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A New Look for Food Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a new look to its food nutritional labels for the first time since the 1990s. The goal is to help consumers make informed food choices by having manufactures label their foods as clearly as possible. The proposed change (which can be seen below), includes a fresh design, updated serving sizes and packing […]

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Happy National Pistachio Day!

Today in food holidays, February 26 is National Pistachio Day! Native to the Middle East, pistachios have a naturally tan shell (those with red shells have been artificially dyed) and a pale green nut that’s high in calcium. The green color is the result of chlorophyll that develops as the seeds grow. When buying unshelled pistachios, avoid those with fully closed […]

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A Quick Way to Sweeten Peas

Fresh peas add a sweet, delicate crunch to any meal. The next time you cook with the veggie and find the taste isn’t quite to your liking, use this method to brighten them up. Steam the peas for a minute or two, and then run them under cold water (which stops the cooking process). This will bring out the natural […]

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Are You Using Your Slow-Cooker Properly?

Never get quite the right results when using your slow-cooker? Before you throw in the towel and give up on the set-it-and-forget-it styling of cooking, check your liquid levels: It could be that you’re not filling your appliance the proper amount. Stephanie O’Dea, author of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, recommends filling your machine two-thirds to three-quarters full for optimum cooking. See […]

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Olympic Eating: Nine Burgers from Around the World from Fox News Magazine

The Winter Olympics are in full swing! Cheer on your favorite athletes while getting in the Olympic spirit with some international flavor. Fox News Magazine makes this easy with their collection of nine burgers from around the world. From the Russian-inspired Sochi Lamb Kotleti burger to the yummy Canadian-inspired Poutine burger, you’re bound to find something to fit your individual […]

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A Money-Saving Tip for Ordering at a Restaurant

Though cooking your own meals is a surefire way to save money on food, there are still ways to cut back on expenses when you do have the occasional meal out. When you look at a restaurant’s menu, keep your focus in the middle of the dish list, rather than the top or the bottom. It’s there you’ll find the […]

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How to Store and Use Greens

If you constantly find yourself tossing wilted herbs and greens before you even use them, try these tips to prevent waste from Real Simple food editor Chris Morocco: To store: Wrap greens in moist paper towels and tuck them into a resealable plastic bag. The moisture from the towels will prevent wilting and keep even the most fragile herbs vibrant […]

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Test Your Egg IQ

Let’s get cracking with some hard-boiled questions. Scroll below the eggs to see the answers. 1. Which spice can you use to dye eggs naturally? (A) Mustard seed (B) Cardamom (C) Turmeric 2. When it comes to egg-carton labels, which is the most health-conscious choice? (A) All-natural (B) Certified organic (C) Hormone-free 3. What can you do to prevent a green ring […]

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The Best Way to Store Coffee

Does your at-home drip coffee pale in comparison to the java you get at your local coffee shop? It could be the way you’re storing your ground coffee or beans. Jonathan Rubinstein, owner of the Joe cafés, in New York City, recommends storing coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place for up to two weeks after […]

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Eat These Foods to Beat Dry Skin

If dry winter weather is messing with your skin, and moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, consider incorporating foods rich in essential fatty acids—like walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and avocados—into your diet. According to Meghan O’Brien, a dermatologist in New York City, research suggests that eating these foods and taking a flaxseed-oil supplement may improve skin-barrier function, which can actually make skin […]

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