In the heart of winter, nothing seems to take the chill off like a steaming bowl or mug of soup. Cooking a soup meal can be a lovingly drawn out affair, or as simple as opening a can. Many people have found a happy medium by buying ready-made beef, chicken or vegetable broth, and adding their own fresh root and green vegetables in a slow simmer.
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This light pasta dish is bursting with the fresh green goodness of cilantro and tender sweet peas. A nice change of pace from traditional red or heavy cream sauces, its light dressing is made from extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese, with a hint of red pepper added for kick.
Q: My hands are extremely dry and rough, especially during this time of year. What do you recommend to help keep them moisturized and feeling good?
Dr. Linda Miles, D.O.M., responds:
We know winter can be especially drying for our face and hair, but our hands may be the most used and exposed body parts. Also, as we age, the skin on the back of our hands tends to become thinner with very little fat underneath. All of these factors make our hands extremely vulnerable to everyday wear and tear, and aging. To help keep your hands hydrated, healthy and looking and feeling great, try these simple hand care tips:
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Are you making a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier while staying gluten-free? This healthy lunch idea comes from Alice Bast, Founder and President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). The citrus in the grapefruit and homemade dressing can help you feel light and bright, even on a dreary winter day.
Fresh vegetables and fruits, wild fish and game make up the bulk of any Paleoista’s kitchen. In addition, there are some Paleo-friendly staples that come in handy when stocking the pantry in order to do the twice-weekly food prep, which is such an important part of implementing the Paleo lifestyle.
Of all the things to love about almonds, this one should really get your heart pumping: research shows that a diet high in nutritious nuts can help support healthy cholesterol levels.*
Just one ounce of almonds (about 22 nuts) packs more protein than an egg and provides more than three grams of dietary fiber. Almonds are also a rich source of vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium, manganese and copper.
Shelled almonds are available whole, sliced or slivered with skin on, or blanched with skin removed. When choosing dry-roasted almonds, look for the kind without added sugar or preservatives. Store them in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place to prevent rancidity and to keep them from absorbing odors from other foods. Refrigerated almonds last several months, and frozen almonds are good for up to a year.
The following recipe is a fresh, salty-sweet twist on the traditional green bean side dish. Almonds coated with balsamic vinegar and Kosher salt add delicious texture and a bit of sweetness to this vegetable favorite.
Roasted Green Beans with Almonds and Lemon
Nothing says, “Spring is here” like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus. While asparagus is available year-round, it’s much better when purchased locally in season.
Asparagus is easy to select and to prepare and comes in a variety of colors including green, violet, purple, and white. Asparagus also grows wild and is commercially available fresh, frozen and canned. The stalks range in size from colossal to small. Various types and colors of asparagus can be used without any noticeable difference in the taste, so mix and match colors and sizes for visual interest. Read more →
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