Archive for June, 2011

Jun 27 2011

Two Quick Salads

Published by under Cooking for One,Recipe

Tortellini Vegetable Salad and Chicken Salad with  Grapes and Celery Here are two quick salads I can cook and assemble  simultaneously and have on the table almost as quickly as it takes to boil water. If you are cooking for one poach one chicken breast. You will have leftovers to take to work or to [...]

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Jun 22 2011

Help Your Adolescent Control Weight Safely

Published by under Weight Control

The DASH ( Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) is rated the best overall diet for weight loss and disease prevention and just recently it was put to the test with adolescent girls. A study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine  found that girls who followed the basic principles of the DASH diet were [...]

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Jun 20 2011

Broccoli and Breastfeeding?

Published by under Breastfeeding

“I love broccoli, but I had always heard that when you’re breastfeeding to stay away from it as it is considered a “gassy food”.  Is that just a myth?”  Just  recently I was  asked this question from a new  mother. Lots of breastfeeding mothers have concerns that the gassy vegetables including; cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli [...]

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Jun 14 2011

Four Steps to Reduce Food Poisoning

Published by under Safety

A recent outbreak in Europe of deaths linked to raw vegetables is cause for concern. The risk of illness due to food contaminated with harmful bacteria is not new. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released estimates that there are around 48 millioncases of  foodborne illness each year in the U.S. That [...]

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Jun 11 2011

Friday Night Dinner

Most Friday nights my husband, David makes dinner for me (what a lucky girl). He is a self taught cook and uses recipes for inspiration. Because he lives with me ( for over 25 years) he knows vegetables have got to “fill half the plate”. This Friday it was a Tuna Nicoise Salad. He roasted [...]

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