anytime you entertain, simply skip the chicken.

Apple & Grilled Chicken Salad with Cheddar Toasts

Serves 4

Serving Size: 3 cups salad, 3 oz. chicken & 1 cheese toast

Active Time: 50 minutes

Total ...Read more

One for the Table: Take chopped salad to the next level with bold flavors

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In California, it's quite common to find a little "south-of-the-border" influence in many of our recipes, as is the case with this Mexican themed chopped salad. It is bursting with vibrant flavors; and while perfect for lunch, it's also hearty enough to serve for dinner.

Like most ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to cook perfect salmon fillets

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When it comes to simple, quick-cooking weeknight meals, salmon fillets always have a place in my regular lineup. This foolproof technique delivers a perfect medium-cooked fillet that's tender and flaky with deliciously crispy pan-seared skin.

Buying the salmon

When cooking salmon in the ...Read more

The Kitchn: Mix it up with this sweet-savory snack combo

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Ever wonder why snack mixes are called party mixes? I suspect it's because, like parties that have an interesting mix of people, snack mixes are always an interesting combination of ingredients, with every handful different from the last. This recipe is a hybrid of traditional Chex mix and ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Nourish your bones

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Unlike the static human skeletons that commonly hang in biology classrooms, your bones are continually being broken down and rebuilt. In fact, your entire skeleton is replaced about every 10 years. In addition to exercise, about 20 different nutrients help prevent the ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Grilled pesto scallops stand the test of time

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I recently invited some people over for a last minute dinner and wanted to serve scallops. It was the first recipe I wrote for my Seriously Simple column. And here we are, 500 columns and counting!

The suggested dish and menu that follows is the essence of my Seriously Simple cooking style. Combining sea scallops with my homemade pesto brings ...Read more


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