Cholesterol-lowering medication is often the first solution people consider when told that their blood cholesterol level is higher than it should be. However, making smart nutritional choices and exercising is the best way to make your way onto becoming a healthier person.
Gradual and permanent changes in your diet will not only reduce your risk of... Read More
What should you do if you are in the middle of a recipe and realize you are out of an ingredient? You could send your child to the local convenience store for cream cheese and end up having to serve your caviar with Velveeta because to a 13-year-old they are both soft cheeses. This really happened when my Mother sent me for cream cheese.
Instead of sending off the kids, or launching into a panic attack and reaching for the Zoloft,... Read More
It appears that the medical profession the world over are all too quick to prescribe drugs rather than to suggest natural methods of lowering high blood pressure (hypertension). Most of these medicines can have undesirable side effects, so it is a good idea to look for natural methods.
It has been shown that a healthy diet containing high levels of potassium, magnesium and calcium can lower and help control high... Read More
On a rainy Saturday night, few things are as satisfying as ordering in from your local Chinese restaurant. Having a warm fragrant bag of your favorite Chinese treats delivered to your door is a huge convenience and a feast for the senses. These days, not everyone can afford the luxury of ordering Chinese food; at least, not as often as they used to. Take-out food is usually one of the first luxuries to get the axe when the family budget... Read More
by Barbara Pena
Sometimes getting dinner on the table seems like a daunting task, but with a little preplanning, it can be quick and easy -- and even save you money. These quick and easy dinner recipes make getting dinner on the table faster than ordering takeout!
This first recipe is great for the... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
"Come on. Just one bite won't hurt you."
"Ewww. It's gross!"
It's a scene that plays out at dinnertime in thousands of households across the country. But if you're picturing a frustrated mother and her rebellious five-year-old, think again. The truth is that many adults turn up their noses at certain foods, and no amount of... Read More
The great English cook Prue Leith once famously remarked "life's too short to stuff a mushroom." I feel pretty much the same way about peeling a grape.
However, there may come a time when you want to do such a thing and it's handy to have a simple method standing by. Not that peeling a grape is all that difficult, just tedious. You simply do it.
The same cannot be said of such things as peaches, apricots and even small... Read More
by Laurie Boris
The amount of money that Americans spend in an effort to keep their faces youthful and their tummies taut - whether it's by a plastic surgeon's blade or by the cosmetologist's hypodermic of Botox - could rival any line item in President Obama's economic stimulus package.
But the age-fighting secret that most people don't know is that along with getting... Read More
There is truly no one food that can help your health more than chilies -- no matter whether red or green. When the weather gets colder, chilies can really help your system stay at peak health.
A great way to really boost your system is to eat chili -- often known as chili con carne -- a truly American food. Jane Butel, author of Chili Madness and 18 other books says Bowl o' Red is her very favorite chili. This chili has won more... Read More
The tandoori masala and curry of India, the oregano and thyme of the Middle East, the anise and ginger root of China, the mustard of France, or the Japanese poppy seed.
Spices have been valued by men throughout history, and trading them is one of the world's oldest professions. They were a luxury during the Middle Ages, imported to Europe all the way from Asia and Africa. These days, spices might be readily available to all of us, but they are... Read More