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Fennel: Health Benefits & Recipe Tips

Fragrant fennel has been used for centuries to ward off stomachaches. Atypical in American cuisine, this licorice-like bulb has an honored place at the table throughout Europe —...

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A Happy Home Crumbing By Ann Ogden Breadcrumbs are one of those useful kitchen staples that most people think about only when they make stuffing at Thanksgiving. That short, seasonal...

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Maple Syrup

The Sap of Happiness: Maple Syrup By Chelsea Fisher The big price difference between ordinary pancake and waffle syrup and pure maple syrup is no artificial mark up.  The inexpensive...

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Okra: Health Benefits & Recipe Tips

Okra is a cooking staple in Asia and the southern United States and is divisive among diners for its slightly slippery texture. But when prepared correctly, okra adds...

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Basil garners accolades for great taste, but it also provides a number of vitamins, minerals, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and even anti-inflammatory compounds. Adding basil to meals provides a boost of...

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Spaghetti Squash

You may have heard spaghetti squash referred to as “vegetable spaghetti” or “noodle squash.” The insides look just like spaghetti, making this squash ready to be your next pasta. Spaghetti...

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Tahini: Health Benefits & Recipe Tips

Tahini offers a salty, creamy component to any dish and its health benefits are certainly something to brag about.  Made into a paste from grounded sesame seeds, tahini...

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Grapeseed Oil

You might wonder how fresh, juicy grapes could be connected to sauteed vegetables. Yet the fruit’s little seeds contain oil that’s gaining popularity among food companies and home...

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Keeping the Doctor Away: Apples 101

Apples are one of the most popular and diverse fruits in the world.  At one point in time, there were over 15,000 different breeds of apples growing in...

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When Sea Plus Could Be a Minus

Choosing healthy and environmentally safe seafood has become, surprisingly, a daunting task.  The negative impact of pollutants such as PCBs and mercury in seafood has been dogging the...

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Warm Up To Frozen Fruit

Frozen fruits shouldn’t be overlooked. They are picked at their peak ripeness and flash frozen almost immediately, so we're able to enjoy the best of the season year-round....

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Sicilian Food, Sicilian Soul

For chef Fabrizia Lanza, healthy eating is a simple matter: If you listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs.  Lanza grew up in Sicily, where...