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Winter is a season for oranges without a doubt. Oranges are available in abundance these days and come in many different varieties – mandarin, navel, tangerine, clementine, and blood orange to name just a few. One variety of oranges on the market is Cara Cara. It is actually a type of navel orange that developed… Continue reading »

Shaking beef is a very famous Vietnamese dish that gets its American name from the constant shaking of the pan to cook the beef and onions without burning. It is traditionally served on a bed of watercress and with a dipping sauce of lime juice and pepper. This dish borrows from the famous original but… Continue reading »

With busy schedules, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to prepare meals and snacks at home. Are you looking for simple, healthy recipes? Look no further! All of these recipes only require 6 ingredients or less, making them great for quick dinner, lunch, or snack options. Mediterranean Lunch Salad Slow Cooker… Continue reading »

Reading the Nutrition Facts labels on foods is an important skill that can help us make healthier choices and stay within our calorie budget. Understanding the nutrients and ingredients in the foods you buy makes you a more informed consumer and gives you a better understanding of the foods you are putting into your body.… Continue reading »

When you are busy, the last thing you want to do is prepare a meal with an endless ingredient list. Having a few simple, healthy recipe ideas on hand for the days you do not have a lot of time to cook is a great way to still have a healthy meal at home or… Continue reading »

I get this question all the time. Shouldn’t I cook with an oil other than olive oil? The answer to this is yes and no. If you have a $40 bottle of olive oil, I would save that for a special splash on top of a salad or use it as a dipping oil for… Continue reading »

Chickpea pasta has been on the shelves for a few years now but is still a relatively new type of pasta that many of us may not be familiar with or may not have tried yet. It is a good option if you are looking to try a new type of pasta. It is also… Continue reading »

The amount of food we eat is just as – if not more – important as the types of foods we eat when it comes to weight maintenance or weight loss. This is another reason why tracking food intake is critical to weight management. We tend to think we are better at estimating the amount… Continue reading »

Whether we are cooking for a crowd, our household or ourselves this holiday season and beyond, we are bound to generate leftovers at some point. Just like washing your hands is an easy way to prevent foodborne illness while cooking, there are steps we can follow while storing leftovers to stay healthy and continue enjoying… Continue reading »

For most of us, we should strive to eat healthy most days of the week. However, “cheat” days are part of our lives and on some eating plans, encouraged. So what do you eat on splurge days? Pizza, pasta, hamburgers, sweets or hotdogs? Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of… Continue reading »