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Environmental Nutrition: Teas for weight, insomnia and immunity

Environmental Nutrition Store aisles are full of herbal brews claiming to do everything from boosting your immunity to lowering your weight. While there is not a great deal of science supporting benefits, some studies show promise. Here's the skinny on teas that say they'll help you lose weight:...

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  • Environmental Nutrition: Papaya power!

    Environmental Nutrition Cut into a papaya and behold the spectacular shades of sunset in the tropics--rich pink, deep orange, and glowing yellow. A favorite tropical repast, it's no surprise this fruit is native to warm, humid southern Mexico and Central America. The folklore Ancient Mayans, who...

      • Seriously Simple: Goulash is made for cooler days

        I am big on making stews. What are the techniques that will produce a rich flavored stew? In a nutshell, it is using good broth, browning the meat without crowding it (even if you need to do it in batches), letting the flavors develop through slow cooking, and preparing in advance so all of the...

          • EatingWell: Quick twist on Paddy's Day classic

            Traditional corned beef and cabbage sure is tasty, but it's typically loaded with preservatives and sodium. In this healthy recipe makeover, we slash more than 2,300 mg of sodium with our quicker twist on the St. Patrick's Day classic. To get great flavor without the additives found in store-bought...

              • The Kitchn: The secrets of the best Irish coffee, according to Uncle Eddie

                TheKitchn.com My uncle's a pretty easy-going, good-humored man, but when it comes to Irish coffee, he's nothing but serious. You see, he has his own kit. It's really just an old cardboard box with the words "Eddie's Irish Coffee Kit" scribbled on the outside in Sharpie, but it's filled with his...

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                  • Pictures: Testing the perfect meat thermometer

                    The perfect meat thermometer

                    This grilling season, instead of relying on poking, stabbing and old-fashioned guessing to tell us when our meat is done, it is time to step up and find the perfect meat thermometer. We tried several types and found a wide range of accuracy and features. Word to the wise: When checking doneness,...

                      • Pictures: Get the scoop

                        Get the scoop

                        Who knew that there are almost as many ways to scoop ice cream as there are flavors at the grocery store? We did the research to find the most efficient tools to serve the ice creams, sorbets and gelatos you're dipping into this summer. From old-fashioned scoopers to newfangled spades, we checked...

                          • Gifts for the heart of the kitchen

                            Sweet, helpful kitchen gifts

                            A way to show thanks: For the mom who often gathers her family in the kitchen, to join in when she stirs up some sweet treat or preps the family dinner, consider these delicious, witty and helpful ideas to accompany a handful of tulips or a potted orchid. And a card, of course, perhaps a handmade...

                              • Pictures: The new crop of grilling gadgets

                                New spring grilling gadgets

                                We tested some fun gadgets to find out which will make your outdoor cooking more efficient and flavorful. We also found a few that might be best to avoid when restocking your culinary tool belt. Check out our choices before investing in a brightly colored silicone set or shiny new grill pan.

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                                  • Revisit the chopped salad with new twists

                                    Chopped salads

                                    Cube by cube, chopped salads deliver array of tastes, textures and colors

                                      • Making it better than takeout

                                        Shrimp with green chili

                                        Reconstructing a favorite shrimp stir-fry recipe at home

                                          • Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Cooking lettuce is uncommon in the United States, but my Chinese and Japanese friends feel any type of green is right for the wok. The secret to stir-frying lettuce is to make sure your wok or skillet is very hot and to cook the lettuce only seconds so that it remains crisp and colorful. The rich...

                                              • Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Simple yet elegant party appetizer will turn heads

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