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EatingWell Blogs (Page 280)

April 21, 2009 - 4:36am

What would you do if you were to find out that the single most important creature in our food system was in trouble? Our honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate and, according to Rowan Jacobsen, award-winning author of the fascinating article on the importance of bees to our food supply in the April issue of EatingWell, that could spell disaster for our food system.

No one quite knows why or what is happening to bees but in the last two winters, America has lost more than a third of its honeybees—and around the world, beekeepers are experiencing what has come to be known as Colony Collapse Disorder.

And if bees go, it is not just the...

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April 20, 2009 - 4:36am

I adore the nutty flavors and toothsome textures of whole grains. I always have. When I was a kid, my mom always served barley with her roast leg of lamb and it became my favorite side dish. Often we added mushrooms and topped it with gravy from the lamb. I’m hungry just thinking about it. Now, for a treat, I make EatingWell’s barley and mushroom risotto.

I’m lucky that I was trained from an early age to embrace whole grains, from barley to whole wheat. Now that I am an adult, I’m enjoying new whole grains, such as quinoa and farro, and using EatingWell’s Whole Grain Recipe Collection nearly every day. Why? Because whole grains are just plain healthier than refined grains. On...

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April 17, 2009 - 4:36am

I’m going on a buffalo hunt. No horses or bows and arrows involved. I’m just going to arm myself with the latest issue of EatingWell, which has these amazing bison recipes by meat master chef Bruce Aidells, and head to the market, looking for new ways to cook America’s leanest and greenest meat.

Get the recipe: Greek Bison Burgers

This may sound exotic: it’s not. Now that Americans have discovered buffalo is one of the healthiest meats (only 143 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving), it is becoming common in many markets. Buffalo is leaner than beef, which is why it does so well in recipes like...

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April 16, 2009 - 4:36am

With the Boston marathon right around the corner on April 20, I’m even more inspired to stay on track with my training for the half-marathon I’m running in May. I’m organizing my time to help me fit in my mileage during the week and carving out a couple of hours on Saturday mornings for long runs. I’m also being extra careful about what I eat. I know that choosing the right foods to fuel my body will help me run my best and feel good doing it. Following these four eating tips helps energize my runs. Try them to power your workouts too!

Get the recipe: Egg & Salmon Sandwich

Eat plenty of healthy carbohydrates. If you’re active, and particularly if you’re training for a race or...

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April 15, 2009 - 4:36am

My kitchen is a no-butter zone! Well, with the exception of a teeny-tiny amount for toast. The worst part: it’s not my rule. It’s my fiance’s. He doesn’t loathe butter, he actually loves the stuff, but saturated fat is his #1 enemy. (Andy has high cholesterol and he’s one of a few fortunate people I know who can keep it in check with a healthy diet and regular exercise.) And because butter is basically straight-up fat, most of which is saturated, we opt instead for some of these low-fat EatingWell dinners.

Dr. Philip Ades who wrote EatingWell for a Healthy Heart agrees. (The book was just nominated for a James Beard Award as one of the best healthy cookbooks of the year.) And, in fact, his cookbook puts together more...

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