The menu usually features rich curries, creamy sauces, a variety of intense flavors, and many vegetarian dishes. Spices play an important role.
Rice is a staple of many dishes. A variety of breads... Read more
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
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
In addition to storing your fruits and veggies properly, it's good to know approximately how long the fresh stuff will last. Plan your trip to the grocery or farmer's market accordingly so that your foods are at the peak of freshness when you... Read more
We all know we should be eating our fruits and vegetables. You’ve probably heard the recommendations for meeting a 5-a-day quota, or seen the USDA’s recommendation to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies during each meal. And y... Read more
The Start page on SP has a place to track how many fruits and vegetables you eat a day ("Eat at least 5 fruit/veggies per day"). I'm curious how people are using this tracker.
- Are you using it to keep track of eating at least 5 *different* fr... Read more
I want to really try to eat 5 servings a day of fruits and veggies (at least). I realized tonight that I do start the day eating right, but I blow it later on. And, I usually plan to eat my veggies with my dinner, with the exception of salads for lu... Read more
During and after pregnancy, I gained 20kgs...from 57kg to 77.8 kgMy desparate move started 10days ago to stop sweets and thinking positive...today I am 700gms less..Hope to continue the same speed to be healthy and get back into shape.... Read more
I use Bulghur/Oats/Quinoa/Amaranth Seeds instead of Rice with mixed Pulses/Dals to make a thick Indian stew called Khichri.I also add different fresh Vegetables and season this with 1-2 tbsps. Ghee to which I add various Dry Spices like Cinnamon Bark... Read more
Recently, I asked you which healthy food you'd like to learn to eat. The responses were diverse and plentiful.Aside from liver, vegetables were the most common response: from tomatoes to celery, eggplant to green peppers.While I have blog posts p... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
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