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EatingWell: Side salad showcases a perfect balance of sweet and savory

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Sweet ripe nectarines pair with peppery arugula and a hit of salty Parmesan and prosciutto in this outstanding side salad.

Nectarine & Prosciutto Salad

Serves 4

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: What makes a food ‘super’?

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Is there a hotter nutrition term than “superfood”? The term typically refers to foods with particular health benefits, but is this merely a marketing term, or is there actually science behind these superfoods?

“There is no legal definition of ‘superfood,’ but the broadest definition is it’s a food that has extraordinary nutritional ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Minestrone with pesto cream is the perfect summer soup

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Summer soups are usually served cold to offset the hot weather. But there is always an outlier. This vegetable soup is that one.

The hardest part of making this soup is the chopping the vegetables. You can even do it a day before finishing the recipe, and I prefer to do it early while it is still cool in the house. I cut the veggies in a small ...Read more

Kary Osmond: Ultimate comfort food breakfast is simply irresistible

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If you love hummus and pitas, you are going to love this recipe.

Ful medames is a power-house breakfast served in Egypt and all over the Middle East. It’s traditionally made by simmering fava beans until tender, and then finishing with a hit of garlic, cumin and lemon to perk up the flavor. It is the ultimate comfort food breakfast that will ...Read more

The Kitchn: If you haven’t put Nutella in your banana bread yet, what are you waiting for?

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Banana bread, thanks to its simplicity and of course the ability to use up whatever spotty bananas you have, has emerged as the official comfort food of quarantine. It’s also incredibly forgiving. No matter what substitutions you make or ingredients you add, you’re sure to end up with a comforting, heavenly scented loaf.

Over the past few ...Read more

The Kitchn: Giant Dutch babies are easy, tasty and thrilling

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If my Instagram feed is any indication, Dutch baby pancakes have soared in popularity during these last few weeks in quarantine. But in my household, our obsession is far from new. My 5-year-old has been enamored of Dutch babies for years! It’s the most thrilling breakfast either of us know how to make — a super-hot pan and fluffy batter ...Read more

All rise for rice: Make a perfect pot in a saucepan, Instant Pot or automatic cooker

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Cooking rice is not rocket science and requires little effort. But cooking it perfectly requires some basic rules and common sense.

Rice is deeply ingrained in my psyche, and I cannot imagine a life without it. Maybe it is because I consider rice, especially with yogurt, the ultimate comfort food, and shamelessly have it any time of day every ...Read more

Chili, the way you like it, is the easiest route to dinner

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Several years ago, my partner and I spent a month in San Antonio, where his family lives. We were both unemployed at the time, so we spent the days driving around the city, exploring and eating all the wonderful food. We consumed a lot of chili.

We ate the "authentic" kind, consisting of cubed beef chuck or sirloin cooked in a mole-like gravy ...Read more

Gretchen's table: Tomato-Corn Chowder

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Corn is starting to arrive in grocery stores. I also spotted local Amish tomatoes at Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. in the Strip District last week, which got me thinking, "Why not combine the two in a super-easy soup?"

Cookbook author and television personality Carla Hall (you probably know her from "The Chew" on ABC) has just the recipe.

It's a ...Read more

Daniel Neman: Looking back from 2080: I can't believe there were shortages

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Some day, 60 years from now, I will have my little grandchild on my knee and I will say, "Grandson, you are lucky to live in a time of plenty. Way back in '20 (which is what we will call 2020 then), times were hard."

And Junior will say, "Sixty years from now? That would make you what, 120 years old? Shouldn't you be dead by now?"

"Shut up," I...Read more

Here's how to make yogurt at home. It's easier than you think

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"I've been making or helping to make yogurt since I was about ten years old," are the first words in "Homemade Yogurt & Kefir: 71 Recipes for Making & Using Probiotic-Rich Ferments" (Storey, $19.95). From there, author Gianaclis Caldwell uses that lifelong expertise to take readers on an illuminating journey through the ins and outs of ...Read more

Best Bites: Chex Mix Muddy Buddies

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Your mom probably made Muddy Buddies (though she probably called it Puppy Chow) for you when you were a kid. Now, you can relive that flavor without the fuss of making it with this ready-to-eat snack from Chex Mix. Peanut butter and chocolate infuse the cereal pieces, which are then coated in a powdery (but not too messy) coating.

Size: 10.5 ...Read more

Quarantine cookbook offers whimsical look at pandemic

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SAN DIEGO -- In a lighthearted take on the pandemic, a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution published what they call a "Quarantine Cookbook."

There are recipes for shut-in favorites, such as "Flatten the Curve" Granola, "Lockdown" Chicken Tacos and Pasta "Fauci" along with "Infectious" Breakfast Casserole and "Viral" ...Read more

Jim Beam going back to its roots with a limited release of its oldest bourbon

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Want to taste history? Jim Beam is bringing back the distillery's oldest brand nationally and making it the way it was more than 100 years ago.

Old Tub Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be back on shelves nationwide for a limited time beginning in late June for about $23 a bottle, according to Jim Beam, celebrating "...Read more

EatingWell: Sneak attack: Get some extra veggies in your pizza

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Classic barbecue chicken pizza gets a healthy twist with hidden shredded zucchini in the sauce. It’s a great way to sneak extra veggies into your meal.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Serves 5

Active Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast

3/4 cup barbecue sauce

1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough

2 tablespoons...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Nutrition to support bone health

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The human body is comprised of bone, muscle and fat in proportions that are unique to each of us. Bone makes up about 15% of our overall mass and is a dynamic living tissue, removing old bone cells and rebuilding it with new ones. As we age, this becomes less efficient with old bone being removed faster than it can be replaced.

Osteoporosis (a ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Jordan Winery adds a smoky flavor to eggplant dip

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On a recent Zoom call with Jordan Winery’s chef and winemaker, we chatted about the winery’s newly released vintages and dishes to pair with them. I had planned a visit to the Sonoma Valley, but the pandemic hit; so, this Zoom call was the next best thing.

When the world returns to normal, Jordan Winery may be a spot you want to add to your...Read more

Kary Osmond: Mango salsa adds zest to any dish

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Mangoes come in a rainbow of colors and a variety of shapes. Whether they are yellow, orange, green or blush red, one thing is for sure — they will be sweet and juicy!

The fragrance alone inspires so many wonderful culinary creations and often adds a Thai twist to dishes featuring mango. Noted as one of the most flavorful fruits, mangoes ...Read more

The Kitchn: Caramelized cabbage wedges are next-level good

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You may be quick to categorize cabbage as wan or boring — especially if you’ve mostly had it boiled. But cooked in a fiercely hot oven, cabbage ascends to the ranks of potato chips: crisp, golden, savory, toasty.

It doesn’t require much — only that steady, long-lasting cabbage (the one that’s been kicking around the back of the fridge...Read more

The Kitchn: Finally, a delicious homemade veggie burger that won’t fall apart on the grill

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In high school, which is when I started to really get into cooking, I was a vegetarian — meaning my early kitchen experiments involved a lot of vegetables, tofu and meatless burgers. In fact, I became so obsessed with finding the perfect veggie burger recipe that over the next several years I tried pretty much every version out there, but ...Read more


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