TIP OF THE DAY: What Is Polenta?

Polenta, made from ground cornmeal, is a porridge that dates to ancient times and is known in England and the U.S. as cornmeal mush. You can purchase precooked, ready-to-heat-and eat “solid polenta” in sausage-like tubes, plain and in flavors such as basil, garlic and sundried tomato. Slices of polenta can be easily turned into hors…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Better Oats Instant Oatmeal

Do you avoid a hot bowl of instant oatmeal each day because it’s just too mushy? Do you like oatmeal but wish the instant kind were more like stovetop-cooked? Do you want an easy way to get your daily 48g of whole grain? Do you want more fiber, cancer-fighting foods, the ability to lower bad…
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TIP OF THE DAY: No-Gas Beans

Some people avoid beans because of the gas they can create. Yet beans are not just tasty; they’re an important and inexpensive source of protein that has been cultivated by man for more than 7,000 years. Oxygen magazine’s new book, Pick It Kick It, offers this tip: Soak beans for several hours or overnight in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Leftover Rice

Leftover rice can be reheated and served as is, of course. But there are many other alternatives. Some of our favorite leftover rice recipes include: Rice Salad: Mix with diced chopped onions, bell peppers and other favorite vegetables, fresh parsley and any leftover chicken. Use olive oil to bind. You can also use this filling…
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PRODUCT: “Beefed Up” Tofu

Nasoya has created a new product for vegetarians, vegans and others on a no meat/low meat diet. Tofu Plus is fortified to provide 20% of the daily value of five nutrients that others get from meat: vitamins B2, B6, B12, D2 and calcium. Replacing three ounces of meat (the size of a medium hamburger) with…
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