[1] Comfort food: warm, creamy polenta topped with a fried egg and sautéed cherry tomatoes (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Cherry tomatoes are sauteed into a jammy sauce, called “burst tomatoes” (photo © Barilla). [3] Buy a box of polenta. You can use it at any meal of the day (photo © Delallo). [4] An […]

Diet Tips

Polenta, made from ground cornmeal, is a porridge that dates to ancient times. It is gluten free, although not a whole grain*. This traditional Italian cornmeal style originated in Umbria in northern Italy, where it was a simple, hearty peasant food. In the U.S. and U.K., cooked polenta is known as as cornmeal mush. Polenta […]

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[1] Make tartines with lush summer tomatoes (recipes and photographs © Alexandra Shytsman courtesy Goat Cheeses Of France). [2] Sainte-Maure Caprifeuille goat cheese. Read more about it below. [3] Miche, a term for a round country loaf (pain de campagne—photo © King Arthur Flour).   Yesterday we presented three goat cheese and wine pairings, an […]

Diets To Lose Weight

[1] The Ploughman’s Lunch, a staple lunch in Britain for centuries (photo courtesy Taste | Australia. [2] Have an Irish beer with your lunch (photo courtesy Murphy’s Irish Stout).   For St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Ploughman’s lunch? You can bring it to work or dig in at home. Pronounced “plow man,” Ploughman’s, as […]

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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 […]

Diet Tips

A nutritionally balanced lunchbox is important in providing your child with the foods he or she needs for healthy development. Putting this into practice can sometimes be tricky, but a simple rule of thumb is that a healthy lunchbox should include one or more items from each of the following food groups: Fruit and Vegetables […]

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