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Environmental Nutrition: Dietary Relief from GERD

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The burning sensation of heartburn in your chest, caused by stomach contents flowing back up into your esophagus (food pipe), can be agonizing. If you experience this more than twice a week for a few weeks, you may have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Pesto stuffed chicken breasts signal summer's arrival

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Layering flavors is a cooking technique that infuses the food with a particular flavor in successive steps. This chicken is first marinated with a pesto base and then stuffed with pesto-flavored breadcrumbs. Finally, cream and pesto are blended together for a smooth sauce that is poured over the hot, crispy chicken. A triple taste of pesto may ...Read more

EatingWell: One-pan cod dish doesn't skimp on flavor

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Using just one skillet, this easy fish recipe cooks cod right on top of fresh green beans and uses the same pan to make a flavorful sauce. The result is perfectly flaky fish, tender-crisp vegetables, a savory pan sauce and very little cleanup.

Poached Cod & Green Beans with Pesto

Serves 4

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

1 ...Read more

One for the Table: Summer's coming! Get your grilling groove on

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One of the perks of living in a condo is that you reap all of the benefits of grilling without all the hassle: The gas tank on the grill is always full. The grill is so big I could cook a whole pig on it if I wanted to (I don't, but it's nice to know that I could). And, best of all,...Read more

The Kitchn: Sardine snack packs a flavorful punch

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Fact: Canned sardines are polarizing. You either love 'em or hate 'em. If you're in the "love 'em" camp, here's an easy snack (or even a light lunch!) that celebrates canned sardines and pairs them with tangy pickled onions, zesty Dijon mustard and nutty crispbreads.

I find canned sardines ...Read more

The Kitchn: You can have an omelet in two minutes or less!

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Just because weekday mornings are rushed doesn't mean you don't have time for an omelet for breakfast. It's the kind of meal that shouldn't be reserved for weekends only. This version of a western omelet is served in a mug and cooks up in less than two minutes.

Just as you'd expect if it ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Waste not

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Most people assume landfills are stuffed mostly with plastic packaging, spent furniture and garage sale leftovers, but what is really causing them to burst at the seams are items that could have made up a nutritious salad.

Every day a staggering amount of food is ...Read more

Seriously Simple: A taste memory that stands up to time

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On a recent visit to Hawaii's Mauna Kea Beach Hotel I was reminded of what makes a resort so special. Spending a few days at this romantic Hawaiian property was as close to nirvana as I can imagine. White sand beaches, a blue-tiled swimming pool overlooking the sea and paths to walk near the ocean offer up memories galore.

My morning began with...Read more

EatingWell: Cooking with classic Thai ingredients

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This quick chicken stir-fry recipe is flavored with classic Thai ingredients: savory fish sauce balanced with tangy lime juice and plenty of fresh basil. Have all the ingredients prepared and ready to add to the wok before you turn on the heat. Serve with brown rice.

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Basil and Cashews

Serves 4

Active Time: 30 ...Read more

One for the Table: Artichoke stems make a delicious salad

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People say we don't have seasons in Los Angeles. Oh, but we do, my friends. We do. For example, now is Artichoke Season, a time when (if you're lucky) you can find a farmer harvesting huge heavy artichokes with a long stem still attached.

The artichoke head that we eat is the bud ...Read more

The Kitchn: Chicken empanadas take a seat at the table

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Chicken's versatility has earned it a place on the table at least once a week. While a golden roast chicken will always be a classic favorite and chicken breasts maintain their claim to ease, heartier cuts like chicken thighs and blank-canvas options like ground chicken allow us to do even ...Read more

Bring home the bacon: Make Dad a real treat this Father's Day

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Smoked meat and dads go together in my family, which is why homemade bacon to celebrate Father's Day just makes sense. Making bacon at home takes a little time, but once you try your own, you'll only use commercial bacon when you're in a pinch. You can change the spice profile any way you'd like -- just keep the pink salt and ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Let's get cheesy

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Cheese is a beloved food. It plays a role in the culinary aspects of many cultures known for their delicious food, including Italian, Mexican, French, Spanish and, of course, American. However, we're often told to limit cheese intake due to its saturated fat content.

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Seriously Simple: Kick off Memorial Day with grilled skirt steak, Mexican salsa

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This Mexican-style main dish is the perfect way to start your Memorial Day festivities.

When shopping for the ingredients for this recipe, remember that skirt steak is best purchased in long strips rather than rolled up. This particular cut of beef is used frequently in Latin cooking. It is inexpensive with an amazing amount of ...Read more

EatingWell: Impress barbecue guests with homemade sauce

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Step up your barbecue game this Memorial Day with an easy homemade barbecue sauce that will wow your neighbors. Use it to baste the chicken thighs while cooking -- but if you want to also serve the sauce at the table, separate some before grilling to avoid cross-contamination.

All-American BBQ Chicken Thighs

Serves 8

Active ...Read more

One for the Table: You say potato (salad), I say cauliflower!

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Memorial Day weekend means grilling season will officially commence. That said, Old Bay seasoning is one of our favorites around here. Originally used to flavor crab and shrimp, it is now widely used and popular in many dishes. The seasoning mix includes mustard, ...Read more

The Kitchn: Protein-packed pita makes a perfect portable breakfast

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It's easy to become rigid about what flavors are appropriate at breakfast time. Although cinnamon is delicious, it's not the only spice on the morning market. Bringing your favorite Mediterranean-flavored sandwich from lunch to breakfast is as easy as putting an egg on it.

This protein-...Read more

Cosmic cake: Sweet success could start the great chiffon revolution

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Chiffon cakes are, as the originator Harry Baker opined, "something cosmic." A chiffon cake is in the family of aerated, egg-based foam cakes -- like sponges and angel food cakes -- all sky-high and light. With the addition of oil, a chiffon cake bakes up into one of the most versatile cakes...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Bean sprout safety

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Crunchy, tender sprouts of germinated beans and seeds, such as mung, alfalfa and radish, are a delicious and nutritious addition to meals. Available year-round, sprouts are low in calories and provide a variety of nutrients, including fiber, calcium, vitamin C, and ...Read more

Eggs-ellent! The classic dishes never go out of style

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Deviled eggs, the beloved American classic, are constantly being reinvented. They can be far from ordinary when sophisticated ingredients are added. In fact, I've noticed that elegant appetizer buffets often serve a platter of deviled eggs, and they always seem to be the first to go. I am a big fan of them for their familiar, comforting flavor. ...Read more

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