Articles 2017-06-19T12:28:02+00:00

Weight-Loss Strategies

Weight-Loss Strategies WHAT ARE YOU WEIGHTING FOR? Eat less, exercise more if you wanna lose weight. Yeah, yeah, we know. But really? Really. Those two things plus a few simple rules can help you get a grip on your weight and do something nice for your body (for once). The Basics Stop making your stomach a dumping ground for processed factory-made food. So yeah, skip the sweets. Eat real foods. Buy from a farmer's market. Grow your own veggies. You don't have to eat like a medieval monk, but keep your indulgences to a minimum. Here are [...]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Latin Foods

Latin Foods CINCO YOUR TEETH INTO THESE Ever wonder what those Latin foods are and if they're something you can use in your cooking? We're here to tell you! Pepitas Some call it the Mexican peanut but it's a pumpkin seed. Pepitas are larger than a sunflower seed and green. They're a great snack food, salted or unsalted, or use 'em in salads or stews. Tomatillo It looks like a green tomato, it kinda sounds like a little tomato, but it's not a tomato. It's a different species altogether and grows with an outer husk that needs to [...]

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Pros and Cons of Juicing

Pros and Cons of Juicing YOUR MAIN SQUEEZE What Juicing Can (and can't) Do for Your Health Yep, we've all been told it's important to eat our veggies. But what about drinking them? Move over, munching, juicing is here. Juicing is great to get your daily allotment of veggies. And, of course, it's healthy. It's made from veggies, after all. But it's no magical weight-loss solution and it's not for everyone. Juicing for Health Cooking veggies ensures some loss of nutrients. Juicing them raw with whole fruits keeps all that vitamin-mineral-phytonutrient goodness intact in a form that's easy [...]

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Types of American BBQ

Types of American BBQ BBQ, AMERICAN STYLE Are you a juicy pork shoulder kind of eater or do you go for the savory dry rub ribs? Do you slather your meat in a thick, red barbecue sauce or are you a purist? Whatever your fancy, know where to go for that drool-worthy barbecue. North Carolina – This is a state divided, but we get to reap and eat the benefits. First, we have the Lexington-style barbecue known for pork shoulder. It gets cooked, pulled, chopped and served with a tomato and vinegar dippin' sauce. Second, we have [...]

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Gluten Free Facts

Gluten Free Facts THE GLUTEN-FREE FRENZY Behind the food trend that has everyone talking It's all the rage. Everywhere you go, you see "gluten-free" options, and you probably know at least a handful of people that have gone gluten free. But what's all the stink about? Get the dish behind the craze and learn what you should know before you sign up — or opt out. What is gluten? A protein composite found in wheat, rye and barley. Foods that commonly contain gluten include pasta, bread, crackers, baked goods, soy sauce, cereals and granola. Pretty much everything [...]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Container Gardening

Container Gardening BIG HARVEST, SMALL FLOOR PLAN Gardening on your bucket list? If so, there's a good chance it's the only item you can actually fulfill with a bucket. Your green-thumbed aspirations will be limited only by how much space you've got and the number of vessels you can scrape up—a single end-table radish is just as noble an endeavor as a whole army of lettuce. It's all up to you. There's a bit of an initial investment, but it'll provide a great long-term return once you put a little time and effort into keeping those veggies [...]

July 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

Fresh Rolls with Chicken

Courtesy - DETROIT FREE PRESS FRESH ROLLS WITH CHICKEN AND AVOCADO, MANGO AND RED PEPPER Ingredients Poached Chicken 11⁄4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 cup water 1 cup chicken broth 1 [...]

Gluten-Free Baked Berry French Toast

Courtesy - WHOLE FOODS MARKET GLUTEN-FREE BAKED BERRY FRENCH TOAST Recipe Serves 6 Ingredients Canola spray oil 6 slices GlutenFree Bakehouse Light White Sandwich Bread, toasted 2 cups mixed berries, such as [...]

Greens, Mushroom and White Bean Ragout

Courtesy - WHOLE FOODS MARKET GREENS, MUSHROOM AND WHITE BEAN RAGOUT Recipe Serves 6 Ingredients 2 1⁄2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth, divided 1 large white onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped [...]

Herb Marinated Chicken

Courtesy - DETROIT FREE PRESS HERB-MARINATED CHICKEN THIGHS WITH TOMATO SALSA Recipe Serves 4 Ingredients 8 bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat, leave skin on MARINADE 1⁄2 cup olive oil 1⁄4 [...]

Lobster Cakes

Courtesy - DETROIT FREE PRESS LOBSTER CAKES WITH SWEET AND SPICY CILANTRO MAYO Ingredients 3 lobster tails 1 large egg 1⁄4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon 2 [...]

Chicken Chive and Spinach Burgers

Courtesy - DETROIT FREE PRESS CHICKEN CHIVE AND SPINACH BURGERS Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups packed baby spinach leaves 16 ounces ground chicken breast 2 to 3 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard 1 small [...]