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Whole Grain Pasta: Good For Your Health!

Whole grains play a major role in a healthy diet. These edible gems are packed with disease-fighting, health-boosting nutrients. They contain lean protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and numerous other beneficial compounds. As is the case in many other beneficial … Continue reading

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Super Bowl: Home-Cooked Soups!

Soup’s reputation of being comfort food does not do complete justice to this remarkable and versatile dish. In addition to making eaters purr, wholesome, freshly cooked soups play an important role in a healthy diet. Weight control: Soup consumed as … Continue reading

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Spotlight On The Eggplant

In the movie “Coneheads”, the eggplant makes a brief but hilarious appearance. It should, however, be a regular resident in your kitchen. Poor eggplant, it does not receive the respect it deserves! Botanically a fruit, and used as a vegetable, … Continue reading

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Cooking Healthy Comfort Food

There is something magical about home-cooked Comfort Food. Emotionally, it elicits the equivalent of “human purring”. Such fare need not be short on nutrition, however; it can provide a boost to your health as well if you choose healthy ingredients … Continue reading

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How Cooked Is Too Cooked? – Article

Have you ever wondered the best way to eat food – raw, slightly cooked, moderately cooked or well done? The article link below provides information on how much you cook your food can affect different organ systems and their ability … Continue reading

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Maximize the Nutritional Value of Your Food!

Buying quality ingredients is only the first step in a healthy diet. How long ago were the groceries purchased, or the methods used to prepare food, greatly impacts the nutritional value of the resulting fare. Being aware of a few … Continue reading

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Cook Affordably (and Healthy) with Little Time – Video

Have you ever eaten collard greens, mustard greens or rutabagas, turnips or parsnips? They are full of nutrients, yet many people have never even tried them. Be adventurous. It is so easy to cook these root vegetables and hardy greens … Continue reading

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Tomatoes: A Tasty and Nutritious Powerhouse!

Lucky us, we do not live in the Sahara Desert and have access to an abundance of this pretty, delicious, versatile, and nutritious fruit! Yes, the tomato is a fruit, botanically speaking: a mature, reproductive body of its plant. For … Continue reading

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How to Cook Bok Choy – Video

Are you intimidated by Bok Choy? Part of the cruciferous vegetable family, bok choy has a higher concentration of beta-carotene and vitamin A than any other variety of cabbage. It will be well worth spending a few minutes to learn … Continue reading

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A Health-Boosting, Delicious Resolution!

OK, last year your New Year’s resolution to improve your diet got tabled after “the dog ate your cookbook”… The good news is that any day of the year is suitable for resolving to change our lives for the better. … Continue reading

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