The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... 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
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
If you're eager to join the movement toward eating healthy, locally and sustainably, but don't have the backyard square footage to establish your own vegetable garden, then joining a CSA could be the perfect way for you to enjoy fresh, season... Read more
I was watching the "The Kitchen" this morning and one of their money saving tips was as follows.
Saffron Taste=1/4 tsp Turmeric and 1/2 tsp Paprika
I have tried exchanging it for plain turmeric but it wasn't nearly as good.... Read more
I was at a class tonight on baking (red velvet recipes). The recipes all call for shortening, but I don't like the idea of using a hydrogenated fat. I am wondering if a person used refined coconut oil (I think that is it -- that has the taste of th... Read more
I tried to make brownies with canned pumpkin instead of egg and oils, but my brownies were gritty! Even my husband said yuk!!
I have tried 2 kinds of pumpkin, too, so it's not that. I read that when I'm mixing all I need to do is get the bat... Read more
Looking for some new squash recipes this fall? We've rounded up some healthy and delicious squash recipes that are perfect for the fall season.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Butternut Squash Casserole
Maple Apple Acorn Squash Bake
Broc... Read more
Celery is often wrongly touted as an example of a negative calorie food. People like to believe low calorie foods like celery take more calories to digest them than they contain so they have no influence on weight. Unfortunately, there is no such thi... Read more
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