Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Dr. J. Scott Smith of Kansas State University in Manhattan recently studied Heterocyclic Amines (HCA's), which are carcinogenic compounds that form when meat is cooked at high temperatures. He found that adding rosemary extract to ground beef red... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
I want to stop eating meat because for some strange reason, I am having serious digestive problems in relation to meat. This started in the summer of 2010 when I developed a serious case of gerds that burned the lining of my esophagus and I have had... Read more
I like to buy things in bulk when I can. There is usually a really good price on a certain deli meat each week - does anyone know if I can buy a few week's worth of sliced ham or turkey and freeze it? I've never tried it and think it would be fine, b... Read more
This is a silly question, but I want to make salmon patties tonight. I do not have canned salmon, but I do have frozen fillets that I moved to the refrigerator this morning before leaving.
How would one go about cooking a salmon fillet to use i... Read more
I'm about to graduate college and I know my daily schedule is going to be changing soon. I don't want all the added stress to lead to a decline in my eating habits, so I'm thinking about preparing more meals ahead and then freezing them. In the pas... Read more
Even if you cook for only one or two buy the larger packs of meat, larger cans/packages of other foods and you can divide it up by portions or by quantity you usually use at once and freeze the rest or use in another recipe. This is much cheaper the... Read more
Buy a freezer or can your food and plan ahead (like in the old days of canning) - this will give you healthier options and saves money in the long run.Buy meat in bulk from a farmer or butcher - you will know where your animal comes from and have mea... Read more
A Sparkteam for STRICT Vegetarians and Vegans. Vegetarians can be people that eat eggs/dairy. Vegans eat no animal products at all. Come to chat about life or get advice/support from other veg heads!... Read more
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Have you ever thought about giving up meat? If you're not interested in going vegetarian, have you ever considered flexitarianism? While about 3 percent of American adults are vegetarian, about 10 percent are mo... Read more
Fresh artichokes are a classic spring treat, but you can enjoy artichoke hearts all year long.What Are Artichoke Hearts?Buried within the rough leaves of an artichoke, is the sweet and tender “heart.” These little treasures have a buttery... Read more
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