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Environmental Nutrition: Eating for diverticulosis

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Your odds of diverticulosis increase with age -- it affects more than 60 percent of people over age 70. In this condition, small pouches called diverticula form in weak spots in the wall of the large intestine (colon). Why this happens is unclear, but it's partly ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Summer's bounty comes together in a bright pasta dish

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When a new cookbook recently came across my desk, my first thought was this was just another vegetable book with a clever title. How wrong I was. "The Vegetable Butcher" ($29.95, Workman Publishing) by Cara Mangini should be an essential part of your cookbook library. It is THE guide for selecting, preparing, slicing, dicing and, ...Read more

EatingWell: Oven 'frying' cooks crispy chicken schnitzel

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This healthy recipe for crispy chicken schnitzel involves coating the chicken breasts with fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs and oven "frying" using a mist of olive oil cooking spray instead of frying in lots of oil. Serve on a bed of mixed greens or with mashed potatoes.

Crispy Chicken Schnitzel with Herb-Brown Butter

Serves 4

Serving Size: 1 ...Read more

One for the Table: Have a berry good time baking

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I recently went on a shopping spree at the farmers' market. I bought so many berries, the guy can send his daughter to college on his profits. I bought so many berries, I got a flat tire on the way home. I bought so many berries, I have no option but to make several desserts and ...Read more

The Kitchn: Healthy snack hits all the right notes

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You've probably heard of cauliflower as a stand-in for steak or rice by now, but what about chicken? In this recipe, roasted cauliflower florets are doused in Buffalo wing sauce and wrapped up in crunchy lettuce leaves for a vegetarian take on Buffalo wings.

After small cauliflower florets ...Read more

The Kitchn: Cool down with a peachy keen cocktail

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I feel fortunate to live in Colorado, where the peaches from Palisade are among the very best in the world. Every summer at my house, we go through cases of these juicy, sweet fruits. We've tried it all -- galettes, pies, jams, sauces, salads, salsas, glazes -- but the biggest stroke of ...Read more

A taste of Sicily: Classic Italian street food made right in your kitchen

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I love panelle (Sicilian fritters) in any form, but perhaps my favorites are served in carts in the Vucciria market in Palermo, Italy. The addition of corn and zucchini as a salsa would seem superfluous to a true Siciliana, but makes a lot of sense to me.

This classic Italian street food is made with a base of chickpea flour, also called ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Bring in the bell peppers!

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Bell peppers, which are often mistakenly referred to as vegetables, are nutritious fruits with great health benefits.

The folklore

Thousands of years before Peter Piper picked the peck of pickled peppers, they were cultivated in South and Central America. Peppers ...Read more

Seriously Simple: James Beard Award chefs cook up winning dessert

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The Lee Brothers know something about great food. Winners of the coveted James Beard Award for Cookbook of the Year, Matt and Ted Lee have a modern, magical touch with Southern cooking. Dishes like oyster soup, collard greens and even Caesar salad take on a decidedly Southern influence.

Among the star recipes in their cookbook, "The Lee Bros. ...Read more

EatingWell: Simple ingredients swap makes a lighter dessert

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In this healthy grasshopper mint and chocolate ice cream pie recipe, you'll save about 150 calories and half the saturated fat per serving versus a traditional ice cream pie by using nonfat Greek yogurt and heart-healthy oil instead of butter.

Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie

Serves 8

Serving size: 1 slice

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 5 ...Read more

One for the Table: Quinoa salad packs flavor, nutrition

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This bright, colorful salad packs flavor and nutrition in every bite. Thanks to fresh veggies, citrus and quinoa, it's loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, folate, iron and lutein. Quinoa, with its high protein content, nutty flavor and delicate texture, has made it a great ...Read more

DIY chips offer healthier take on snacking

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Move over, potato chips! There's a better option in town; one that allows you to get your fill of cheese and chips -- plus a dose of green veggies -- all at the same time.

You won't accidentally mistake these chips for potato chips (not even close), but with about 10 minutes of prep work ...Read more

A taste of Sicily: Classic Italian street food made right in your kitchen

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I love panelle (Sicilian fritters) in any form, but perhaps my favorites are served in carts in the Vucciria market in Palermo, Italy. The addition of corn and zucchini as a salsa would seem superfluous to a true Siciliana, but makes a lot of sense to me.

This classic Italian street food is made with a base of chickpea flour, also called ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make pizza bites for a crowd

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Occasions when having this dish in your back pocket is handy: post-game Little League gatherings, movie nights, midnight study sessions, football playoff parties, birthdays bashes -- need I go on? If you've got a pizza-loving crowd, this appetizer is there for you. Here's how to put it ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Fuel your day with protein

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If you want to stay active, vital and strong as you age, good nutrition -- with a healthy dose of protein -- is key. Now, new evidence shows that older adults need more dietary protein than younger adults in order to preserve lean muscle and prevent age-related ...Read more

Mussels: Quick to cook, fun to eat

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The first time I tucked into a bowl of steaming mussels I was hooked. Their briny flavor and tender meat were a sublime combination. I was visiting a friend's house, and not only did she make the mussels in a shallot-flavored broth but she also baked French baguettes to enjoy with them. The dinner was memorable, but for me I'd rather leave the ...Read more

EatingWell: Grilled kebabs are the perfect grab-and-go meal

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Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers and a creamy sauce spiked with cilantro, chile powder, cumin and vinegar. The potatoes are partially cooked in the microwave before putting them on the grill so they're done at the same time as faster-cooking steak, peppers and onions.

Steak and Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

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One for the Table: Light salad with barley is a nice alternative to heavy pasta

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Barley is a wonderfully versatile grain with a rich nutty flavor and a nice chewy, pasta-like consistency. According to the Whole Grains Council, "Barley is highest in fiber of all the whole grains, with common varieties clocking in at about 17 percent fiber." It's a great addition ...Read more

The Kitchn: Breakfast (or lunch!), all wrapped up

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I have a thing for pinwheel sandwiches; they're just so pretty and such perfect finger foods. What if you could skip the tortilla or traditional wrap and use protein-loaded eggs instead? These wraps take the trifecta of breakfast foods -- ham, eggs and cheese -- and turn them into portable ...Read more

The Kitchn: A sweet, sophisticated update to chilled cheesecake bars

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It's time you get to know labneh. And if you're already in the know, it's time you use labneh to make cheesecake bars.

Labneh is cheese made from strained thick yogurt. It's commonly eaten for breakfast with olive oil and bread in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. At stores you'll...Read more

 
 

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