Roasting is so easy. Instead of a recipe you just need to know what to do. First, choose a variety of produce with similar cookery times. Chop the ingredients to approximately the same size using angle cuts if possible to maximize the surface area that will brown up so nicely.Continue reading...
When we’re in a hurry, we love to have breakfast for dinner. Precooked diced potatoes—available in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets—help make this pastrami hash ultra-fast. (If you have leftover cooked potatoes, use about 3 cups diced cooked potatoes instead.) Serve with rye toast and sautéed spinach.Continue reading...
Whether you blame your commute, your work schedule, or Facebook, the trend of Americans eating alone is a reality for more and more people. But what could eating alone mean for what you eat? There are actually two sides to how eating by yourself can influence not only the quantity but the quality of your meal.Continue reading...
From old-school calipers to space-age vessels, find out which method is the most accurate for measuring body fat.Continue reading...
Eating legumes really is good for your heart according to a new study on people with Type 2 diabetes. Whether you’re diabetic or not, you could benefit from incorporating more beans into your diet. Here’s how to take advantage.Continue reading...
I’m a sucker for stuffed pasta of any kind. I don’t care what shape it is, ravioli, manicotti, whatever, if it comes out of the oven swimming in red sauce, oozing and bubbling under a thick layer of melted cheese then I want in. Who doesn’t? It’s comfort food at its finest. Not so comforting is the fact that meals like these pack a mean punch in the fat and calories department (some upwards of 800 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat!).Continue reading...
So much flavor, so few ingredients! These turkey meatballs practically make themselves...Continue reading...
It’s hard to deny that bacon possesses some magical qualities. It regularly gets people out of bed in the morning, it converts vegetarians to meat eaters. In fact I’m having a hard time writing this blog because all I can think about is bacon’s intoxicating aroma. Everything about bacon—its smoky perfume, its salty, yet subtly sweet bite—screams "Eat me! Eat lots of me!"? But here’s where the fairy tale ends. If you sit down to a plate full of bacon, you will probably die. Okay, maybe not. If you sit down to a plate full of bacon, you will probably regret it.Continue reading...
Initially Jeannes58 joined Calorie Count to lose weight for a cruise. However, she discovered along her journey that there was more to Calorie Count then logging foods. In her story she emphasizes the importance of Community Support. She has successfully lost 63lbs and is proud to be a “cheer leader” for new members.Continue reading...
I used to always cook my dark leafy greens like kale, broccoli rabe and mustard greens to death. I did that because I thought I had to, to get rid of their sharp, cruciferous and often bitter taste. That’s probably why my husband met my "we’re having kale for dinner tonight, honey" announcement with something less than enthusiasm. He always politely choked the stuff down, but I bet he would rather have been eating castor oil.Continue reading...
Apples are a great nutrition addition to any meal. Top your steel cut oats with delicious stewed apples, munch a bit of apple slaw with lunch, whip up a terrific sauce of apples for tonight’s pork chop, and don’t forget to enjoy a beautiful baked apple for dessert! Let's get cooking with apples!Continue reading...
Serve these caramelized pear slices over ice cream, stir into plain yogurt or enjoy as a topping for pancakes or waffles. Brown-skinned Bosc pears hold their shape during cooking, but any variety of pears tastes delicious.Continue reading...
A Texas girl who’s had the best of chili and stews, I was never too keen on chicken noodle-anything in my younger years, but these days, the convenience of soups in grocery stores, restaurants, and salad bars have made me think twice. Here is our list of the restaurant soups that will make or break your daily calorie count.Continue reading...
During the holiday season, most people will spend more time in malls and shopping centers than they have all year long. With a growing to-do list, it can be easier than ever to put exercising on the back burner to successfully prepare for holiday events.Continue reading...
Let’s face it; you’re not new to Thanksgiving leftovers. You’ve likely made plenty-a dry turkey sandwiches and you can relate to an uneven reheating of a take-home plate from Grandma’s house. Which leads us to this, you’re reading this article because you want to step up your Turkey day-leftover game.Continue reading...
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