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Cooking 101


As one Hindu proverb goes, “Rice is good, but lentils are my life.” Arguably one of the oldest domesticated crops in the human diet, lentils are a staple...

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Cooking 101

Curry Powder

Curry powders are an ancient and traditional part of Indian cuisine, used almost universally to flavor meat, vegetables, and fish. The curry powder familiar to Western cuisine, available...

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Global Ingredients

Feats of Clay

Tagines are a classic Moroccan dish, savory stews often cooked and served in conical clay pots called tagines. Traditional recipes abound, such as chicken tagine with olives, lamb...

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Staying Healthy During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The article below was first published mid-March 2020 at the outset of the Coronavirus outbreak. While many advancements and multiple vaccines have been developed to protect us against...

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The Facts about Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate and should be one of your favorite parts of a cancer-protective diet. There are two types, soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, and...

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Global Ingredients

Black Beans

Basic Black By Fiona Breslin The terms “healthy” and “comfort food” often don’t describe a simple food, but black beans merit both monikers. This member of the legume family boasts...

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Healthy Habits

Food Break Ups & How I Learned to Manage Chemo Side Effects

It was a nightly trip for me back in 2001. A few weeks into my treatments for stage III colon cancer, I could hardly keep anything down. Water...

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Cooking 101

A Quick Guide to Setting Up Your Pantry

If you’re just starting out on your cooking adventure, it can be daunting shopping for pantry basics. There are so many herbs, spices, and other grocery items, it...

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Healthy Habits

Your Allies in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Major organizations from the World Health Organization to the American Cancer Society advocate a diet high in plant foods as a way to combat a whole range of...

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Cooking 101

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds By Alyssa Adler Chia seeds can be considered a super food because they are extremely versatile and nutritious! Originally from Central America, and derived from a plant in...

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Cooking 101


Cabbage has long been recognized for its many medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory and soothing agents largely accredited to its glutamine content, an essential amino acid. Cabbage leaves are...

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Cooking 101

Whole Wheat

We are continually told to pick whole-wheat products over their refined, white counterparts, but what does the term “whole-wheat” actually mean? The whole-wheat label denotes foods made with the...