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What foods can help fight the risk of chronic inflammation?

A new study has identified food stuffs that can help prevent chronic inflammation that contributes to many leading causes of death.

Research

Guy Fieri Fires Back at Critics: 'What You See is What You Get' - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>Guy Fieri</b> is keeping it real. <br>The <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> star, who is known as much for his spiky bleach blonde hair and bowling shirts as he is …

New Reasons Why You Should Keep a Food Journal

Writing down every food you eat over a period of weeks—whether for weight loss or to identify triggers of allergic or other reactions—is one of the most powerful ways to change habits<p>By<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>Sumathi Reddy<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@rddysum<p>Sumathi.Reddy@wsj.com<p>Keeping a meticulous food …

Weight Loss

9 Satisfying Foods | Men's Health

9 Foods That Will Fill You Up Without Filling You Out<p>Here’s how to quiet your growling stomach until the next meal<p>Shutterstock<p>When hunger strikes, you want to fuel up fast—and efficiently. That means choosing foods that will fill you up so you’re not hitting up the fridge an hour later.<p>So try these …

From Banana Pancakes to Blueberry Muffins: 8 Fruit-Filled Breakfast Recipes

Sure, you could eat plain ole fruit for breakfast. But wouldn't it be even better if the fruit was baked or blended into something delicious?<p><b>1. Banana Pancakes</b><p>Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla -- these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The …

Breakfast

For When You Want A Dish That's Bursting With Flavor - This Braised Chicken's Got You Covered!

Potatoes: Does Size Matter?

I've seen pictures of potatoes the size of Volkswagons, but only recently have I stumbled across potatoes large enough to feed six people. It was one of the unexpected benefits of not paying attention while I was shopping.<p>Russet potatoes were on my list. Twenty-pound bags were on sale for $5, so I …

Potatoes

The One Clever Shortcut to Weeknight Italian Wedding Soup

For soup in a hurry, this spin on Italian meatball with a few clever shortcuts (hi, storebought sausage) delivers every time.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create</i> …

20 All-Natural Spring Cleaning Tricks For the Kitchen

Sharing kitchen cleaning tricks is like handing out chocolates: More is never a bad thing! It follows suit that despite how much we love to test and share our favorite methods for stain-busting, pest-control, and grime-scouring, we also love to listen up.<p>I went back to a few of our past cleaning …

This Trick Will Change The Way You Cook Pasta Sauce

Pasta lovers, rejoice: There's a better--and much less labor-intensive way--to whip up delicious and creamy homemade tomato sauce from scratch. Here's what you need to do.<p><b>Step 1:</b> Go about your normal red sauce routine, combining ingredients--sautéed onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, vodka, the works.<p>…

Cooking

Easter Dessert Is Served: German Chocolate Cheesecake!

<i>German chocolate cheesecake takes traditional German chocolate cake to the next, sinful level! If you love your desserts decadent and creamy, this recipe is for you.</i><p>I decided I'm going to start a fan club - the “I Love German Chocolate Cake Everything” fan club. Based on recipes I've made in the …

Dessert

Off the Rack

Cooking with spices sounds easy enough. Toss them in for some added seasoning, and there's nothing more to it, right? Not exactly.<p>Whether you're …

Spices

In Reverse: The Smarter Way to Organize Your Grocery List

How do you shop for groceries? Do you find yourself standing at the entrance of the supermarket with an empty cart and no clue what you're going to put into it? Do you realize on the way home from work on Wednesday evening that you don't know you're going to put on the table for dinner? Do you get …

13 Chocolate Recipes You Won't Believe Are Sugar Free

Addicted to chocolate, and avoiding sugar? Well my friends, I'm here to tell you that watching your sugar intake doesn't mean you are destined to live your life without sweets. You can easily satisfy your sweet tooth with these unbelievably delicious sugar free chocolate recipes. No one will …

Dessert

Guinness Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p>3 ounces (75g) salted butter<br>• 1/2 cup (125g) Guinness<br>• 3/4 cup (150g) dark brown sugar<br>• 1/4 cup (50ml) sunflower oil<br>• 3/8 cup (40g) cocoa powder<br>• 1 large egg, beaten<br>• 1/3 cup (75ml) natural plain yogurt<br>• 1 cup (125g) self-rising flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 2/3 cup (150g) cream cheese<br>• 1 cup (200g) …

Dessert

Sugar Pie: The Sweetest Way to Celebrate Maple Season

As the temperatures start to warm up, the starch that maple trees have stored in their trunks and roots is converted to sugar, which rises in the sap. Holes are drilled in the trunk, the sap is extracted and heated until most of the water is evaporated, and what's left is the sweet, sticky maple …

Best foods for colds - TODAY.com

sharshonm / Shutterstock / sharshonm<p>If you’re like most people, you are itching to put your winter boots and coat into storage and trade them in for sandals and a T-shirt. Personally, I’m SO ready for spring. Too bad the cold and flu virus haven’t gotten the memo. According to the Centers for …

Wellness

How to buy food in bulk and save money at the grocery store

It’s cheaper, it’s fresher and it often offers the best variety in pantry staples: shopping in the bulk food aisles is becoming increasingly popular, with more and more grocery stores offering larger sizes or expanding their existing selection. Bulk foods also require less packaging and are more …

Kitchens

Rao's Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Rao’s Marinara Sauce<p>Four 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes with basil, preferably from San Marzano<br>• 1/2 cup olive oil<br>• 6 tablespoons minced onion<br>• 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced<br>• Coarse salt<br>• 12 leaves fresh basil, torn (optional)<br>• Pinch of dried oregano<br>• Freshly ground pepper<p>Rao’s Meatballs<p>1½ pounds …

Italian Food

Easy Asian-Style Coleslaw

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1/3 cup olive oil<br>• 1/4 cup rice-wine vinegar<br>• 1/4 cup finely grated carrots<br>• 1 lime, juiced<br>• 1 tablespoon fish sauce<br>• 1/2 cup light soy sauce<br>• 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger<br>• 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh garlic<br>• 2 teaspoons sugar<br>• 8 cups bok choy, finely sliced<br>• 4 cups red cabbage, finely …

Soysauce

Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 1 small to medium yellow onion, finely chopped<br>• 2 celery stalks, finely chopped<br>• 1 large garlic clove, minced<br>• 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano<br>• 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage or 1 pinch dried sage<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste<br>• 1/2 teaspoon …

Slow Cookers