[1] Tom yum, a spicy Thai soup, is good in both hot and cold weather (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Lemongrass (photo courtesy Park Seed). [3] Kaffir limes and leaves (photo courtesy Dilly Dally Orchard). [4] Galangal is an Asian plant in the ginger family, an aromatic rhizome that is widely used […]

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This is the exciting part of the Paleo Diet – the Paleo Food List – the allowed foods are more than enough to make mealtimes exciting, nourishing and flavoursome. In general if you think back to the scrumptious meals that your grandmother produced the basics of those will be the basic of your new eating […]

Diet Foods

In New York City, “the best deli,” referring to Jewish-style delicatessen, used to be a topic of debate. Over the years, though, acclaimed delicatessens have fallen by the wayside. The Carnegie Deli and its rival The Stage Deli, both in the neighborhood of Carnegie Hall, are gone. So is Artie’s Deli on the Upper West […]

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[1] Layered cole slaw in a jar (photo courtesy Nestlé. [2] Purple/red cabbage is good-looking and full of antioxidants (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Scallions, also called green onions, have more onion flavor than their cousin, chives (photo courtesy Recipeland).   We don’t know who came up with the idea of layered food in a […]

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[1] Chocolate pudding pie (photo courtesy Chicago Vegan Foods). [2] Make a cookie crust from chocolate wafer cookies, or buy one (photo courtesy Chowhound). [3] Candied orange peel is our favorite garnish for chocolate pie or cake. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Elaine Hsieh, EH Chocolatier).   For National Chocolate Pudding Day, June 26th, how […]

Diets To Lose Weight

Melon and prosciutto is a classic Italian appetizer. Pasta salad, on the other hand, is an American creation. This recipe, from Pasta Fits, combines the two. We served it this weekend, and it was a hit. Pasta Fits, a website of the National Pasta Organization, promotes the enjoyment of pasta in healthy recipes. “When these […]

Diet Tips