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Grilling Tips to Reduce Cancer-Causing HCA
Cancer-causing Heterocyclic Amines (HCA) form when meats and animal products (not fruits or vegetables) are heated at high temps that result in browning and charring (the “desired” crispiness of grilling).
How I Get in the Kitchen When I Don’t Want to be in the Kitchen
How I Get in the Kitchen When I Don't Want to be in the Kitchen My Trick – Set the Microwave Timer for Just 20 Minutes Spending time in the kitchen can be a lot like trying to be more active. It’s really hard to get started some days but once I do it’s really [...]
How to Blanch Vegetables: A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce
How to Blanch Vegetables A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce. Guest Post by CARE Nutrition Intern, Jacqui Gabel Photography: Jacqui Gabel Problem: Gardens fully producing, overbuying, or just overflowing with vegetables! Tell me if this sounds familiar: I want to eat more vegetables daily, but I tend to [...]
How to Make Ghee (Clarified Butter)
The benefit: You can use butter at higher temps without burning. Ghee (clarified butter) is very (very) simple to make To start, I do want to recognize that in the purist definitions there are nuances between clarified butter and tradition ghee. These exceptions are particularly important to Ayurvedic medicine and Asian religions that put sacred [...]
Kudzu Root: Why It’s Worth the Search
Kudzu Root (also spelled Kuzu) Why It's Worth the Search Kudzu is food thickener and offers an unprocessed alternative to cornstarch Kudzu is a source of therapeutic isoflavones - a phytonutrient with anti-cancer, hormone regulations, and cardio-protective properties Kudzu is used in traditional Asian medicine to heal the digestive tract (and to discourage alcohol consumption) [...]
Benefits of Frozen Produce: Nutrition, Cost, Convenience
Frozen Organic Broccoli Florets - Costco - 4 lbs./ $5.99 ($1.50 per lb.) Benefits of Frozen Produce In the age of local, raw and clean, health-minded cooks have become confused about frozen produce. Are frozen fruits and vegetables o.k. to use? Do they have any nutritional benefit? And even if not confused, individuals often overlook [...]
Ancient Wheat Grains: Einkorn, Emmer (farro), and Spelt… Nutritionally Better?
Emmer Seeds (photo www.prairieheritagefarm.com) Ancient Grains: Getting Lots of Modern Attention Ancient wheat grains, as implied by the name, refers to genetic types of wheat grasses that were available several thousands of years ago. My own culinary training taught me that they were all ‘cousins’ of our modern wheat, like durum and winter wheat, used [...]