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Meaty Truths

Choosing Meat that’s Sustainable and Safe

by MELINDA HEMMELGARN

Meaty Truths

In his essay The Pleasures of Eating, Wendell Berry, a Kentucky farmer and poet, writes: “If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade.” He, like a growing number of conscious eaters, wants ...

Ancient Grains for Modern Palates

Gluten-Free and Eco-Friendly Grains Gain Favor

by JUDITH FERTIG

Ancient Grains for Modern Palates

Ancient grains are making a comeback. Grown since Neolithic times about 10,000 years ago, varieties of barley, corn, millet and rice have helped assuage the hunger of many communities. Today, yellow millet, dark red whole-grain sorghum, brown quinoa and exotic black rice can help alleviate...

Super Soups

New Twists on Old Favorites Heal, Nourish and Soothe

by JUDITH FERTIG

New Twists on Old Favorites Heal, Nourish and Soothe

From her Colorado mountain home, Jenny McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen, celebrates the wisdom of traditional foodways, making nutrient-dense, healing soup broth from bones, water, vegetables and seasonings. McGruther’s twist is to...

 

Sweetly Vegan

No-Bake Holiday Treats Worth Celebrating

by Judith Fertig

No-Bake Holiday Treats Worth Celebrating

We love to give and receive special treats and our tastes are evolving. Instead of yesteryear’s sugary bonbons loaded with calories that we’ve come to regret, today’s preferred confections focus more on naturally sweet dried fruits, best-quality chocolate, healthful coconut and crunchy nuts. Vegan, gluten-free delicacies from chefs and culinary experts the world over help ...

Formaldehyde Found in GMO SoybeansResearchers from the International Center for Integrative Systems, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have determined that genetically modified (GM/GMO) soybean plants accumulate...

Cloves Inhibit Cancer GrowthResearch from China has determined that cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) inhibit the growth of several cancers. Researchers tested an extract of whole cloves against several types of human ...

Sharing Our Bounty

Sharing Our Bounty

Food Drives Need Healthy Donations

by AVERY MACK

Food Drives Need Healthy Donations

What’s on the table can help lower risks of stroke, heart attack, cancer and diabetes, according to the American Heart Association. Not all families are able to afford the healthiest foods, but fatty, high-sugar options can...

The Zen of Slow Cooking

Savor Your Autumn Harvest in One-Pot Dishes

by JUDITH FERTIG

Savor Your Autumn Harvest in One-Pot Dishes

Autumn’s shorter days remind us how precious time is, especially when we can spend the hours with good friends and loved ones. That’s why Chicago mothers and bloggers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay decided to try slow cooking with a Zen approach in creating...

SURF TO TURF

U.S. Farmed Seafood That’s Safe and Sustainable

by Judith Fertig

Sensible aquaculture practices

Wild-caught fish from pure waters is the gold standard of seafood, but sustainable populations from healthy waters are shrinking. That’s one reason why...

Foods that Fight Pain

A Tasty, Colorful Banquet

by MICHELLE SCHOFFRO COOK

A Tasty, Colorful Banquet

While many foods taste great, they can also be powerful healers, naturally packaged in vibrant, multicolored disguises. Plus, these foods won’t cause...

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