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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 …

Broccoli raab

Broccoli raab (Brassica rapa, subspecies parachinensis) resembles sparsely budded broccoli stalks and is related to the turnip. Although the bitter taste has never been a favorite in North American cuisine, this vegetable is often used in Italian or Chinese cooking as it adds an aggressive zest to pasta and potato dishes, or with spicy curries and Carib fair. Broccoli raab, also known as Brocoletti di …

Broccoli Sprouts – New Superfood to Fight Cancer

Q: Yours Healthy Ideas are forever pushing broccoli, but what about people like me who can’t stand it? Isn’t there anything else just as good for us? A: As a matter of fact, now there’s something even better. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore made an unexpected discovery — broccoli sprouts grown for three days contain from 10 to 100 times more cancer-fighting compounds …

Rice Talk

Rice comes in various forms. Here in the Philippines, we have them in bags or sacks and purchase them by the kilo. But with the era of fast food or supermarket ready foods, rice now comes in bags, cans and even cartons in the US and Europe. Rice is gold in Asia. A meal is never a meal without rice, especially in the Philippines. A …

The "Buzz" in Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

Ever wondered how much caffeine is in chocolate-covered coffee beans? A mere 10 pieces (about 1 oz.) contain 100 calories, but here’s how much caffeine they have, compared to other common foods:   ITEM AVERAGE CAFFEINE (MG) 10 dark-chocolate-covered arabica coffee beans (1 oz) 15 Brewed coffee (5 oz cup) 115 Diet Coke (12 oz can) 41 Dark chocolate candy bar (1.45 oz) 31 Iced …

Mash potato appeal

Of course you love mashed potatoes! But skip the butter this time, and mash those spuds into huge fluffy clouds – with buttermilk. You’ll adore the distinctive flavor; even more so when laced with a little roasted garlic. Nutritional bonuses: vitamin C, B6 and niacin. 1/2 c. = 113 cal., 0.6 g. fat

Yucca Root

Q: Does anyone have information on the use of Yucca root? I would like to use it for joint ailments. Arthritis and loss of cartelage in the knees. I have plenty growing in my yard. Yucca root contains steroidal saponins which reduce inflammation. It is normally combined with other herbs for this purpose, such as Devil’s claw. The saponins are soap-like substances which can also …