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November-December 2016

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App Review: Adobe Spark Post

Ideal for bloggers and business owners who don’t have a graphic designer on staff, this app makes it easy to create those impactful images and memes you see all over social media.

Artichokes: A Rich History and Mild Flavor

The flower bud of a thistle plant in the sunflower family, artichokes have thorny points on their leaves which must be removed before eating. There are more than 100 varieties of artichokes worldwide, ranging from dark green to deep purple in color and from large spheres to long oval cylinders in shape.

Butternut Squash and Apple Crumble

This dessert showcases the versatility of butternut squash — roasted and gooey in the company of sweet apples — with a whole-grain, high-fiber, low-sugar topping.

App Review: Doctor On Demand

Though you’ll miss the doctor’s expert touch, Doctor on Demand is a convenient way to access healthcare providers at a reasonable cost.

From Waste to Great Taste

Stalks, stems, peels and rinds don’t get much love in the kitchen, but many of these so-called food “scraps” offer nutrition and flavor.

Grinders: Kitchen Essentials for Fresh, Flavorful Grains, Spices and Coffee

In the market for a grinder, but not sure which one to buy? Consider your cooking style, budget and the time and effort you want to put into grinding your own ingredients.

How to Host a Twitter Chat

Looking to expand your reach on Twitter? Twitter chats are a great way to bring awareness to a cause, build your network and interact with others in your community.

Is Spirulina a Miracle Cure-all?

Arguably the “superfood” of the moment, spirulina is associated with a number of health claims, from curing allergies and candida to detoxifying the body and aiding in weight loss. Does this blue-green algae deliver, or is it all health hype?

Kabocha Wedge Salad

Hearty kabocha squash gets dressed up as a filling “wedge salad” with sweet and savory flavors of dried figs, wilted spinach and creamy goat cheese.

Leslie Ely: Awareness and Treatment

Recognizing that the need for proper care is so critical, Ely has become a community advocate for eating disorder education to help raise awareness among the public, other health professionals and those who may be struggling with disordered eating.

Morocco Medallions

Slices of kasha-filled chicken breasts make a stylish entrée that can be prepared in advance and baked just before dinner.

App Review: mySugr

A comprehensive digital logbook that lets you log and track blood sugars, meal components and medications.

App Review: Omnio

With a wealth of reliable resources that can be accessed in just a few taps, Omnio is invaluable to clinicians.

Pork Tenderloin with Porcini and Lentil Rub

Savory and full of flavor, pork tenderloin is dry-rubbed with porcini mushrooms, lentils and rosemary. Serve with mushroom sauce for a delicious and elegant dinner.

Smoky Acorn Squash and Lentil Bisque

This simple vegetarian bisque features savory ingredients paired with subtle flavors to create an unexpected, vibrant taste. Grating nutmeg on top adds an exciting finish.

Supplementation to Lower Blood Sugar

While there is evidence that certain dietary supplements can decrease blood sugar, many come with potential dangers. Aside from the obvious risk of hypoglycemia, other considerations include interactions with medications, liver problems and gastrointestinal issues.

The Colorful Truth about Anthocyanins

The plant kingdom boasts an arsenal of protective, naturally occurring chemical compounds that not only guard plants against foreign invaders and disease, but also benefit human health when eaten.

The Informed Imbiber: Why Researchers are Still Debating the Health Effects of Alcohol

There is a new wave of skepticism about studies suggesting potential benefits of drinking alcohol.

App Review: Today

Enhance your habits with Apple Health charts, custom counters, to-do lists, milestone trackers, journals and more.

App Review: UNUM

Though basic, UNUM provides valuable insight into the top performing posts and hashtags on your account, which can help you share more content that your audience will love.

Winter Squash: Go Beyond Popular Pumpkin and Butternut

Though many are grown year-round, these gorgeous gourds are typically planted during warmer months and harvested before the first frost.