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EatingWell Blogs (Page 238)

April 22, 2010 - 12:57pm

One of the most fun interviews I’ve done this year has been with King Corn filmmakers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney. I talked with these hilarious friends for our new issue of EatingWell Magazine about their new Truck Farm project: part political statement, part urban agriculture experiment and all-around great fodder for their next film, Truck Farm. The guys planted arugula, lettuce, tomatoes, hot peppers and more in the bed of the gray 1986 Dodge Ram that Cheney’s granddad gave him, the pair’s only vehicle (and the same ride they drove cross-country for their award-winning documentary King Corn).

If you live in Red Hook, Brooklyn, you may have seen these guys cruising around town with their garden planted in the back of the pickup. (If you don’t live in Brooklyn,...

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April 21, 2010 - 12:59pm

I know it can be hard to limit your added sugars intake—just last week I tried to drink a cup of coffee without any sugar thinking I might not notice. I did! But a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which adds to evidence that eating too many added sugars may be taking a toll on our heart health, gives us another good reason to keep trying.

Added sugars are those added to food by consumers or during manufacturing by food producers and include sweeteners like honey, molasses and agave nectar as well as table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. (Get a more complete list of added...

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April 20, 2010 - 12:39pm

Have you seen Food, Inc., the Oscar-nominated documentary exposing the inner workings of our industrialized food industry? As I recently re-watched the film’s interviews with experts like author Michael Pollan (find out the one food he won’t eat here) and took in the truths about how our food is grown, treated and processed, I was reminded of what a powerful influence this movie has been on how I, and probably many of you, make food choices and think about food.

So when I interviewed director Robert Kenner by phone last week, I was curious about how he’s changed his eating habits since he made Food, Inc.

“Now my diet is a political act, not a personal act,” he told me.

That’s a pretty...

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April 19, 2010 - 12:25pm

We all have our go-to recipes, those meals we make when we don’t have enough energy to think about dinner, yet still have the resolve not to order pizza or Chinese food. A few weeks ago, I blogged about 5 ingredients I make sure to buy when I haven’t made a meal plan for the week. I called out these ingredients because I know that I can generally make a meal around them based on what’s in my well-stocked freezer and refrigerator.

When I posted the blog on our Facebook page, our fans suggested plenty of foods to add to my list of go-to ingredients for quick easy meals. Here are some of our fans’ favorite things to have on hand, and delicious...

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April 16, 2010 - 2:17pm

My dad’s family is from Norway and for as long as I can remember we’ve been eating fish balls, fish puddings, pickled fish, fish in a tube and fish in a can. Most people thought it was a little weird. 

But these days, I’m feeling less like an outcast when I bust open a can of fish, especially sardines. I know a lot of you have strong feelings about sardines, but want to know why I love them?

These days everyone’s trying to get more omega-3 fats in their diet, because they benefit your heart and your brain. Click here for delicious recipes to help you eat more of these super-healthy omega-3 fats. Sardines to the...

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