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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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 —...


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Cooking 101

Fish

Fish is undoubtedly one of our most nutritious, varied sources of protein, and it’s especially good for cancer survivors -- quick to cook, easy to digest, and full...


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Cooking 101

Canola Oil

Originally developed in Canada, canola oil is a  neutral-tasting vegetable oil made from the seeds of the rapeseed plant. This mustard relative yields an extract that’s excellent for...


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Cheese

Experimenting with new cheeses can be a delightful way to add complex taste to different meals. Cheese is a simple, easy-to-fix snack if you are tired, and offers...


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Chiles

Ever wonder what made that burrito you ordered taste so perfectly spicy? Capsaicin-rich chile powder may be the answer. Found in common ingredients like cayenne powder, this ingredient...


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Cauliflower

Ever wonder what made that burrito you ordered taste so good – perfectly smoky and perfectly spicy?  Most likely, it was cayenne pepper.  But cayenne is not just...


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Chard

Swiss chard works hard for recognition on the American dinner table. Cooks are often reluctant to tackle its huge green leaves and strong spine. But chard deserves a...


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Garlic

It may need to be paired with a package of breath mints, but garlic has long been a culinary and medicinal mainstay. The fragrant bulb can claim a...


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Ginger

Ginger—that funny-looking brown root you find near the potatoes in the produce section–has not only a distinctive flavor but a long history of medicinal uses going back thousands...


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Chocolate

Chocolate chips and cocoa powder aren’t often what you’d think of as pantry staples, but when Valentine's Day, a potluck, or simply a sweet craving come along, they’re...


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Olive Oil

Olive oil packs some calories, but it more than makes up for that in benefits. Just as a car needs lubricant to run smoothly, the body needs fat...


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Turmeric

Sporting a brilliant bright gold hue, turmeric is made from the dried rhizome (rootstalk) of the turmeric plant. It has been used for millennia in Middle Eastern and...