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Delectable salmon patties: Kiss greasy burgers goodbye

The next time you’re craving a fatty fast food burger, give these salmon patties a whirl instead. The fat in salmon is largely in the form of heart-healthy omega-3s. Plus, salmon is a great source of folate, vitamin B12, niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin. But you won’t be thinking of how healthy salmon is when you eat it — you’ll be too busy savoring every bite …

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 of the oldest methods for preserving food. In the days …

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 cup of raw, shredded cabbage. It also has helpful, healthful …

Mustard in traditional medicine

Since antiquity, the black mustard and white mustard plants are known as being good especially in the Mediterranean part. At first they were using primarily as a vegetable, replacing successfully the spinach. Black mustard has entered among the herbs only for several centuries. It was recognized as an oil plant, from the plants being extracted an oil which is used in food in the preparation …

Tomatillo Recipes – the celebrity star of Mexican Tomatillo Salsa

The Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) goes in salsa or sauce by many names, including Mexican Green Tomato, Tomato Verde, Tomato de Bolsa, and Mexican Husk Tomato, and is the celebrity star of Mexican Salsa. Among the edible species of Physalis plants like Ground Cherry and Cape Gooseberry, they are enclosed in papery wrappings that look like Oriental lampshades. This dry, web-like parchment is easily peeled off …

Jicama – Saa Got, Ahipa and Mexican Yam

Jicama (Pachyrhizua tuberosus) can be seen advertised as Saa Got, Ahipa, and Mexican Yam, and got its start in the world at the head waters of the Amazon in South America. The Spanish conquistadors brought it to the Philippines in the 17the century, where it became a favorite crop of Chinese gardeners who then spread through Asia and the Pacific. Pronounced “Hee-ka-mah,” the Jicama is …

Healthy Holiday Recipes

When holiday parties and gatherings fill your calendar, all the heavy dishes can leave you battling holiday weight gain. For a lighter twist on your traditional favorites, try serving up these tasty dishes. Trimmed Spinach Dip Try this lower fat version of your favorite spinach dip. By using nonfat yogurt instead of mayonnaise, and vegetables instead of chips, crackers or bread, you can reduce the …

Cooking with natural and organic sugar

Sweet Spots Expect to pay at least a dollar a pound more for natural and organic sugars. Here are the most common brands: Billington’s all-natural muscovados come from eco-friendly factories on the isle of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. Wholesome Sweeteners, a subsidiary of Billington’s, sells organic milled golden cane and powdered sugars from Central America. India Tree sells Demerara, muscovado, and golden cane sugars …

Garlic-Roasted Salmon That's Easy, Healthy and Delicious

If you’ve been avoiding fish because it seems like a hassle to cook, or because you’re accustomed to the fatty, breaded variety, take salmon to heart. Your heart will thank you for it. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are widely hailed for their potential to lower the risk of heart attack and ease inflammatory problems like arthritis. And best of all, salmon …

Seven Ways to Make Soup Healthier

Give your immune system a power boost with hot and hearty soups. It’s easy to make a meal full of antioxidants, phytonutrients and other immunity boosters — and make it delicious to boot. Try our Roasted Garlic and Vegetable Soup with Pasta, and incorporate our seven healthy tips into each of your soup recipes. 1.Switch from white rice to brown rice to add more vitamin …

Skip the Sauce and Use Aromatic Broths

Q: I recently started dating a woman who cannot digest oils. This makes cooking a real challenge. Are there any alternatives to oil for making foods such as pesto? A: While I don’t recommend pesto without olive oil, I will suggest a tasty alternative. You can use all the Mediterranean ingredients from pesto when cooking a quick broth for pasta — fresh basil, garlic, pine …

A food medicine for children and students

Not very known as a food, lentils (Lathyrus pratensis) is a plant very rich in vitamins. It was cultivated in the old days of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, even the population of the territory of our country was cultivating lentils for food. Nowadays the seeds of this plant are used especially as food for people suffering from heart diseases, in the case of intellectual …