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
All of us are striving to cook in a way that's healthy and simple. Unfortunately, healthy and simple can sometimes add up to bland: A plain piece of broiled fish or baked chicken isn’t particularly exciting, right?
The remedy for the h... Read more
Plain grilled or baked meat or tofu gets boring quickly. With very little extra work, you can turn a pound of lean chicken, pork or fish into a healthy main dish.
Chicken: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken brea... Read more
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... 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
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/health/p anel-finds-no-benefit-in-sharply-restr icting-sodium.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
The summary is that there doesn't seem to be a benefit in extremely limiting salt intake....even in people with high b... Read more
Well lately I have been pretty frustrated with the scale not moving. I was glad I was losing inches but the scale was just not moving at all. So while I was taking a break on writing a paper for homework, I stopped and thought about my issue. I then... Read more
I buy Sorrento and Spring salads and baby spinach, all in cellophane. I'd place a paper towel in an opened bag to absorb moisture and fold the opened end, but the greens began to rot soon. A few nights ago, I opened a Spring mix and tossed it back i... 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
Pickling is a great way to extend the season and use up extra produce.
If heat or pressure canning is a bit intimidating to you, consider refrigerator pickles instead. You can preserve just about any fruit or vegetable in a salt and vinegar brine,... Read more
While fast food isn't typically the healthiest option, sometimes it is necessary when you are on the go. For this reason, our Food on the Run series attempts to provide you with helpful information to make nutrient wise choices when eating away from... Read more
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