27 December 2011

Lucky Foods to Ring in the New Year — Recipes for Health - NYTimes.com

Simple, healthy, filling:

"I love the fact that beans, lentils and greens symbolize prosperity in the New Year in places as disparate as the American South and the South of France. I wonder if it’s really because lentils and beans are round like coins and swell when they cook, or if it’s because that’s about all anybody can afford to eat after the excesses of the holiday season."



For article and recipe:

Lucky Foods to Ring in the New Year — Recipes for Health - NYTimes.com

07 December 2011

Tried And True Tricks From 'America's Test Kitchen' : NPR

An entertaining and informative article from NPR Radio:

"The mission of America's Test Kitchen is simple: to make "recipes that work." The syndicated PBS cooking show, hosted by Christopher Kimball, simplifies recipes in ways that home chefs can easily replicate with a fairly high degree of success."




For the entire article go to:

Tried And True Tricks From 'America's Test Kitchen' : NPR


WHFoods: Walnuts


More and more recently, walnuts and the benefits attributed to this tree nut have been in the news:

"Researchers are convinced - more than ever before - about the nutritional benefits of walnuts when consumed in whole form, including the skin. We now know that approximately 90% of the phenols in walnuts are found in the skin, including key phenolic acids, tannins, and flavonoids. Some websites will encourage you to remove the walnut skin - that whitish, sometimes waxy, sometimes flaky, outermost part of shelled walnuts. There can be slight bitterness to this skin, and that's often the reason that websites give for removing it. However, we encourage you not to remove this phenol-rich portion."

For more information:

WHFoods: Walnuts