When the seriously fit celebrity trainer Bob Harper suffered a heart attack a few weeks ago, I was just as shocked as most of the world. He works out for a living—the man's muscles have muscles—not to mention the fact that he's only 51 years old. But, heart disease runs in his family and genetics are a huge risk factor when it comes to heart health. The good news, Harper is recovering nicely if his Instagram feed is any indication. The avid cross-fitter has taken a less stressful and doctor-recommended approach to exercise. He's walking his dog in the park and performing a stress test with his medical team rather than hitting the gym hard (yet). The other key...read full post »
As if there weren't enough reasons to love Leonardo DiCaprio, the Academy Award-winning actor, documentary film maker and founder of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (an organization dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of earth's inhabitants) has again demonstrated his commitment to the environment.
DiCaprio announced he is investing in LoveTheWild, a food company that...read full post »
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I hear an awful lot about Tom Brady. I live in New England (Vermont, by way of Boston) and I'm married to a die-hard Patriots fan. And while I don't like Brady when he's beating my team on the field, I love that he acknowledges the importance of nutrition in athletic performance. Yes, you need to train right, but you also need to eat right (and I'm sure there is a little more magic in his secret sauce like genetics, recovery, being married to Gisele, etc.).read full post »
Don’t send me to the store if you want to eat tonight. I can wander the aisles for ages, clutching a few ragged coupons, and wind up with a jar of capers, a bag of organic buckwheat flour, 2 kiwis, some Vermont Cheddar and a bag of frozen peas. That’s an Iron Chef challenge, not dinner. (Good thing I’m somewhat more coordinated as managing editor of EatingWell than I am in the grocery store.)
But for the experts in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, grocery shopping is an art. These women love to spend time at the supermarket—and the secret to their success is that they go in with a plan....read full post »
Once limited to high-end ranges, convection functions are now built in to most new ovens. I use convection almost exclusively at home, because it cooks faster and more evenly than regular settings.
Here's why: It has a built-in fan that helps heat the oven faster, eliminates hot spots and enables even cooking on all racks. No more fussing with rotating pans! Plus, ovens with convection also have a vent that draws out excess steam. The drier air helps foods cook and caramelize sooner—just what you're looking for when roasting chicken or vegetables.
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