EatingWell Blogs (Page 248)

June 3, 2010 - 12:33pm

My dad is a gadget guy. (Seriously, have you ever met a dad who wasn't?) He also loves good food. So when it's time to give him a gift for Father’s Day, I like to pick something that satisfies certain requirements: it’s gotta be gadgety, it’s gotta be good and/or useful, and it must indulge his inner “foodie”. With that in mind, and with some help from my colleagues in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, who have tested these products, here are some of our top picks for dads—yours and mine:

Onion goggles?? And more kitchen tools you didn’t know you needed.

Grilling Tools
Most dads who own a grill already have the essential grill tools too. But...

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June 2, 2010 - 12:15pm

I am mad about seafood. Madly in love with how it tastes of the ocean: light, healthy and fresh. Wild fish are the last truly wild (as opposed to farmed) food that’s a regular part of the American diet. Fortunately, more and more companies, ranging from Walmart to Whole Foods, are sourcing their seafood sustainably and labeling it that way. And now that so much of the seafood in the Gulf of Mexico has been threatened by the oil spill (Louisiana has been the second biggest harvester of seafood in the U.S.) there’s even more reason to watch what we eat.

Click here to find 6 of the best fish and shellfish to eat—for your health and the ocean’s.

Now I get mad (in the other sense) when I see...

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June 1, 2010 - 5:33pm

It’s that time of year when I’m looking for an extra edge to stay slim and get in better shape. I’m already exercising regularly and eating well. (Try EatingWell’s 28-day meal plan of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks to lose weight here.)

So in the interest of further powering up my efforts, I went looking for foods that do a little of the work for me. Here they are: 8 health-food superstars.

If you’re not quite at the point where you’re looking for an extra edge, don’t despair, this list is still for you. Consider it a diet cheat sheet of sorts with 8 secret food weapons to recharge your dieting efforts.


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June 1, 2010 - 12:09pm

I have a hoarding instinct that kicks in when it comes to fruits like cherries that have such a short growing season (depending on where you live, roughly from June to August). I buy as many bags of cherries as I can get my hands on.

Of course I love eating cherries right off the stem but working in the EatingWell Test Kitchen has inspired me to get creative with my seasonal ingredients. (Get 25 recipes using fresh-from-the-farmers-market ingredients here.)

There are two basic types of cherries—sweet and sour. Sweet cherry varieties include Bing, Rainier and Lambert. Sweet cherries can be found in the produce section of most markets during cherry season. I try to look for cherries that are firm, plump and shiny...

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May 28, 2010 - 9:47am

As I went through the food market yesterday I was thinking about making a good cheap chicken dish. But when I came to the meat counter, I was amazed at the range in price for chicken.

On one side of the meat display was a “family pack” of chicken thighs—$1.29 a pound. Then there was a whole chicken for a mere 77 cents a pound. And then, on the other end, in the “gourmet” section, a whole “all-natural,” organic, locally raised bird at $3.89 a pound.

How to choose? Later on, I asked EatingWell Food Editor...

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