Brodo di pesce, fish soup, is an Italian term for what has been made in coastal, lake and river communities for millennia. Freshly-caught fish went into a pot with water and whatever vegetables were available to flavor it. Water plus vegetables equals vegetable broth. Bouillabaisse, a traditional Provençal fish soup or stew (the difference), a […]

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There are several factors that can increase the chances of getting pregnant. However, the simplest and easiest way is choosing a healthy daily diet. Nutrients and vitamins present in the food are very useful in boosting the fertility rate, which automatically translates into greater chances of pregnancy. Healthy diet for pregnancy is essential not only […]

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[1] Grilled chicken breast with grilled orange slices (all photos courtesy Sun Basket). [2] Steak salad with mandarin segments. [3] Pork chop in broth with vegetables and apples. [4] Grilled salmon with pink grapefruit and carrots.   Breakfast is the meal of the day that’s welcoming to fruit additions. Bananas, berries and oranges frequently appear […]

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The secret of having a top potent diet scheme lies not in the kind of diet you follow but whether you stick to it or not. In order to enjoy any substantial health benefits, you need to follow the potent eating guide for a long time so that you can keep the additional weight off. […]

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We’re still in the first blush of the new year, and have actually exercised every day and eaten more healthfully (except for an errant black-and-white cookie). We’ve been going down the list below, sent to us by Sara Siskind, a Certified Nutritional Health Counselor and founder of Hands On Healthy cooking classes for adults, families […]

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[1] Protein-packed bone broth is filling, warm and comforting (photo courtesy pacific Foods). [2] For a crunchy snack, pick a lite-dressing salad kit (photo courtesy Dole). [3] Crunchy roasted chickpeas are an alternative to nut (photo courtesy The Good Bean). [4] Popcorn is a favorite whole-grain snack (photo courtesy Pop Secret).   Low in calories […]

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The first ribs we remember were spare ribs, a childhood favorite at Chinese restaurants. Then, came barbecue joints and baby back ribs. More recently, country-style ribs have become the “it” rib; and they’re not even ribs. They’re cut into rib-like shape from a pork chop An article in The New York Times praises this inexpensive […]

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[1] A hearty dish of cassoulet. Here’s the recipe from The New York Times. [2] This “pared down” cassoulet takes just one hour! Here’s the recipe from The View From Great Island. [3] The original cassoulet pot shape, with slanted sides. It is the source of the word “casserole.” Here’s the detailed history of cassoulet. […]

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When we think of eating to lose weight, we always associate it with diets that focus on specific portions and combinations of foods. It conveys images of strict calorie-counting that verges on starvation. From high-protein low-carbohydrate to lemon diet to crash diets and all other forms of dieting in between, weight loss diets are far […]

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January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. Here’s a history of the popular bonbon, adapted from Candy Favorites. Chocolate-covered cherries, more formally called cherry cordials, are a chocolate shell filled with a cherry and sugar syrup, plain or flavored with alcohol.   IT BEGAN WITH THE CORDIAL The word “cordial” derives from the Latin […]

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