RECIPE: Pressure Cook Beans & Rice—Fast!

Some people don’t eat more whole grains because they take too long to cook. But with a pressure cooker, brown rice is ready in 10 minutes, beans in 20 minutes (and really long cookers like short ribs in 40 minutes). Start your healthy New Year with a pressure cooker. We love our top-of-the-line Kuhn Rikon…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Switch Your Starches For Healthy Eating

Alas, our beloved Corn Flakes are not whole grain. We’ve switched to Cheerios and oatmeal. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. These painless, easy switches to whole grains and other foods can give you more nutrition, more whole grain fiber and a new perspective on broadening your culinary repertoire. Why do you need to…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Agave Nectar (Agave Syrup)

Any nutritionally-aware person realizes that sugar tastes great but simply is not good for you. How about a natural sugar alternative that tastes great and is good for you? That’s agave nectar (also called agave syrup), made from the juices of the same plant that produces tequila: the blue agave. In the bottle, it looks…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lettuce Salad

You can make a salad with celery as the main ingredient. Photo and recipe courtesy Whole Foods Market. Commit to having at least one large plateful of salad every day. A salad first course will fill you up so you’ll eat less of the main course, which is typically starch and protein. And you won’t…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #2: Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing has just revamped its popular Ranch dressing and is giving it to three lucky winners. The prizes also include a travel salad container with an ice pack, to keep salad-on-the-go fresh and crisp. Loaded with the flavor of herbs, garlic and a hint of tangy buttermilk, Wish-Bone’s smooth and creamy Ranch dressing…
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