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Environmental Nutrition: The pluses of pulses

Environmental Nutrition Evidence supporting the fighting power of pulses is stronger than ever. Pulses are an excellent source of fiber and plant-based protein and deliver folate, magnesium, iron and other important vitamins and minerals. Dried beans, peas and lentils have a low carbon footprint...

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  • The Kitchn: Don't forget to do this for even juicier grilled meat

    The Kitchn: Don't forget to do this for even juicier grilled meat

    TheKitchn.com Are you ready for a summer of great grilled meats? Of course you are! The key to grilling up juicy meat every time is simple -- as long as you remember to do this one thing first. Brine lean meat for a juicier result Brining, the process of marinating meat in a salt water solution,...

      • Seriously Simple: Spices add surprising punch to summer dessert

        Seriously Simple: Spices add surprising punch to summer dessert

        I am always surprised when another dessert book lands on my desk. Many of the books are compilations of classic desserts. So, when I received a copy of "Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice" by Malika Ameen ($30, Roost Books) I found myself captivated with her take on desserts. Adding spices to sweet desserts...

          • EatingWell: Spice up your potluck with a bean salad

            EatingWell: Spice up your potluck with a bean salad

            Roasted garlic adds rich flavor to the dressing, and red bell pepper adds color in this healthy bean salad recipe. Serve at your next potluck or as a savory side to grilled chicken, steak or salmon. White Bean Salad with Cheddar, Bacon & Walnuts Servings: 10 Serving Size: about 2/3 cup Active Time:...

              • Rainy day pasta: Pantry staples create the perfect meal

                Rainy day pasta: Pantry staples create the perfect meal

                Salame piccante is a delicious, spicy pepperoni from Italy's Calabria region -- the "toe" of the peninsula's sun-kissed boot -- that belongs in your summer repertoire. With a distinct flavor and color, and a range of heat that comes from red peppers and paprika, this versatile cured meat is just...

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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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