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
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
No one wants to spend hours planning menus, making countless trips to the grocery store and slaving in the kitchen, only to endure dull and tasteless food. If you want to eat healthy, home-cooked meals without all the fuss, try a seasonal pantry make... 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
Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
todays dinner onion and fish t'faya with whole grain cous cous. was delishous, lovely taste due to lots of spices. a bit sweet and took less than an hour to cook. i love trying new dishes. came out around 500 cals per portion.... Read more
An example-I noticed the onion and celery bits in my lentil soup just now that I ate for lunch...if I hadn't been paying attention, and thinking "what's in this?" I wouldn't have noticed. I want to make my own now...sparkrecipes here I come.... Read more
The calories in onions are very low at about 40 calories for a medium onion, they are included in all types of weight loss diets & onions have the effect of lowering glucose levels in the body, by increasing the amount of free insulin. Trace mineral... Read more
The more red onion you eat, the lower your blood-sugar glucose levels will be. They are beneficial to gastrointestinal health. Red onions also reduce inflammation in the blood vessels. Onions have sulfur compounds, & the minerals calcium, magnesium.... Read more
Have you ever heard that if you are trying to sell your house you should always bake a batch of cookies right before showing the house to a prospective buyer? Supposedly the smell incites the potential buyer and "sells" the house.Let... Read more
What is the country's favorite condiment? Hint: It's red and comes in a bottle. It goes with almost every food imaginable and is fat free! It's salsa, which in 1992 outsold our other favorite tomato product, ketchup, for the very first time. Since th... Read more
Mr R and I had another outside day. DH tilled the garden and fixed three rows. I planted 8.5 (DH did the other .5) bundles of onions. Three bundles of red/purple sweet, 3 bundles of white sweet, 3 bundles of yellow sweet onions. I am kind of slow... Read more
www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods-weigh t-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19-2014| &_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.354306.2 encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down.
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