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Environmental Nutrition: Fishing for good health

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Environmental Nutrition

There's a lot to love about seafood. Study after study shows eating fish on a regular basis can help protect your health and increase your chances of living longer. Nutritionally, it's high in protein and loaded with important vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Keep it green and light for Saint Paddy's Day

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Each year on St. Patrick's Day I try and come up with a new twist on corned beef and cabbage, cabbage and potato hash, or chocolate stout desserts. This year I decided to lighten things up while still playing tribute to St Patrick's Day and celebrating all things green. Since this well-known holiday falls on a ...Read more

EatingWell: Whip up a quick quiche

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Potatoes, cheese and greens make this mini quiche recipe delicious and satisfying. Bake up a batch over the weekend and you'll have breakfast available in a hurry for the rest of the week.

Muffin-Tin Quiches with Smoked Cheddar & Potato

Serves 6

Serving Size: 2 quiches

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

2 tablespoons extra-virgin ...Read more

The Kitchn: Slow cooker does most of the work for stuffed cabbage dinner

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While you can certainly make cabbage rolls after you get home on a weeknight, cabbage rolls can also be simmered until deliciously tender in the slow cooker all day long and welcome you home with their enticing aroma. With a no-cook beef-and-rice filling and no-cook tomato sauce, these ...Read more

The Kitchn: What is a continental breakfast, and what makes it continental?

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Maybe you've stayed at a certain hotel specifically because you wanted the free continental breakfast. Maybe you visions of huge pancakes and fluffy egg dishes. And maybe you were disappointed when presented with your options: a small bowl of fruit, a tiny banana-nut muffin, and a mug of ...Read more

Dining with strangers: Communal tables catch on at Minnesota restaurants

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesotans appear to be thawing out.

In restaurants, anyway, where diners are slowly but surely embracing the communal dining table.

Dropping their chilly, arm's-length practices, complete strangers are now willingly sitting next to one another -- and testing the boundaries of their well-guarded personal space -- as they enjoy ...Read more

Heat cut into Calif.'s wine grape crush; some varieties flourished

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California's 2017 wine grape crush totaled slightly more than 4 million tons, down less than 1 percent from the 2016 total, according to a preliminary report released earlier this month by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

The state's preliminary report said the overall 2017 crush -- including wine, raisin and table grapes -- ...Read more

How to spike your cooking game with hard liquor

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It's no secret that the proper libation can elevate an elegant meal. But have you ever considered incorporating liquor into something other than a cocktail glass? Properly used, alcohol works wonders in food as well. Maybe you've added wine to a sauce or braise, or added beer to a batch of chili or barbecue sauce, but incorporating distilled ...Read more

Have you tried the Whole Foods sandwich that went viral?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anyone can get their hands on the latest buzzy food craze: You just walk up to the deli at a Whole Foods, tell them you want "that TTLA sandwich" and pay $8 at the cash register.

That is, unless the deli is out of the ingredients, particularly the vegan tempeh "bacon" strips that are stuffed into the sandwich. Between a viral...Read more

Egg and pepper sandwich makes great Lenten meal, and here are wines to have with it

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This spin on a Chicago Lenten classic is simple but also a little rich, so any wine that you match with it needs to stand up to that richness and not get bogged down by it. These three wines -- a chardonnay-based Champagne plus a big rose and a red on the lighter side, both from Italy -- have the acidity to cut through, plus their own aromas and...Read more

How to roast Brussels sprouts to crispy goodness

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He's not a fan of vegetables, she confided via encrypted email. Too mushy, he claims. Could I help?

I didn't know her. I didn't know him. But it sounded serious. Sometimes a cook has to step out of her kitchen and stare down trouble. I took the case.

I packed my tools: knives, aprons, scale; I packed my technique: high heat. At the airport, I ...Read more

Don't love riesling? The Finger Lakes will make you rethink the maligned grape

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In the continuing effort to spread the word that not all riesling is sweet, we now turn our focus to the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Of course, riesling is not the only grape grown in the Finger Lakes region. The area also turns out other whites, reds, roses, sparklers and dessert wines. Furthermore, dry riesling is not the only style the ...Read more

2 do-ahead fish soup bases make for easy dinner parties — just add garnishes at the end

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Restaurants have go-to recipes -- ones the cook enjoys making and the guests order over and over again. At home, I turn to one-pot soups, stews and slow-cooker meals for the same reasons.

I like to prepare a couple of fish soup bases to make dinner parties easier. When the guests arrive, I can simply reheat the base, add some fresh fish and ...Read more

Best Bites: Clif Nut Butter Filled Bar — Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor

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The more organic an energy bar is, the more likely it is to taste like cardboard. The latest offering from Clif -- Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter-filled -- is heavy on the banana and peanut butter, and somewhat lighter on the chocolate. The cardboard flavor is barely there at all. Remember, it's an energy bar, not a diet bar, so each one ...Read more

Superb fish recipes for Lent (and the rest of the year)

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For Christians, Lent is a time for quiet reflection. For austerity. For repentance.

But mostly it's a time for fish.

Catholics and members of some other denominations choose to eat fish instead of meat on Ash Wednesday and every Friday until Easter. (For the Orthodox denominations, Great Lent began Monday; adherents generally refrain from ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Is margarine bad for you?

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Environmental Nutrition

Are you wondering if margarine is a healthful choice? Simply put, margarine is a butter substitute made with vegetable oils that are emulsified with a liquid -- usually water or sometimes milk. Not so long ago, margarine received a bad rap because it often contained ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Short rib chili is a standout

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This is my version of what chili should taste like. I have made it with turkey and chicken, but I have to say this is my favorite version. The short ribs must be cut into 1-inch pieces so that they become meltingly tender in the spicy chili sauce. Ask your butcher to do it for you, but make sure the meat pieces are not too big. The small pieces ...Read more

EatingWell: A healthy take on 'shrimp scampi'

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Garlicky shrimp are served on top of buttery, cilantro-flecked spaghetti squash in this quick dinner recipe inspired by shrimp scampi. Pair with a side of sauteed greens, such as kale, collards or spinach.

Garlic Shrimp with Cilantro Spaghetti Squash

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 2/3 cup shrimp & 3/4 cup squash

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total ...Read more

The Kitchn: 6 dinner strategies for parents short on time

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If there were ever an award worthy of giving a parent, it would be for one feat: Delivering a nutritious meal to the table on time. That's especially true for me, given my 90-minute commute home from work, two children (a 3-week-old and 3-year-old), and a wife who does plenty else besides ...Read more

The Kitchn: The call of the brownie is inescapable

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Ah, the call of the brownie hits us all. Sometimes it's midday, sometimes it's midnight. Dense and rich, neither cake nor fudge, a chewy brownie satisfies that primal need. But sometimes you just don't have every ingredient in the house when the need strikes. You've got some cocoa powder, ...Read more

 

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