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Posts on Healthy Eating

Cauliflower Puree (Mashed potatoes healthier cousin)

Ingredients
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

Ingredients

  • 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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Chicken Vegetable Soup With Ginger

Comfort food goes healthy

Ginger makes this soup especially warming. Packed with the nutrition of fresh veggies, this easy dish is low in fat and a good source of fiber, with corn adding texture. If you can find fresh corn, simply saw it off the cob and throw it into the soup with the chopped chicken at the very end of your cooking time.  

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The Great Water Myth

Quick, how many glasses of water should you drink in a day? If the number eight came to mind—as in eight, eight-ounce glasses—then you’ve heard of one of the most common health myths. “There isn’t a specific recommendation for water intake,” says dietitian Ruth Frechman, founder of "On the Weigh." “Everyone has different needs depending on body temperature and level of activity.” (The Institute of Medicine recommends about 9 cups of total fluid a day for women and 13 cups for men, but much of this fluid is absorbed from drinks other than water and food.)

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Pack a Food-Safe Picnic

Now that the weather is warming up, eating out—as in out of doors—is an increasingly attractive option. Here are some tips to help safeguard your munchies and protect your picnic crew from food-borne illness.

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Chicken Masala Wrap

A healthy and delicious Indian dish

These low-fat, high-protein wraps are bursting with flavor from fresh veggies and spices. Pair with fresh mango and a cucumber yogurt condiment known as raita

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