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Environmental Nutrition: The caveman cometh

Environmental Nutrition Since the first paleo diet book hit store shelves nearly two decades ago, this eating plan has skyrocketed in popularity. On paper, the paleo diet, (aka the "caveman" or "stone age" diet) encourages consumption of foods that would have been hunted or gathered by our ancestors...

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  • The Kitchn: May your days be merry and mocha

    The Kitchn: May your days be merry and mocha

    TheKitchn.com If I could bake just one thing during the holiday season, it would be this coffee-spiked chocolate cake topped with a sea of crushed peppermint candies. It's a humble cake that couldn't be easier to whip up on a weeknight. It has a balanced richness and a pillowy-soft texture, and...

      • The Kitchn: Enjoy snacking on sprinkles at any festive occasion

        The Kitchn: Enjoy snacking on sprinkles at any festive occasion

        TheKitchn.com We all know the history of Funfetti, a rainbow-hued twist on a boxed cake mix, thanks to the folks at Pillsbury way back in 1989. It was revolutionary because, instead of using the packet of sprinkles to decorate the outside of the cake, bakers were instructed to mix them into the...

          • Environmental Nutrition: The quintessential quince

            Environmental Nutrition: The quintessential quince

            Environmental Nutrition Quince is a nutritious, tasty favorite that Americans are just beginning to appreciate. The folklore It may take more than a quick glance to identify a quince. Yellow-gold, roundish-oblong, this fruit seems a lumpy indecision between an apple and a pear. Yet, its history...

              • Seriously Simple: Celebrate the colors of Hanukkah with a festive blueberry crostata

                Seriously Simple: Celebrate the colors of Hanukkah with a festive blueberry crostata

                I am big on fried potato pancakes (latkes) to celebrate Hanukkah. They never disappoint! But because they're fried, I like making lighter desserts for the holiday; and this quintessential American bistro dessert is a snap to prepare. Sometimes called a galette in French cooking, this free-form...

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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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