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Holiday Eating: Cast Away the Guilt, Keep the Taste

As a nutritionist, I surprise people with my motto: if you're going to indulge, then do it right (have the full-fat version) and really enjoy it! I believe healthy eating includes food high in cream, butter, sugar or salt....just not every day and not every meal. It gets a little trickier during the holiday season with parties, potlucks and bakeoffs...

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Fish Tales
Fish Tales

Fins are in! The fruit of the sea can be a wonderful addition to a well-balanced diet. Fish is a great lower-fat protein alternative and the diversity of seafood could keep menu planners going for months. But before you head to the market, check out these fishy tips: Saltwater fish (such as cod and flounder) have thicker bones than freshwater...

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Delicious Backyard Barbecue Recipes
Delicious Backyard Barbecue Recipes

On the grill or in the oven, tasty wing recipes and more. (ARA) - Summer is meant to be spent outside and what's better than fast and delicious dishes for the backyard grill? Whether you're planning a graduation party, family get together or a weekend with friends, there's nothing like the ease of an outdoor barbecue to celebrate the arrival of...

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Ten Teas From Plants Around You And Their Benefits
Ten Teas From Plants Around You And Their Benefits

Tea handling instructions: All teas unless specified are brewed with 1 teaspoon dry material or 2 teaspoons fresh material to 1 cup of water. Always steep. This means pouring hot water over material and letting set for 5 - 15 minutes. Always dry leaves and roots out of the sun, in dark airy places. Then store in airtight containers. Try these...

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Nutty News
Nutty News

Store shelled nuts in either the freezer or refrigerator to keep fresh. When slivering nuts, cut them immediately after removing the skins after blanching, as this is when the nut is the softest. Do not use a food processor or blender to grind nuts. They tend to crush the nuts that release the oils, causing lumping. Buy an inexpensive...

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Knowing Your Oats
Knowing Your Oats

Oats are inexpensive and very nutritious. Half a cup of porridge (cooked oats) has only 62 calories and only 1 gram of fat. Oat bran offers even more nutrition because for only 40 calories you also get a high fibre cereal. Watch what you add on top, though. If you load on cream and sugar you're loading on the fat and calories. Try a little maple...

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Sofrito-style Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Plantain Salsa
Sofrito-style Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Plantain Salsa

Ingredients: 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each) 1 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. McCormick Ground Cumin 1 tsp. McCormick Garlic Powder 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. McCormick Crushed Red Pepper Salsa: 1 ½ cups peeled, finely...

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International Vegetables 101
International Vegetables 101

Ever hear of boniato, chayote squash or yuca? You've probably walked by them a hundred times in your local market. Here's a quick lesson in some of the extraordinary and delicious vegetables lining the produce aisles: Boniato (bon-YA-to) Also called batata or a tropical sweet potato, this reddish-brown skinned tuber has a creamy-colored flesh...

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