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


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 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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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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Global Ingredients


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

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Cayenne Pepper

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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While we will always encourage you to eat a rainbow-hued plate full of colorful fruits and vegetables for better health, cauliflower, with its creamy white florets, is also...

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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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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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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...

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Kitchen Dictionary

Chocolate Guide

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...