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Posts on Healthy Eating

Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Wild Rice


  • 1 cup wild rice

  • 2 cups water

  • ¾ cup pecan pieces (raw)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill

  • 2¾ teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste, divided

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (approximately 1-inch thick)

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 lemon wedges, for garnish


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Power Eating for Kids

Regular family meals can reduce children’s risks for nutritional problems

Gathering together for a meal can give the modern family an opportunity for some quality time and a break from the rush and frenzy of life in the fast lane. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have documented more tangible benefits. 

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Spice It Up!

Bay Area locations make it easy to add herbs and spices to your diet

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Spiced Winter Fruit Compote with Raisin Balsamic Syrup


Fruit Compote

  • 1 medium sweet apple peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 slightly firm pears peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup black or golden California raisins
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup spiced cider


  • 1/2 cup raisins black or golden
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • water to thin if needed


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Cauliflower Puree (Mashed potatoes healthier cousin)

1 medium head cauliflower (3 lbs / 1.3 Kg) trimmed and cut into florets
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For garnish: chopped fresh thyme, extra virgin olive oil, homemade flavored salt, freshly ground black pepper


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The Scoop on Coffee

Here’s some info on choosing, brewing and storing this ever-popular bean

Coffee may be part of your everyday routine, but you may still be in search of that perfect cup. For help, check the following Q&A with Byard Duncan, a former barista and retail manager and now a spokesman for the Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee Company.

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Olive Oil 101

Quality olive oil isn’t just delicious—it’s healthy too. To find out more about this flavorful oil, we talked to San Franciscan Fran Gage—author of The New American Olive Oil, a member of the tasting panel for the California Olive Oil Council and an olive oil competition judge.

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Garlic Green Beans with Mustard Vinaigrette


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, optional


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Why Eating Out Can Pack On Pounds

U.S. restaurants routinely serve too much, study shows

Sit-down, takeout, drive-thru—no matter what kind of restaurant you like to frequent, it’s likely you’re eating too much when you go out, researchers say.

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Totally Tea

Everything newbies need to know to buy, brew and savor the global favorite 

It is the world’s most commonly quaffed beverage, trailing only plain water. It’s been hailed for centuries as a health wonder. But the novice tea drinker can be easily overwhelmed by the undertaking—what with the multitude of tea types, purported best brewing methods and general surplus of tea-related info to sift through.

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