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Everything You Need To Know About Ginger

How many times have you walked through your grocery store’s produce section and seen a bin full of funky-shaped, tan-colored, root-looking things? As you reach for that predictable bell pepper or bag of baby carrots, your eyes skim over that bin and you hesitate. You consider picking up one, but then hurriedly grab your pepper or carrots instead, because well, you know what to do with those. But you’re doing yourself a huge disservice because that root-looking thing or actually, … Read more »

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This History of Salt

Most people today rarely think about salt, except when they’re trying to avoid eating too much of it, or biting into an under seasoned dish. But until recently, much of human history has revolved around the clear, crystalline substance.… Read more »

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6 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Actually Be Making

A new year brings a fresh start, which is why over 40% of Americans will make New Year’s resolutions. But despite all their good intentions, only 8% will keep their resolutions. Here’s why those resolutions fail, and how to make better goals that you can actually achieve.… Read more »

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Canned vs Dried Beans: Which Should You Be Eating?

The health benefits of beans have been widely described. Beans are full of plant-based protein, fiber, and a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, adding a serving beans to your meal a few days a week can have a big impact on your health. But when it comes to cooking with beans, are canned beans or dried beans a better option? The answer … Read more »

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Kale and Serrano Chili Fondue with Crispy Tempeh Dipping Cubes

Whoever invented the practice of dipping stuff into hot melty cheese was a genius… I suspect it may have been someone who just came in from a long day on the ski hill and needed something both warming and satisfying. At least, that’s how my family does it! When we have fondue, I like to add … Read more »

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What Type of Buffet Enthusiast Are You?

Happy National Buffet Day! Yes, today is a “holiday” dedicated to eating as much as you feel like from a huge table of options. Where did the day come from? Who’s behind it? All those questions and more are swirling around my head. And if you were to declare a day National Buffet Day, would you put it so … Read more »

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7 Nutrition Myths Busted by Experts

One of my favorite lines of all times is “science is not opinion.” (I admit, I’m a science geek!) Certainly, health professionals need to interpret science and even form an opinion about it, but too often, the media, pseudo-experts, and well-meaning friends and neighbors share opinions about nutrition that aren’t rooted in actual science. It’s this kind of widespread sharing of inaccurate … Read more »