National Quinoa Day is January 16th, celebrating a grain that came to prominence in the U.S. about a decade ago. Yet, many people have never tried it. Those who have are nutrition-oriented, excited that quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa or KEE-noo-ah) contains more high-quality protein than any other grain. In fact, it’s a complete protein: It contains […]

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[1] Crusty country bread topped with fig jam, ricotta, San Daniele ham (a sweeter alternative to prosciutto) and arugula. [2] Roasted ham, fresh figs and arugula on a baguette (photo © The Model Bakery | St. Helena, California).   January 16th is National Fig Newton Day, but we have no Newtons at hand. We do, […]

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[1] Spaghetti pie, a.k.a. spaghetti fritatta (photos #1 and #2 © Greatest Tomatoes From Europe). [2] Canned tomatoes from Italy are processed with modern, hygenic techniques. [3] Caprese fritatta tomatoes, basil, mozzarella. Here’s the recipe (photo © eMeals). [4] Salmon frittata with potatoes, capers and dilo (photo © Sitka Salmon Shares). [5] Potatoes and broccoli […]

Diets To Lose Weight