When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
A combination of African and Spanish cooking, spices and fruits are its signature.
Variety of seafood, spicy meats, tropical fruits, hot peppers, and root vegetables.
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When I use alcohol in cooking -- like when I stew a beef casserole in a bottle of Guinness, or slosh a glass of red wine into a bolognese sauce -- what happens to the calories? I know that cooking burns off the actual alcohol, so you are left with th... Read more
I started cooking for my family more regularly a little over s month ago. Without suggesting anything but more healthy eating. I've managed to get my husband excited about changing our eating habits and now we are both spark members!... Read more
I have a funny story to tell yall. I cooked a whole chicken in the oven today for the first time. I pulled it out when it was done and noticed some plastic sticking in between the legs. I pulled out a bag of giblets after I cooked the chicken for 2 h... Read more
Lots of fresh fruit/veg, pre-cook chicken to use all week, steamer bags of vegetables are quick and easy, 90-second rice pouches (whole grain, no added salt) are useful in a pinch. Keep higher protein snacks on hand, like hard boiled eggs & yogurt.... Read more
I precook almost all of my vegetables in my microwave. This is especially good for onions and root vegetables. We love onions and sauteeing them till clear is needed in many recipes. No spatter when micro-sauteed Less oil is needed.The microwave ensu... Read more
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice... Read more
By definition, a taproot is the single root of a plant that extends deep into the soil to supply the above-ground plant with nutrients. My definition of a taproot is YUM! It is such a shame these vegetables are grown below ground because many a... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
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