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EatingWell Blogs (Page 19)

November 1, 2013 - 11:33am

My husband (lovingly) mocks me sometimes for being a wuss about spicy foods—no extra hot sauce for me, thanks. But these South Texas Steak Fajitas from EatingWell magazine are a hit for both of us. The marinade has all kinds of deliciously fresh ingredients, such as jalapeño peppers, onion, cilantro, beer and lime juice that give the steak layers of taste-bud-popping flavor. And this recipe is so convenient: you can marinate the meat the night before or in the morning. When you’re ready to cook, everything goes on the grill for a few minutes, so by the time the tortillas are heated, the fajita fixin’s are ready. Everyone can assemble their own dinner to their own taste, with just as much heat as makes them happy.


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November 1, 2013 - 10:45am

Yesterday Kraft announced that they'll be phasing out the use of Yellow 5 and 6 in some of their packaged mac-and-cheeses, specifically their character-shaped pastas (SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes, plus two other new shapes) and instead will color them with spices such as paprika. (Their “original flavor” elbow-shaped macaroni won't be changed.)

Some say the switch was spurred by a Change.org petition that garnered 348,000 signatures, though Kraft denies it. Regardless of what motivated the swap, it's great news! Yellow 5 and 6 are two of the most commonly used synthetic food dyes and contain compounds that research has linked with cancer and that may cause allergic reactions in some people. And, in 2011, the FDA said that although there isn't enough evidence to conclude that...

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October 30, 2013 - 10:40am

When I sent an office email to gather staff picks from the September/October issue of EatingWell, I was hoping at least two or three of my busy colleagues would take a minute to write back. But it turned out the issue was so enthusiastically received that I have 9 favorite recipes to share with you.



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October 24, 2013 - 3:30pm

Juicing is an easy and quick way to get more healthy fruits and veggies into your diet. But what to do with all the leftover juice pulp when you’re done? While the bulk of the vitamins and minerals are in your juice, the resulting juice pulp contains almost all of the fiber. Sure, you can always compost those shreds. But we came up with some ways to reduce food waste and get that unused fiber into your diet. Research shows that consuming fiber-rich foods is important for helping to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, and it might boost weight loss by helping you feel full longer after you eat.

To make use of this fiber from the juicing process, I tested two techniques: stirring it into chili and baking it into bread.

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October 17, 2013 - 9:19am

Spices are a delicious way to add flavor to your food. Many spices even have extra health and nutrition benefits—chili powder can help boost metabolism and ginger can help soothe your stomach. Recently the FDA reported in Food Microbiology that some imported spices have been contaminated with Salmonella, causing illnesses and deaths. The FDA is scheduled to release a more detailed report later this year on spice safety.

If this news has you questioning the safety of your spices and what you can do, here are a few tips:

1. Check the FDA website to see if any of your spices (or other foods) have been recalled: http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/

2. Heating spices...

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