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    Cooking for Comfort in Napa Valley: A Roast Chicken: Three Ways | Food Columnists

    I became familiar with Chef Verge when I took a week of cooking classes at Julia Child’s summer home near the French Riviera. Our instructor, Kathy Alex, had worked for him for a bit since he ran the nearby Moulin de Mougins, a famous restaurant near Cannes that attracted celebrity guests from the Cannes film festival. He called his food Cuisine of the Sun, a variation of Provençal cuisine that focused on fresh, local ingredients, instead of the heavier, and traditional cuisine classique. No, we did not get to dine at his restaurant, since it was booked months in   Read More

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    Three ways to get creative this Passover

    Passover is almost upon us, and it’s a time of year when creative cooks come up with amazing dishes that abide by the holiday’s dietary laws: no wheat, oats, barley, spelt or rye, and no fermented foods. That makes many of them especially welcome for anybody who avoids these ingredients — whether or not they observe. I’m Alice Short, the acting food editor at The Times, filling in for cooking columnist Ben Mims, who is on a special assignment, and today I’d like to recommend an essay written by Julie Giuffrida, a cook and a recipe tester on our Food   Read More

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    Eat oatmeal in these 4 ways if weight loss is on your mind

    For the longest time, oatmeal has been given a thumbs up by fitness enthusiasts. You know the reason? Because it’s healthy, tasty and easy to make! And if you are trying to lose weight, then you obviously cannot miss it. Oats are not only rich in nutrients, vitamins, healthy carbs, and fibre but they truly make for the perfect breakfast that is also economical, and readily available. Several studies have also proven its benefits ranging from weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of heart disease. And we see no reason why you shouldn’t include this gem   Read More

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    25 Easy Ways to Lose 5 Pounds

    A lot has changed since the days when a fat belly indicated a fat wallet. Now, people pay more for the healthy stuff while the least expensive foods are often the ones packed with waist-widening calories. But just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t lose a few pounds without breaking the bank. To prove it’s possible, we checked in with some of the nation’s leading weight-loss experts and asked them how to get lean for less. The following tips are simple things that fit easily into your life, won’t empty your wallet, and can help lower the   Read More

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    6 easy ways to eat enough protein on a vegetarian or vegan diet

    The Telegraph ‘We are living on a knife edge’: French ski resorts devastated after reopening is postponed The slopes are deathly silent bar the sporadic swoosh of fresh snow sliding off pine trees in the warm sun. I am out skinning in Les Gets and there’s no doubt about it: the soul-soothing serenity of go-slow snow sports – ski touring, snowshoeing, cross-country skating – has ensured a certain festive magic for adopted locals like myself and domestic tourists lucky enough to wind up in the French ski resort over the Christmas period. But with the holidays over and the scant   Read More

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    Ways to eat healthier for the new year

    When you’re grocery shopping for food or drink options, you should look for the Heart-Check mark to easily identify foods that can be part of a healthy eating plan. GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many Americans are making the resolution to adopt healthy habits for 2021. A recent survey by Statista shows 42 percent of adults want to eat healthier. Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. When you’re shopping online or in-person at the grocery store, make sure you’re purchasing healthy options.  The first step is reading the food nutrition label, even for so-called “healthier” foods. You should choose food or   Read More

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    9 ways COVID-19 changed the way we eat

    2020 saw massive upheaval in how we live, work, play — and dine. The pandemic and its fallout resulted in changes in every aspect of our lives. Among the biggest shifts? How we eat. It’s hard to even remember a time when we would just pop into a local restaurant to meet a group of friends for dinner, or throw an impromptu dinner party at home. Instead, this became the year of carryout and curbside, delivery and subscription, and above all, cooking. Here’s a look at some of the trends that emerged out of this most bizarre of years. 1.   Read More

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    Plenty of ways to still get healthy food | Health

    Convenient food options have historically been the unhealthiest options, from fast food drive-thrus and TV dinners to the often sodium- and butter-saturated meals at a sit-down restaurant. When COVID-19 struck, food ordering, pickup and delivery got even more convenient, with increased usage of apps like Grubhub and DoorDash, and online grocery shopping. While the potential is there for even more unhealthy choices, there are also plenty of ways to still make healthy ones. Emily Newhard, clinical dietician at Geisinger, said in 2020 restaurant and grocery delivery and pickup services have grown exponentially among both young and old customers. She said   Read More

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    21 Ways To Get Rid Of Bloating In 36 Hours

    It happens to all of us. While you may follow a healthy (or healthy-ish) diet every day, there are some days where you may splurge a little bit. There’s no problem with indulging in some treats—one day of “bad” eating isn’t going to have any long-term effect on your health or weight—but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel the effects of a binge the next day. Whether it’s on vacation, a special event, or a holiday gathering, binge eating or overeating can cause some uncomfortable symptoms, such as bloating, digestive discomfort, and fatigue. While these symptoms will be temporary, there   Read More

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    So many ways to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers | Food & Cooking

    Turkey, Andouille, and Ham Jambalaya 2 cups chicken or turkey stock 3½ cups shredded or cut-up cooked turkey 1 pound andouille sausage, cut into ¼-inch rounds ¼ pound ham, cut into ½-inch dice ½ bunch green onions, chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, finely chopped ½ tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon Cajun Magic seasoning (to taste) 1 cup converted or long grain rice, rinsed In Dutch oven, over medium heat, gently fry andouille and ham until lightly browned (about 10 minutes). Remove meat with slotted spoon and set aside with the turkey. Add onion and celery   Read More

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