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Types of Oatmeal-Explained

The days are getting shorter, the mornings are getting colder, and there’s nothing like starting your day with a comforting bowl of steaming, hearty oatmeal.

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On The Hook With Fish

Cooked to perfection, fish is moist, tender, and has a delicate flavor. Cooking fish is not difficult if you know some basics. It is important

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Comfort Food Cravings

Why is it that winter’s colder temps and fewer daylight hours make so many of us crave indulgent and decadent foods? We know that our

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Homemade Salad Dressings

Do you have a favorite homemade salad dressing? If not, no worries you might have a few to try by the end of this article!

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Eggs: Villain or Hero?

Eggs are a common ingredient in a lot of recipes, and a common breakfast item. Eggs can be found in a variety of dishes, making

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Bowl of Oatmeal

Types of Oatmeal-Explained

The days are getting shorter, the mornings are getting colder, and there’s nothing like starting your day with a comforting bowl of steaming, hearty oatmeal. Oats are a common pantry staple, but with so many types to choose from, you may be wondering what the difference is between them. All oatmeal is processed; however, processing in the oatmeal industry has nothing to do with artificial ingredients and added sugar. Oat processing is about how the whole oats are cut and

halibut fillet laying on a cutting board

On The Hook With Fish

Cooked to perfection, fish is moist, tender, and has a delicate flavor. Cooking fish is not difficult if you know some basics. It is important to remember that fish will continue to cook even after it is removed from the heat, so you want to be careful not to over-cook it. Marinating can add flavor and moisture, but fish should only be marinated for about an hour and not with an acidic tenderizer, making the fish mushy. Fish can be

kagyana in saute pan with tomatoes and basil off to the side on the counter top with wooden spoon, dry spaghetti noodles and drying cloth on counter beside it

Comfort Food Cravings

Why is it that winter’s colder temps and fewer daylight hours make so many of us crave indulgent and decadent foods? We know that our stomachs produce the “happiness chemicals” dopamine and serotonin. When we eat, a complex process involving the brain means these neurochemicals trigger feelings of happiness and wellbeing. These happiness chemicals are also produced when we exercise and get exposure to sunlight, which declines in winter. When we eat our favorite comfort foods, they release glucose straight

olive oil in glass bowl with olives on the side

Homemade Salad Dressings

Do you have a favorite homemade salad dressing? If not, no worries you might have a few to try by the end of this article! Making your own salad dressing sounds intimidating at first but you would be surprised at how simple it can be. Homemade salad dressings are flexible and provide better control over your diet. There are huge cost savings when you make your own fresh salad dressings at home. You might even consider them fun to create

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Gluten Free: For Health vs. Fad Diet

First off, let us talk about what gluten is. Gluten is made up of two proteins, glutenin and gliadin and these proteins give structure to food products. So why do some individuals need to avoid gluten? Individuals who have celiac disease need to avoid gluten because it triggers an autoimmune system response that damages the lining of the small intestine. Over time this damage prevents the absorption of nutrients from food. Individuals can develop celiac disease as a child, or

Raw eggs in shell in straw

Eggs: Villain or Hero?

Eggs are a common ingredient in a lot of recipes, and a common breakfast item. Eggs can be found in a variety of dishes, making them a great food item to keep stocked in your fridge. They are also an affordable source of protein and nutrients yet have been controversial when it comes to nutrition. Dietary Cholesterol Over the past years you have probably heard the topic of eggs going back and forth with regard to if they are healthy

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