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The American protein mantra

November 26, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Lodi —  Living in America, we are not only obsessed with eating and drinking protein, we also have begun to supplement non-protein foods, such as fruit, with protein powders. Considered to be the most fundamental and sacred of all nutrients, protein was discovered by the Dutch chemist Gerhard Mulder (1839). Upon discovering […]

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Consumers fight “pink slime”

April 12, 2012

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by Lynn O’Neill It was all over the news in March 2012 — the outrage over pink slime, a substance used as filler in ground beef, also known as lean finely textured beef or LFTB. Pink slime is a concoction of scraps, connective tissue and other parts of the cattle that has been “sanitized” with […]

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Just say no to GMOs — what you need to know

April 12, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are formulated in a laboratory where genes are taken from one species and inserted into another, in an attempt to obtain a desired characteristic or trait. Often referred to as Frankenfoods, GMOs are chemical-laden seeds that alter and disrupt […]

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Food safety rules

February 25, 2012

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by Bill Marler —  The holiday season is a good time to remind home cooks about how to make food that will not make guests and family sick with food-borne illness. Many home cooks — even the most seasoned ones — are either unaware of the less obvious food safety rules or break the ones […]

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The slow cooker — like having your own chef

February 24, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  You are tired and hungry from a long, hard day at work, and it is so cold that you cannot wait to get home and recharge with some good warm food. Finally you open the front door and are greeted by the inviting aromas wafting from the slow cooker. This […]

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Health updates: Turmeric and U.S. meat

February 24, 2012

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The following is new information regarding some of the health benefits of the magical medicinal root, turmeric, and drug-resistant bacteria that has been found in meats in the United States. This spice doubles as a powerful anti-inflammatory In cultures that are thousands of years old, there tend to be deep traditions of cooking daily meals […]

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Barbecuing safely

February 24, 2012

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by Bill Marler —  In the interest of saving money, American families are cooking more meals at home and dining out less. This increasing trend of year-round barbecuing in Arizona, means that now, more than ever, it is essential for home cooks to understand how to protect themselves and their families from the threat of […]

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Healthy summer eating

February 24, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  School is out, and many of us are already planning for the lazy days of summer, which will undoubtedly feature campfires, barbeques, picnics, beach get-togethers or just hanging out with friends. While food is an integral component of our summertime activities, remember that good nutrition and good times can truly go […]

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