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Environmental Nutrition: Picking the healthiest fruits

Environmental Nutrition Anyone who thinks healthy food can't taste good clearly doesn't understand the power of fruit. Sweet, juicy and delicious, grab-and-go fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber associated with an impressively long list of health benefits, including...

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  • Environmental Nutrition: The best diet for weight loss

    Environmental Nutrition Losing weight and getting healthier is a common goal among Americans; we spend $60 billion dollars a year on weight loss books, gym memberships, apps, programs and special diet foods. Yet, collectively we are getting heavier, which leads to an increased risk of chronic diseases...

      • Seriously Simple: Holiday gifts for home cooks and food lovers

        Every year, I look for items that would be fitting for the cooks and food and wine lovers on your list. This year, I have some great ideas that I hope will make your shopping a little bit easier. Many of these are on Amazon, so you can easily shop from the comfort of your home. LiFu Stainless Steel...

          • The Kitchn: How to bake crispy, juicy chicken

            TheKitchn.com The promise of crispy, juicy, oven-baked chicken is one that kept me rushing home as a kid. Mostly we felt like we won the dinner lottery when our mom made Shake'N Bake instead of her usual Hamburger Helper or tuna-noodle casserole. My own children pine for chicken nuggets (they mostly...

              • Enjoy an easy, yet hearty post-Thanksgiving meal

                At first glance mezzi rigatoni with sausage and radicchio looks like a classic Bolognese or meat sauce. Conceptually, it's the same. A pasta dish that seems to hit the spot as an easy yet hearty post-Thanksgiving meal in the weeks leading up to the next holiday. However, the radicchio and fresh...

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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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