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Healthy Tastes Great!

Most Westerners aren’t too familiar with this type of cuisine. But if you are the adventurous type (and even if your not) giving sea vegetables a try is definitely worth a shot!

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Healthy Tastes Great!

Whatever you call it – broccoli rabe, rapini, rappa, Italian turnip, fall and spring rabe, or broccoli de rape – this green is on the menu tonight!

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Healthy Tastes Great!

My sister sautéed up some garlic, onions, shallots and chopped Brussels sprouts over the holidays. They were so tasty I had to give this oft-deplored mini-cabbage its moment in the spotlight. Enjoy!

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Healthy Tastes Great!

Either raw or cooked (don’t over do it!), red cabbage is a fantastic way to add texture, flavor and a ton of color to your healthy dish tonight!

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Healthy Tastes Great!

3 Great Ways to Satisfy Those Tarragon Cravings

Halibut Steaks in Parchment with Mushrooms and Tarragon

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Guest Post: The Cafeteria Swap – How to Make Your Kid’s Lunch ‘Untradeable’

Vanessa Van Petten writes a blog for parents and teens. She is also the teen author of the parenting book “You’re Grounded!”
“I’ll give you two Ritz cracker bites for one of your donut holes?”

“Anyone want my Peach cup?…anyone?…I’ll give it away for free?…Please someone just take it so my mom doesn’t yell at me”

We had a lunch monitor at my school that guarded the trashcan at lunch like a rhino guards a watering hole. She would make sure that unopened food and Tupperware filled with leftover brussel sprouts either went in your belly (and you would have to deal with the taste) or went back home in your lunchbox (and you would have to deal with an angry parent). Therefore, if you didn’t like what you had in your lunch, you either had to trade it, give it away or, heaven forbid, eat it.

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Guest Post Friday: Almost Vegetarian and Kitchen Geology

The best French vegetarian recipe and the amazing laws of physics!
by our friend and fellow blogger Almost Vegetarian

I can’t tell the difference between stalactites and stalagmites. I know one goes up and one goes down, but I can never tell which is which.

And I need to know. Otherwise, how am I going to tell you about what happened to the vichyssoise?

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British Food Is (1/3) Rubbish

A daily apple is a good thing (as we all know). Imagine an apple in your hand ? think about the journey it took to get here, from tiny seed to shiny, nutrient-packed, crisp, sweet fruit, bursting with reasons to eat it. You paid good money for that proud little apple. It?s yours, and you?ve earned it.

Now imagine throwing it away.

A major study from the British government?s campaign against waste, Wrap, shows that a third of food bought by consumers in the UK ends up in the trash, accounting for a whopping 6.7 million tonnes a year hitting the landfills. Since that includes inedible waste (all those English teabags, for example), maybe that doesn?t sound so bad ? except that only accounts for half of it. The rest is perfectly edible food.

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3 More Budget Friendly Healthy Food Tips

Eating fresh, whole, nutritious fare without breaking the bank can be done. We’ve posted tips before, and at your request, here are 3 more great tricks for adding value to your diet without adding dollars to your grocery tab.

1. Cut meat protein with vegetable protein.

Mark is anti-grain and doesn’t espouse eating much in the way of starch. However, you can cut recipes calling for pricey grass-fed beef or free-range chicken with legumes that cost mere pennies per bag. This is a great way to make your meals – and dollars – stretch further without adding in very many carbs. Especially great, high-protein beans include lentils and black soy beans.

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Mark has received a number of requests from you savvy readers asking for budget-friendly foods that are nutritious. Want to know how to eat healthy on a tight budget? Look no further. Start with these 5 tips for cheap eats, and stay tuned for more great grocery money savers next week, too!

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