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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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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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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“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance,” says Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Centuries later, the herb’s historical link with memory support — along with various other health benefits — turns out...

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In winter, when other veggies are taking the season off,  antioxidant-rich rutabaga comes to market. Rutabaga is a vegetable that for many reasons doesn’t deserve its near anonymity....

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These little citrus fruits are available throughout most of the year, but are truly at their best when they are in season, from late fall through winter. Recent lab...

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Dried Fruit

Sweet, nutritious, and shelf-stable, dried fruit is an easy and convenient way of getting in your daily servings of fruit. Fruits provide some of the most potent protection...

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Split Peas

A steaming bowl of split-pea soup may be best known for providing warmth and comfort on a chilly afternoon, but this little pea also packs tons of nutrients. One...

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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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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...