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EatingWell Blogs (Page 247)

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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April 15, 2010 - 12:43pm

I love, love, love those “how-to at every age” articles in women’s magazines: what to wear in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, how to decorate your house, which haircut, lipstick, nail polish, etc. is the most appropriate. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to these articles, but what’s great about them is that some fashion/decor/beauty expert has boiled down what I need to know into a super-short list of recommendations that I will (hopefully!) remember.

So, at the risk of sounding like a nutrition know-it-all, I’m now using my expertise as a registered dietitian to contribute with my list of must-eat foods for every woman at every age.

My disclaimer: these are just the highlights. Get more details on...

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April 14, 2010 - 5:25pm

As much as we try really hard in the EatingWell Test Kitchen to use the entire “thing” when we call for an ingredient (e.g., we like to call for a whole can of broth, an entire vegetable, etc.), sometimes we just can’t. And since I cook at home most nights, often from recipes, I know how annoying and wasteful that can be if I don’t think of a good way to use the leftovers before they go bad. I’ve composted my share of wilted celery bunches, dumped out moldy marinara sauce and forgotten about more than one half-used lemon in the back of my produce drawer. Here are some recipes to help you use up common leftover ingredients so you can eat well and save money.

Use up your leftover cabbage... After you cut into a head, wrap it up tightly and stick it in the refrigerator for up to a couple of weeks. When...

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