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EatingWell Blogs (Page 251)

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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May 27, 2010 - 11:55am

I am a coffee lover! Truth be told, I cannot get through the morning without at least a cup (of the caffeinated variety!)—and I prefer more.

Get more of the coffee flavor you love with these recipes using coffee, including Hot Fudge Pudding Cake!

The health perks of coffee only add fuel to my habit: drinking coffee regularly can help lower cholesterol, and may reduce your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Can coffee cure your headache? Get the surprising answer here.

But then I came across this study, which we had Karen Ansel write about in the May/June issue of...

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May 26, 2010 - 12:26pm

I hate to throw things away (please don’t look in my closet!), especially when it comes to food (you probably should avoid my freezer too). Whenever I serve burgers at a barbecue I inevitably end up with some extra buns.

(I can never use a whole bottle of barbecue sauce either. Find a dozen ways to use up a bottle of barbecue sauce here.)

While I love a good burger, I like to enjoy them in moderation. So to use up those extra hamburger buns (aside from making breadcrumbs), I make one of these delicious...

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May 25, 2010 - 12:28pm

I love cooking seafood on the grill because it’s so fast and, because most seafood is relatively mild, it readily absorbs smoky flavors. Plus seafood is  super-healthy—it’s an excellent source of lean protein and some types of fish, such as salmon, are good sources of omega-3 fats, which are good for your heart and your mental health. Click here to find out 6 of the best fish and shellfish to eat and 6 to avoid.

But seafood can be delicate, so here are a few tricks that we use in the EatingWell Test Kitchen for good results when we’re making grilled...

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