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Food + Recipes

Steamed Clams with Andouille, White Beans, and Tomatoes

Served with a fresh garden salad and crusty bread to sop up the spicy broth, steamed claims become an easy, yet elegant main dish.

Plantains: A Tropical Staple for Sweet or Savory Fare

A staple in many tropical cultures, plantains may resemble bananas — but their starchy flesh is less sweet, more like that of a potato, and plantains must be cooked before eating.

Okra: A Beloved Southern Staple with a Snappy Crunch

Most people have an opinion about okra, even if they haven't tasted it. Ask someone to describe okra and you'll likely hear the words "slimy" or "sticky." While it's a commonly used vegetable in the South, okra is often a love-it-or-hate-it food.

Cauliflower: A Versatile and Vitamin-Rich Vegetable Star

Long a standard bearer for white vegetables, cauliflower is a good source of fiber and vitamin K, and is an excellent source of vitamin C and folate. It's delicious in Italian and Indian foods when stored and cooked correctly.

Food Trends

How Can Restaurants Attract Baby Boomers?

Working later in life and delaying retirement gives boomers more discretionary income, and some empty nesters may prefer not to cook full meals at home as often.

About the Bean Pot

This versatile kitchen tool is no one-trick pony.

Fair Trade Fruit

Fair trade provides small-scale farmers democratic control of their businesses and direct access to the global market through collective volume.

Defining Detox: Reclaiming one of the most divisive words in dietetics

Mention the word “detox” to an audience of registered dietitians, and there will be as many different reactions as there are online search results for a “detox diet.”

Nutrition News

Besting Breastfeeding Bullies: A Case for Supporting, Not Shaming

Has the "breast is best" mantra gone too far in perpetuating these feelings among women who cannot, or choose not, to breastfeed?

Picky vs. Problem Eater: A Closer Look at Sensory Processing Disorder

Formerly called sensory integration dysfunction, SPD occurs when the brain has trouble processing information through the senses. SPD exists on a spectrum, affecting one or more of the senses and usually with a combination of over- and under-sensitivities. It affects up to 16 percent of school-age children in the United States.

Product Reviews

Cheese-Cutting Made Easy

The Rosle Wire Cheese Slicer is a great gift idea for those who entertain a lot and rely on tools that help bring a platter together faster.

Pulp Non-Fiction: This Juicer Gets More Out of Less

I have tried to juice blueberries in the past, but I was unable to extract much juice out of them. Plus, I have always been left frustrated with a lot of pulp and wasted blueberries. So I was excited to try this recipe to do a comparison. And let me tell you, I was truly amazed.

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Headspace (Version 2.0)

The self-proclaimed “gym membership for the mind,” Headspace teaches you to meditate and provides resources to support the effort. This version shows off an updated platform design which delivers a new user experience.

Instacart (Version 3.31)

Instacart is a relative newcomer to the growing online fresh grocery delivery market. The Instacart app provides access to this online grocery delivery service.

Ideal Appetite (Version 1.02)

Ideal Appetite is a meal planner that also includes options to track weight management progress, exercise and select nutrition intake.

More » Book Reviews

The Alkaline Cure

The Alkaline Cure

Billed as a prescription for health by cleansing the body of toxins and resetting pH balance, The Alkaline Cure claims a Western diet promotes an acidic environment and that living "acid-free" will lead to increased energy, decreased inflammation and reduced risk of illness including cancer and diabetes.

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Cafeteria Man

Cafeteria Man

This 2011 documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the positive transformations of school food programs in Baltimore and Memphis.