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Environmental Nutrition: Plant defense against diabetes

Environmental Nutrition As if you need another reason to fill your plate with more plants! But new research suggests that diets rich in polyphenols, a large class of compounds found in foods of plant origin, may fend off type 2 diabetes, and help those who already have diabetes better manage their...

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  • Environmental Nutrition: The latest in egg substitutions

    Environmental Nutrition The egg has a long culinary history because of its usefulness in leavening, binding, structure and texture. Eggs provide the stickiness that's required for baked goods. The protein in the egg provides structure and the fat provides textural moistness. The science of baking...

      • Seriously Simple: Spaghetti squash adds texture, flavor to vegetable soup

        Each year I start getting the calls: "I just gained (this many) pounds over the holidays. Help! Do you have any dishes to help me shed these unwanted pounds?" This soup is one of my most requested recipes because it works. But this year I have added an ingredient that is also a dieter's friend:...

          • EatingWell: Catch of the day

            Chimichurri -- a bright, herby sauce served across Argentina -- is the perfect healthy twist on an easy salmon dinner. This recipe uses parsley but feel free to try your favorite combination of herbs, such as basil, mint or cilantro. Serve with mashed potatoes. Roast Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce...

              • EatingWell: Pure elegance in 20 minutes

                This healthy chicken saltimbocca recipe makes an impressive, yet fast, classy dinner. Serve this Italian-inspired chicken with roasted broccoli rabe and creamy polenta to round out this elegant meal. Chicken Saltimbocca Serves 2 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast and 2 tbsp. sauce Active Time: 20 minutes...

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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.

                                  Main Dishes

                                  • Chef Michael Cimarusti brings the heat to baked shellfish

                                    Skip the raw bar: Baking shellfish

                                    Master Class: As good as raw oysters and clams are, cooked, they take on flavors worth savoring. Here are some tips for preparing and baking oysters and clams.

                                      • Recipe: Mushroom and ham lasagna

                                        Mushroom and ham lasagna

                                        2 hours, plus soaking time for the mushrooms and cooling time for the lasagna. Serves 12 FRESH PASTA 1 2/3 cups unbleached flour, plus extra for rolling the dough 3 eggs 1. Place the flour in the bowl of a mixer or food processor. Add the eggs and mix until a dough starts to come together. The...

                                          • Faster, cheaper, delicious cioppino

                                            Cioppino that's faster

                                            Cioppino recipe cuts corners but not flavor

                                              • How to stuff a burger

                                                Stuffed burgers

                                                Ban blase burgers and up your grilling game

                                                Sides

                                                • 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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