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Environmental Nutrition: Skip out on high-sodium foods

Environmental Nutrition For almost half a century now, health organizations, health professionals, researchers and government agencies have recommended that we reduce our sodium intake to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, which is a proven risk factor for heart disease and stroke....

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  • The Kitchn: You won't believe the creaminess of this vegan 'chowder'

    The Kitchn: You won't believe the creaminess of this vegan 'chowder'

    TheKitchn.com This vegan sweet potato chowder delivers everything you want in a warm fall soup. It has a velvety broth laced with seasonal spices, like sage and paprika, and chunks of tender root vegetables. It's delicious the day you make it; but, like most soups it's even better the next day....

      • Seriously Simple: Wild salmon bake with sauce vierge is sustainable, light and refreshing

        Chef Ned Bell, of Vancouver, has penned a new book on seafood called "Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast" ($32.95, Figure 1 Publishing). Not just any seafood. Bell has made it his mission to cook only with sustainable seafood, and in his book he explains how to select and cook...

          • EatingWell: Key ingredients cut down prep time on this healthy salad

            EatingWell: Key ingredients cut down prep time on this healthy salad

            Hot roasted vegetables lightly wilt the arugula in this healthy dinner salad recipe. Keep prep time minimal with leftover chicken, precut butternut squash and trimmed Brussels sprouts. Chicken, Arugula & Butternut Squash Salad with Brussels Sprouts Serves 6 Serving Size: About 2 cups Active Time:...

              • Environmental Nutrition: Eating for kidney health

                Environmental Nutrition Nearly one in seven American adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. "The incidence of CKD in the U.S. is definitely increasing," says Michael Conrad, M.D., senior member of the Center for Kidney Care in New Jersey, "and since the major risk...

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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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