Kitchen Dictionary

From tips for cooking through chemotherapy to busting healthy food myths to easy, pantry-friendly meal ideas — our team of experts covers it here.
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Cooking 101

Eggs

Eggs are a welcome part of a healthy diet. One of the most cost-effective ways to boost protein intake is a dependable and delicious egg. Adding extra egg whites to whole eggs, or just...

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Spinach

When it comes to dark leafy vegetables, spinach is one of the most versatile and nutrient-packed out there. Its mild flavored leaves can be prepared and served in a variety of ways, and for...


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Kale

A member of the brassica family of veggies which includes cabbage and broccoli, kale has enjoyed its fair share of fame in the anticancer spotlight. Like all members...


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Collard Greens

Collard greens are one of the true glories of soul food. Down South, a chicken dinner without them is almost unimaginable. Collards have earned their place on the...


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Lentils

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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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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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...


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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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Global Ingredients

About Farro

Farro, the ancient strain of wheat, was one of the first crops domesticated in Egypt. It has only become popular in recent years because it is one of the...


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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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Cabbage

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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Apples

By Chelsea Fisher Eating an apple a day won’t keep the doctor away, but it’s not a bad place to start. The combination of antioxidants and phytochemicals within apples—including quercetin, epicatechin,...


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Chickpeas

One Cool Chickpea By Fiona Breslin Garbanzo beans, also called chickpeas, are a staple nearly the world over. They play a leading role in a host of delicious dishes —...