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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Plums, among the sweetest of the stone fruits, pack a surprisingly high antioxidant punch. Antioxidants can help to prevent cell damage by Chicken and Butternut Squash Tagine.  Or try adding...

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Brazil Nuts

Similar to all nuts, Brazil nuts are nutrient-dense and contain high amounts of fats, fiber, protein, and antioxidants. The fats in Brazil nuts are mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated,...

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There’s nothing like the iconic cherry when you’re in need of a sweet metaphor: The used car that’s “cherry”; the cherry on top as the perfect finishing touch;...

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These precious, ruby gems are not just juicy and sweet but come packed with nutrients. Strawberries are a good source of folate, potassium, manganese, fiber, and contain even...

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What a Wonderful Leaf By Chelsea Fisher Lettuce is such a kitchen year-round staple that too little attention may be paid to when it’s in season. Leafy vegetables can become...

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Cilantro (Coriander)

Cilantro is a leafy herb and seed popularly used in Mexican, Asian, and Indian cooking. As with other herbs, cilantro can add great flavor and complexity to a...

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Leeks are loved all over Europe. They are the national plant of Wales and in France, they are known as “the poor man’s asparagus,” (even if they are...

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Frozen Fruits & Vegetables

Frozen fruits and vegetables may share the store freezer section with TV dinners and frozen waffles, but they are nutritionally a far cry from those packaged food neighbors....

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When bunches of bright green asparagus spears arrive in the farmers’ market, you know spring has officially sprung. In Germany, the veg is such a hopeful sign of...

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Pineapple is among the most popular of the tropical produce available in U.S markets. Beyond their tangy, mouth-watering flavor, a cup of pineapple is a source of 79mg...

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Peanuts & Peanut Butter

Because peanuts contain saturated fat, they have long been thought of as unhealthy, but in fact, they have a balanced fat profile, with 50% made up of heart-healthy...

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There are many varieties of yogurt available all over the world, but the most popular is the traditional European and Greek styles of yogurt.  Greek yogurt is strained...