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Why You Should Reconsider Prunes

October 30, 2015 Colleen Sideck

You could say prunes are victims of their own success. While long revered in certain older populations for how they improve digestive health, many younger people avoid them. But the nutritional benefits of this fruit are good

November-December 2015

What Are the Health Benefits (or Not) of Bone Broth?

October 30, 2015 Jill Kohn

Bone is composed of a matrix that includes collagen, protein and mineral deposits, including calcium and phosphate, and provides gelatin to foods. Bone marrow, a form of spongy tissue within some bones, contributes protein, fat

November-December 2015

Why Beets Deserve the Spotlight

October 30, 2015 Kitty Broihier

For years, earthy-tasting beets languished on "most hated vegetables" lists, but things started to change when the now-ubiquitous beet and goat cheese salads spread quickly across menus around the country. With a lot going for them

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November-December 2015

Caramelized Beet and Sweet Onion Soup

October 30, 2015 Jackie Newgent

Caramelized Beet and Sweet Onion Soup Inspired by French onion soup and borscht, this soup is a gorgeous burgundy color and served with goat cheese toast. Learn more about the culinary and nutritional qualities of

November-December 2015

Why We Love Lentils

October 30, 2015 Diane Welland

With a history rooted in the Bible and the writings of Hippocrates, lentils have maintained prominence in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine since their cultivation 8,500 years ago. A member of the legume family, lentils

November-December 2015

Are Grilling and Baking Harmful Ways to Cook?

October 30, 2015 Jill Weisenberger

There is little question that grilling and baking are healthful alternatives to frying, particularly in terms of reducing calories and fats. But when it comes to meat, these high-temperature, dry-heat cooking methods may not reign