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All You Need To Know About Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the great kitchen basics. It’s also one of the oldest. Archaeologists have found traces of it in Egyptian urns over 5000 years old. Vinegar is produced when alcoholic beverages like wines and ciders come into contact with air, which ferments their alcohol into acetic acid to become vinegar. Vinegar is a […]

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vinegar

All You Need To Know About Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the great kitchen basics. It’s also one of the oldest. Archaeologists have found traces of it in Egyptian urns over 5000 years old. Vinegar is produced when alcoholic beverages like wines and ciders come into contact with air, which ferments their alcohol into acetic acid to become vinegar. Vinegar is a […]

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How Your Environment Affects Your Health

As you go through your pantry, do you reach for a hearty snack or a quick sugary fix? If it’s the latter, there may be some simple changes that can help you create a more wholesome environment.   When it comes to changing habits, the most important thing is to make it as simple as […]

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Seed Guide - Cook for Your Life

Simply Seedy: A Seed Guide for Cancer Patients

Seeds provide numerous health benefits due to the abundance of nutrients packed inside them. Seeds are an important part of the diet because they contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in addition to magnesium, zinc, calcium and copper. Not only that, but seeds have significant amounts of fiber, vitamins and phytonutrients. Further, they have also […]

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Separating Nutrition Fact From “Nutribabble”

If you read a lot of nutritional information on social media, you may have come across the term ‘Nutribabble’. This phrase was coined to describe the misinformation often portrayed as fact, which we see every day in headlines around the world. To nutrition professionals trained in analysis of research papers, seeing the truth behind the […]

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What I Eat in a Day- Wendy Kaplan, Registered Dietitian

This is a guest blog post by Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in oncology. She is the Nutrition Consultant/Educator for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, a 501c3. Connect with Wendy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and read more of her posts on the Mondays At Racine Blog. People often wonder, and I know […]

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    Honey

    Oh, Honey By Fiona Breslin As evidenced by its presence in products as diverse as pastries, soaps, and lotions, something about honey just says sweet and smooth. In the kitchen, it’s commonly used as a spread on toast or bread, or an alternative to sugar when cooking, baking, and sweetening coffee or tea. It’s perfect […]

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    Mushrooms

    Make Room for Mushrooms By Chelsea Fisher Mushrooms have long been essential and delicious ingredients in Mediterranean kitchens, but a wide variety of fungi have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to promote well-being and long life.  Their immune boosting capabilities are becoming well known in Western kitchens, and they are currently being studied […]

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    Peas

    Peas Be With Us By Chelsea Fisher Packages of frozen garden peas are sometimes used to cool aching muscles, and even to soothe black eyes (though this is not the origin of black-eyed peas). But for anyone dealing with cancer, or cooking for someone who is, peas – fresh or frozen — are definitely for […]

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    Figs

    Figs

    Newton’s Law: Figs Figs may be one of the prettiest fruits out there but they are also full of nutrients. And we mean figs ladies and gentlemen, not Fig Newtons! According to the American Institute of Cancer Research AICR, figs contain a beneficial amount of fiber, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, making them a cancer fighting food. […]

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    Tomatoes

    TOMATO…TOMAHTO By Chelsea Fisher Not too many centuries ago, tomatoes were thought to be poison. Thank goodness that dark age is over, as we now know that tomatoes have abundant amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant that imbues them with their glowing hue, and may be an extremely powerful agent in preventing and minimizing the risk […]

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