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Environmental Nutrition: Foods and inflammation: Cooling the fire within

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Inflammation can be a positive reaction of fighting bacteria or viruses, or of bringing blood flow to an injured area to help the healing process. However, not all inflammation is beneficial. Often, undetected low levels of inflammation can remain for an extended ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Lighten up St. Patrick's Day with a new dish

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Each year, as March rolls around, I try and come up with a delicious dish to acknowledge St. Patrick's Day. I've made variations of corned beef and cabbage in the past, so this year I thought why not take all the elements of the dish and morph it into a crunchy, multi-flavored salad? I recently tried it on a few guests who all ...Read more

EatingWell: The sauce makes the dish

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These seared pork chops are topped with a rich and creamy mushroom sauce that gets flavored with fresh herbs.

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Serve 4

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

4 bone-in pork chops, 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick (about 2 pounds), trimmed

1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

3 ...Read more

Turn a pantry staple into a delicious soup

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I always have a can of chickpeas in my pantry, so I'm constantly on the hunt for new recipes to use them up. This recipe has warm Indian flavors, and it's a soup your dietician would approve.

Have fun experimenting with the ingredients. Carrots or butternut squash could be used instead of...Read more

The Kitchn: Sheet pan nachos are quick and easy

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This sheet pan nacho recipe makes enough for a crowd, whether you're feeding a large family or serving friends on game day. Plus, you can add different toppings to different sections of the sheet pan, meaning it's totally customizable for picky kids (and grown-ups). Here's how to make the ...Read more

Land of drinkin': Illinois has nation's cheapest beer prices, study says

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Weeks after Chicago claimed the crown for most breweries in the nation, the news gets even better: Illinois is home to some of the cheapest beer prices in the U.S.

According to a study by the website Simple Thrifty Living, the average price of a 24-pack of Bud Light or Miller Lite in Illinois is $15.20 -- 12 cents cheaper than those 24-packs ...Read more

What to pour: A vivid Corazon Escarlata made with new Mexican bitter liqueur

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A fantastic Mexican pomegranate liqueur recently landed in U.S. liquor stores, and its origin story is partly a history lesson that ends in a cocktail glass.

It starts in 1864, when the French emperor Napoleon III installed Maximilian of Hapsburg as emperor of Mexico. He held a teetering role in conflict with the rule of President Benito Juarez...Read more

Behold New Mexico's ultimate pork fiesta: 43 pigs, 300 gallons of chile and 22,000 tortillas

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BELEN, N.M. -- It's 4:30 in the morning, and Anthony Guardian has a problem: His cooking oil is frozen.

He's getting ready for the 19th edition of the World's Largest Matanza, an annual fiesta in the small city of Belen, N.M., that celebrates the state's historic nose-to-tail hog-slaughtering festivals. Sixteen teams from across the state will ...Read more

Best Bites: Cheez-It Snap'd

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Cheez-It recently released Cheez-It Snap'd, a new take on the original Cheez-It. Snap'd comes in four flavors: Double Cheese; Cheddar Sour Cream and Onion; White Cheddar and Bacon; and Jalapeno Jack.

Size: 7.5 ounces

Price: $2.99

Available: Grocery stores, including Walmart

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Daniel Neman: Is organic food healthier? New study shows organic diet reduces pesticides in body

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It may seem obvious: When you eat an organic diet, you absorb fewer pesticides than when you eat conventional food.

What is startling in a new study that came out last week is just how fast and steep the difference can be.

According to the study, just six days of eating organic food can lower your body's level of evidence of the pesticide ...Read more

The official fast food French fry power rankings

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Look, it's been a long two years for everyone. We're tired, our brains have been melted to a thin pap by the news cycle, and we've soundly backslid into our slothful ways despite resolving to exercise off all the cookies we cry-ate over the holiday. During times like this, it's necessary to celebrate small victories. Celebrate the fact that you ...Read more

Meatball recipe has roots in Africa

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Evi Aki is a first-generation American, the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. She was on a path to become a doctor when she started a food blog as a creative outlet and used it to explore her African heritage.

"Cooking helped me identify myself and find my way back to my roots," she writes in the introduction to her new cookbook, "Flavors of ...Read more

How a pot of beans can change the way you think about cooking

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A pot of beans: Cooking doesn't get much more basic than that. Beans might be cute (especially pretty heirloom varieties), and well-made beans make a tasty, cheap side dish. But that seems to be about the extent of it. What are beans going to teach you?

A novice cook can learn a lot from a pot of beans -- and while this might sound funny, a ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Food supplements: Too much of a good thing?

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Americans love dietary supplements -- more than half of American adults take at least one -- and this love has grown to include "food supplements," foods enhanced with extra vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals or probiotics.

Food supplements are a type of "...Read more

Seriously Simple: Blast from the past

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Recently I was browsing through my first book, "The Cuisine of California," and came across a recipe that I fondly remember.

I grew up in Los Angeles, a block away from Trader Vic's. This restaurant was like no other -- dark and daring with tropical drink concoctions adorned with umbrellas being ...Read more

EatingWell: Fried 'rice' made healthy

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Get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbs by replacing rice with riced cauliflower in this healthy chicken fried rice recipe.

Cauliflower Chicken Fried "Rice"

Serves 4

Active Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

1 teaspoon peanut oil plus 2 tablespoons, divided

2 large eggs, beaten

3 scallions, thinly sliced, whites and ...Read more

You won't feel bad about indulging in these brownies

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The first time I went to visit my new baby niece, my brother's mother-in-law put out a plate of brownies to go with our tea. To me, the squares looked like healthy brownies. If I wasn't so hungry, I would have been polite and asked about the healthy brownie recipe. Instead, I dove in.

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The Kitchn: How to roast butternut squash

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From purees and sauces to soups and slow-simmered stews, there's a whole lot you can do with butternut squash, but I'd argue the simplest and most delicious way to cook it is simply roasting it. A simple trip to a hot oven gives the naturally sweet winter squash gently charred, caramelized ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make the easiest no-bake chocolate cream pie

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I'm not exaggerating when I say one of my best and strongest childhood memories is eating single-serve cups of chocolate cream pie from my elementary school's cafeteria. My sister and I loved those things -- to the point where I've since looked them up to try to order some to my apartment, ...Read more

Minnesota craft breweries make a splash with hard seltzer

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A typical brewery's color palette may range from gold lager and black stout to brown and amber ale. Now, there's a new shade in craft breweries' arsenal, and it's clear.

Hard seltzer is the latest release from Stillwater craft brewery Lift Bridge Brewing Co., which joins a handful of others nationwide in brewing up the latest ...Read more


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