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EatingWell: Pasta recipe using one pan is fast with minimal cleanup

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This chicken Parmesan pasta uses the one-pot pasta method to cook your noodles, chicken and sauce all in one skillet for a fast and easy dinner with minimal cleanup. Finish the dish under the broiler to achieve a delicious melted cheese crust.

One-Pan Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Serves 4

Active Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

2 ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: A tough pill to swallow: Are supplements safe?

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The dietary supplement industry brings in billions of dollars each year, with an estimated 90,000 products on the market, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, probiotics, or other substances in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form. About half of American adults take at least one dietary supplement for health or ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with pork tacos, California style

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Do you know the meaning of Cinco de Mayo? It’s a holiday that commemorates when the Mexican army defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla against overwhelming odds in 1862. Puebla and many U.S. cities have huge celebrations with parades, festivals and dancing. And, of course, food!

Each year I observe this holiday with an array of fabulous...Read more

The Kitchn: Instant pot salsa chicken salsa is the easiest, most foolproof chicken dinner I know

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Anytime I’m staring down a pack of boneless chicken breasts and need a quick dinner that requires next to no effort, I turn to salsa chicken. It’s the easiest, most foolproof chicken dinner I know, and the reason I always keep a couple of jars of salsa on hand.

After just 15 minutes in the Instant Pot, you’re greeted with a big batch of ...Read more

The Kitchn: This cheesy ranch potato gratin is a fresh twist on the classic casserole

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Choosing the greatest potato dish of all time is an impossible task. Frankly, there are far too many options and they’re all irresistible. But choosing my favorite potato dish to make? That’s an entirely different story, and the answer comes easily: a cheesy ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Get friendly with figs

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Figs (Ficus carica) are part of the mulberry family, along with jackfruit and breadfruit.

The folklore

This ancient fruit, which dates as far back as 2500 B.C. to western Asia, is an important symbol in many world histories, like the ancient Greeks and Romans, and religions, including Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, representing fertility, ...Read more

EatingWell: Rainbow veggie wraps, the perfect healthy bite for kids

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There’s definitely a sushi vibe to these kid-friendly wraps, which are stuffed with vegetables, cheese and hummus, then rolled and sliced. Serve them with store-bought green goddess dressing, a creamy herb-filled dressing, to take it up a notch with ease. They look impressive, but they’re easy enough for kids to assemble themselves for a ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Healthy-up your coffee drink

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If you love your coffee, you’re far from alone. Most Americans enjoy their daily cuppa joe at an average of three cups a day. Sure, we brew our java at home, but we clearly give in to the pull of a grab-and-go coffee drink from the corner coffeehouse. And why not? Coffee is a great pick-me-up that studies show may have health benefits. Add a ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Thai peanut curry is marvelously easy

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Tara Bench has authored her first cookbook — “Live Life Deliciously” — with dazzling recipes that are simple to prepare and please to the eye. She was food editor at Martha Stewart Living and food director at Ladies’ Home Journal, so she knows a thing or two about food, cooking history and techniques that go with her colorful and ...Read more

Kary Osmond: Eggless salad sandwich is vegan-friendly

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I’ve been on a breadmaking kick lately and needed something delicious to put between two slices. So, the other day I took my favorite egg salad recipe and turned it vegan!

The most important step in the following recipe is to drain the tofu of any residual water to get the best texture and flavor. You can use items in your kitchen to drain ...Read more

The Kitchn: This sunny lemon tart is practically glowing

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There are recipes where taking a few shortcuts or starting with store-bought components is just fine. And then there are recipes where the very best version takes some extra time and effort, but the payoff makes it worth it. Friends, this classic lemon tart is definitely the latter type of recipe. It calls for a whopping amount of egg yolks, a ...Read more

The Kitchn: Smoky quinoa taco bowls are the ultimate high-protein, veggie-packed lunch

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With the rare exception of pizza (I prefer plain cheese), I’m all about the toppings. Give me all the candy at the frozen yogurt shop, load up my bagel with every veggie in the store, and top my pancakes with every berry in sight, please.

Of course, my favorite way to eat all the toppings is in a big chopped salad or a hearty grain bowl (this...Read more

EatingWell: This healthy snack travels well

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Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-cook energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well.

Mango-Date Energy Bites

Serves 20

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

2 cups pitted whole dates

1 cup raw cashews

1 cup dried mango or other dried fruit

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Process dates, ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: On the hunt for high quality carbs

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Good carbs, bad carbs. By now we’ve all heard those terms and we know, basically, it’s a prod to choose good quality carbs — those less refined. But finding high value carbohydrates can get tricky, especially with varying advice, changes in the Nutrition Facts panel, and the never-ending internet lists of magic foods. The American Heart ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Meyer lemon strawberry pudding cake celebrates spring

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Spring has sprung, and this quintessential springtime dessert showcases Meyer lemons and fresh strawberries at their best. I love the bright, slightly sweet Meyer lemon flavor that acts as the backdrop to the juicy strawberry shards studded throughout the pudding. If you can’t find Meyer lemons, which are usually sweeter than regular lemons, ...Read more

Kary Osmond: Lentil soup should be on your spring meal prep list

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I love to meal prep on Sundays to get ready for the week, and there’s usually always a lentil soup on the list. Lentil soups keep well when made ahead of time, and they always soothe the soul when you warm up a bowl.

Spring Lentil Soup

Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup finely diced onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 cup finely diced...Read more

The Kitchn: This savory one-pot mushroom Bolognese is deeply satisfying

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When I think of the ultimate comfort food, I think of a hearty Sunday sauce bubbling away on the stovetop. I can practically smell the carrots, celery, and onions mingling with a flavorful cut of meat in a large Dutch oven, slowly transforming into a rich and hearty pasta sauce.

But why should this comfort be reserved for meat-eaters? And why ...Read more

The Kitchn: This no-wilt Italian chopped salad is the make-ahead lunch you need

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Chopped salads have been my lunch M.O. for well over a year now, seamlessly transitioning from packable office lunch to hearty work-from-home one. Their make-ahead quality means I’m not scrambling every day as soon as I get hangry, and they satisfy my desire for crunch and lots of veggies.

My idea to make an Italian-inspired version came ...Read more

EatingWell: This healthy lentil stew recipe is hearty and satisfying

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This stew will satisfy your stomach and your taste buds. Don’t skip the parsley relish (salsa verde) — it’s easy to make and lends a tangy accent that balances the flavors of the lentil stew. We prefer French green lentils for this stew, as they don’t fall apart while cooking; regular brown lentils will also work.

Chilean Lentil Stew ...Read more



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