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Give Me Sesame

Sesame seeds contain a lot of fat, but no cholesterol. The aromatic oil of sesame is expressed and used in many Eastern dishes. Its essential fatty acids are beneficial because it helps solve the common problem of dry skin. Sesame oil is often added to food at the end of cooking. The scientific name Sesamum …

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Cooking for Non-vegetarians

I think some of us vegetarians have a crusading mentality. We want to enlighten everyone on the benefits of living a vegetarian lifestyle. It is an opportunity that we find simply irresistible. I have invited an assortment of people to my home for dinner just to try and influence their palates. There are, however, some …

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Rice Enhances The Environment

If you are wondering whether eating rice is healthy not just for your body but for the environment too, don’t feel guilty. The production of rice enhances the environment if done properly. Each year, in the US, about 3 million acres of rice are produced. The cultivated fields supply valuable habitat for all types of …

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Pass the Garlic, Please

If you want to take full advantage of garlic’s medicinal properties, include it in your diet. We’re not sure if garlic can really ward off vampires, but research has proven what our grandmothers and their ancestors have known all along. This pungent herb, called allium sativum, may help fight certain viruses and fungi. It also …

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Enokidake – Japan delicacy

Enokidake (Flammulina velutipes) is a well-known delicacy in Japan, where it is appreciated for a fine garnish on soups. Also known as Velvet Stem, Golden Mushroom, and Enoki, the Enokidake mushrooms are surprisingly fruity and slightly acidic, rather than the usual earthy flavor for most mushrooms. Cultivation of the Enokidake, which thrives in North America, …

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Layered Broccoli Salad

Bring back this favorite recipe that used to be served at many a family picnic and baby shower. Our make-over version saves lots of calories and fat without sacrificing oomph. 6 cups chopped broccoli (cut into 1/2″ bite-size pieces) 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced 2 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese 2/3 cup seedless …

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Eating low-fat? get in a pickle

Pickled vegetables tend to be very low in fat and calories, but high in taste, so they’re a great addition to a healthful diet. Instead of drowning entrees in high-fat cream sauces, try flavorful pickled vegetable toppings, relishes or salsas instead. Pickling — whether it involves whole cucumbers or finely chopped vegetables — is one …

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Superfood: Red Beets

Red beets — robust, ruddy-red spheres armed with folate, the superstar vitamin essential in preventing neural-tube birth defects and fighting the battle against heart disease. One half cup (cooked fresh and sliced) delivers as much folate (68 micrograms) as 1 whole cup of fresh orange juice and twice the fiber (1.8 grams) of 1 whole …

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