COOKING VIDEO: Make A Black Bean Salsa Dip

  Why spend money on small jars of “specialty” bean dip when it’s so easy to make your own? You can use black beans (also known as common beans and turtle beans, among other names) or white beans (use cannellini, Great Northern or marrow bean varieties). The cooking video below demonstrates a chunky black bean…
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COOKING VIDEO: Chilled Cucumber Soup Recipe

  We love elegant, chilled cucumber soup. It’s refreshing and low in calories—we use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of the whole milk yogurt and sour cream used in the video recipe. And it’s less costly to make than gazpacho. Cucumber soup is customizable in texture, from chunky to smoothie-like (you can drink the latter from…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Soak Dried Beans

  Too many people refrain from cooking delicious, nutritious dried beans because the preparation—soaking the beans—seems like too much trouble. It couldn’t be easier! And you may not have to soak them overnight: The fresher the beans, the more moisture they retain so less soaking is required. As you’ll see in this video, all you…
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COOKING VIDEO: Bison Meat

  Bison is an incredible red meat: sweet, juicy, and very low in fat/cholesterol (lower, in fact, than skinless chicken breast and many fish—see bison nutrition information). Bison meat is available in just about every cut that beef is. After all, cattle and bison are relatives with similar builds. But it’s precisely because there’s so…
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COOKING VIDEO: Strawberry Pie Recipe

  The warmer weather inspires us to go into pie-baking mode, before the summer heat makes us avoid turning on the oven. Have you ever made a strawberry pie? It couldn’t be easier: Just toss fresh strawberries with sugar and cornstarch. (We also add the zest of a lemon or orange, or a tablespoon of…
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