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Environmental Nutrition: Get to know tofu today

Environmental Nutrition While a relatively new food on this side of the Pacific, tofu has been a dietary staple in Asia for centuries. Made from boiled, curdled, and pressed soybean milk, "the cheese of Asia" first originated in China and then spread to places like Korea and Japan courtesy of Buddhist...

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  • EatingWell: One satisfying salad

    Toasted oregano lends an aromatic note to this substantial salad, which features grilled flank steak, peppers and eggplant as well as tangy tomatoes and a simple red-wine vinegar dressing. Grilled Steak Salad with Tomatoes & Eggplant Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 2/3 cups Active Time: 40 minutes Total...

      • The Kitchn: 5 mistakes to avoid when making potato salad

        TheKitchn.com This time of year wouldn't be complete without one of my favorite side dishes: potato salad. Chunks of well-seasoned, fork-tender potatoes tossed with some crunchy veggies and a touch of mayo or perhaps a nice vinaigrette -- it's a summertime staple. No matter what your favorite potato...

          • The Kitchn: How to make better-than-the-box Rice Krispies treats

            TheKitchn.com Rice Krispies treats, when prepared according to the recipe on the box, are pretty close to perfection. For many years I saw no need to change them, but simplicity has its own way of inviting change. So I started tweaking the recipe, adding ingredients and changing some of the techniques...

              • Environmental Nutrition: Sweet treats for diabetes

                Environmental Nutrition If you have diabetes, managing blood sugar levels is critical, but careful planning and some creative swapping can allow you to enjoy the sweetest of treats. In proper portions, of course. Diabetes or not, health experts recommend reining in added sugars (not the natural...

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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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