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Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

Red Lentil and Curry Soup

Making soup doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. And homemade soups can generally serve large groups of people, can easily be frozen, or last for several meals.

Too Much Food Is Wasted Because of Confusing Labeling

Surprisingly, the U.S. government has never established a national standard for expiration date labeling.

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5 Tips for Reducing Your Sugar Intake

Today, there is increasing discussion on sugar “addiction” and its potential role in the increase of obesity in this country.

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Red Grapes

This veggie dish is bursting with sweet and juicy red grapes, reduced balsamic vinegar, and slightly crisp brussels sprouts.

Classic Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

These beauties encompass everything I love in a sugar cookie ... a slightly almond-scented dough baked into a thick, tender cookie with a barely crunchy edge.

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Freekeh's Fantastic Health Profile

Freekeh is one of many “ancient grains” attracting attention for its nutritional value and culinary potential.

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Banana Skillet Bread

Through trial and error I came up with a cake I liked, but wanted a nicer crust, and so this became a skillet cake.

Should Kids 'Veg' Out?

Is a vegetarian diet OK for kids? If your child wants to become a vegetarian, there’s no need to panic.

How to Make a Quick & Healthy Weeknight Dinner

I promise if you have just a few things on hand you can throw together a really simple, quick and nutritious meal with little to no effort.

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Holiday Appetizer: Savory Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini

While Thanksgiving has come and gone, there is still room to feature cranberries as a star ingredient at your holiday gatherings.

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How to Create, Test and Write a Recipe Like a Pro

Want to show someone a quick and easy way to make a one-pot healthy meal? Or teach them how to broil, braise or grill the dish to perfection?

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Boursin Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy

Turn up the volume on regular old mashed potatoes by adding in a secret ingredient — one that makes these potatoes super creamy and packed full of flavor.

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Heft

On average, people that are already overweight gain 5 pounds during the season, and the few of you left that are not overweight gain about 1 pound.

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Green Bean Casserole: Traditions Old and New

As the years flew by, I found myself reflecting on each year's recipe – were the beans too soft, were there enough mushrooms, should I use garlic, how could I have made it better?

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5 Holiday Traditions to Start in the Kitchen

These ideas build the excitement and anticipation of the holidays while also helping families spend quality time together and make lasting memories.

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Fast Food in Africa: An African Dietitian’s Perspective

As a registered dietitian who has seen the negative contributions of fast food on the health of the American people, I shuddered at the thought of similar health effects creeping across the continent.

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Bean and Kale Soup

I love fall at the farmer's market, possibly more than summer. Recently, hearty, leafy kale and brilliant pink-speckled October beans had a grand showing.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips Made Easy With a Mandoline

Mandolines offer countless opportunities to create dishes with beautifully cut fruits, vegetables and other treats, and also make the job of cutting, slicing and dicing much easier.

Lightening Up Your Holidays

Rather than planning to “diet” after the New Year, why not start new holiday traditions that focus on staying active and eating well the whole holiday through.

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Stone Soup

Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

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Stone Soup is a guest blog written by members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Content — including information, recipes and views expressed — is that of the authors and does not reflect the positions or policies of Food & Nutrition Magazine or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bloggers are required to pledge they will not write for Stone Soup on topics, companies or trade organization they currently represent or have represented at any time.

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