Amy Hummel Corbin

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One dietitian’s secret weapon for healthy eating

I am going to fill you in on a major secret of good nutrition: Healthier eating often has nothing to do with superfoods, metabolism or the perfect balance of nutrients, but rather with being prepared. That’s right — just like the Boy Scouts. In this case, what we need to be prepared with is food …

Slow Cookers

The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes

Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of …

Breakfast

19 Healthy Snack Ideas

Rule number one for sticking to a healthy snacking plan? Don’t get bored. These ideas all make the grade in terms of nutrition, but they’re a lot …

Healthy Eating

This Diet Has Been Linked to a Longer Life—Again

It’s no coincidence that some of the world’s populations with the longest lifespans live along the Mediterranean coast. The climate there ensures …

Holistic Medicine

16 Tasty Squash Recipes

Spaghetti Squash With Almonds<p>Almonds, lime juice, and honey give this dish a nutty, tangy flavor with just a hint of sweetness.<p>Get the …

Cooking

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Cooking

10 Secrets of Home Cooks (And How You Can Become One, Too!)

If those muffins you sent in for the bake sale were from the grocery store, don’t worry—your secret is safe with us. <i>Everyone</i> has taken that shortcut. …

Cooking

The Best Fat-Burning Breakfasts

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

How To Make Homemade Tofu, Because Yes, You Can

Tofu is one of those foods that seems daunting to make at home, but is actually easier than you might expect and well worth the effort. People have been making tofu for thousands of years. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The fact that soy bean curd, of all appealing-sounding …

The 5 Secret Ingredients That Can Make Comfort Food Healthier

Use these "secret" ingredients when you make favorite recipes to lighten them without loosing those comforting flavors and textures.<p>As the temperatures start to drop, crisp salads and gazpacho just don't cut it. And once the comfort food cravings begin, well, it's like trying to turn an 18-wheeler …

12 Delicious Diabetic-Friendly Recipes

These nutrient-rich recipes, created by the <i>Real Simple</i> food department with guidance from diabetes experts George L. King, M.D., and Jackie Mills, …

Food

In Our Pantry: Coconut Oil

There are so many ways to use this versatile fat. Here are our favorites.<p>It’s soaring in popularity -- after all, it’s as rich as butter (without the cholesterol) and as versatile as vegetable oil. Grocery stores now stock the good stuff: organic, virgin varieties that haven’t been hydrogenated. …

Simple Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Because a spaghetti squash is difficult to cut through when uncooked, we found that roasting it whole is the easiest way to prepare it for this spaghetti squash recipe. Follow this recipe, then use the strands of spaghetti squash to make one of our other recipes, like Spiced Squash Pancakes, …

Hong Kong democracy protesters defy calls to disperse

HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protesters took to the streets Tuesday in a growing confrontation with China over the financial hub's future as either an enclave of freedom or another communist-controlled city.<p>Protest leaders set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to their demands …

Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of …

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

No more wondering to yourself, "Ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?"<p>Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest …

Genetic Engineering

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Kidnapped By ISIS, One Woman Tells How She Saved Her Sisters

In English, the 22-year-old woman's name means life. She's afraid to let us use it for the safety of the hostages that ISIS still holds. She was taken with thousands of other women and children, but she escaped, and now they're searching for her. Her nickname is Dudu.<p>We meet her and her four …

Know Which Fish Are Low in Mercury With This Chart

Many of us want to eat more fish, but we're worried about too much mercury. While all of us should be concerned, women who are pregnant or nursing …

Pollution

Squash and Pumpkin Recipes

Find recipes for winter squash and pumpkin from Martha Stewart, including pumpkin pie, squash soup, roasted butternut squash, stuffed acorn squash, and more.

47 Good Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Fashions

Clothing<p>A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz: nordstrom.com.<p>Ashley Stewart: ashleystewart.com.<p>ASOS Curve: us.asos.com.<p>BB Dakota Plus: …

Plus Size

Roasted Autumn Vegetables

<b>Roasted Autumn Vegetables</b><p>Eggplant and butternut squash are in season and they happen to be two of our favorite vegetables. We couldn't resist combining these two colorful veggies in a healthy recipe. Topping off this delectable and easy dish are goat cheese and basil. Goat cheese adds a creamy …

Food

In Season Now: Bell Peppers

In a world obsessed with Sriracha, the bell pepper's nonexistent burn may not seem that interesting. But few other vegetables can be smoked, stuffed …

Cooking

Top 5 Reasons to Grill After Labor Day

Summer may be officially over, but before you pack your grill off to the garage, pause a moment, because the best is yet to come. At <i>Sunset Magazine</i>, we look forward every year to the shoulder season, the time when summer and fall intersect at the market with a kaleidoscope of intensely flavorful …

Cooking

The 50 Most Influential LGBT People in Media

It was hard enough picking a single most influential LGBT person for this list (and, in the end, it was a tie), so you can imagine the trouble we had …

How Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Your Office And Even Your Kitchen Trick You Into Eating More

Chew on this: When it comes to eating healthfully, our environments may be working against us.<p>Not always on <i>purpose</i>. But simple elements -- from the color paint in our kitchens to the size of the plates we use to whether we eat lunch at our desks or in the office break room -- all seem to influence …

Make Beans in a Slow Cooker Instead of Boiling Them

Beans are an inexpensive ingredient, but often need soaking and boiling. Throw them in the slow cooker in the morning and by the time you get home …

Cooking

Minestrone

This hearty, fresh version of the popular Italian soup is packed with vegetables, beans, and flavor -- and takes a mere 10 minutes in the microwave.