How to Prepare and Cook Kale

I’m sure a lot of people have never tried kale because they don’t know how to cook kale. I was one of those people too until just a few years ago. That was when I discovered that kale is a great tasting, highly nutritious leafy green vegetable, similar to spinach. Kale is best when fresh, […]

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Storing Fresh Bread

Whenever you have fresh-baked bread, let it cool completely before storing it in a plastic bag, ortherwise you’ll get moisture in the bag and the bread will absorb it & soften the crust. Once I’ve cooled my bread, I cut a few slices and put a couple in a sandwich bag for easy access. I […]

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Bread Machine Bread Without a Hole

One thing I’ve always disliked about bread baked in a machine — the hole in the bottom of the bread. Good news!  There’s a way to get rid of the hole in your bread machine bread. There are  actually two great ways to end up with a yummy loaf of home made bread without a […]

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Pink Slime in Your Ground Beef Called “Safe” — Really?

I recently saw this blog post, linked from a friend’s Facebook page. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/is-pink-slime-in-the-beef-at-your-grocery-store/ It reminded me of the movie, “Food, Inc.“, where I learned of that disgusting pink goopy chicken filler that’s used to make fast food chicken nuggets. It’s probably also used in those cheap frozen “Cordon Bleu” two-packs I used to eat before […]

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Quick and Healthy Steamed Zucchini Recipe

There are lots of ways to cook zucchini, but the most important thing to remember about cooking vegetables, especially the summer squash variety, is to cook it as little as possible. I used to cook zucchini by sauteing it with oil and butter in a frying pan and then sprinkling it with salty parmesan cheese.  […]

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What Does “Cooking Healthy” Mean?

Who do you know who’s NOT busy these days? One of the first things we sacrifice when life gets too busy is our health.  We push off doctors appointments, we postpone the morning walk, we work late and skip the gym, we stop at Subway on the way home and convince ourselves we’re eating healthy. […]

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