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Tips to Make Your Kids Eat Vegetables

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eater_cGetting kids to eat their vegetables isn't always an easy task. In fact, helping parents find a solution for this common dinner table dilemma is one of the reasons Chef Art Smith joined the Love Your Veggies campaign and the efforts to provide parents with tools to help their children develop a life-long love of vegetables.

Common Varieties of Tomatoes

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tomatoes_cReady to hit the market in search of some great tomatoes this summer? Here's a guide to some of the more common varieties and how to make the most of them: beefsteaks, bush tomatoes, plums or romas, cherry and other tiny tomatoes, black tomatoes, bi-colors, green, yellow and orange tomatoes.

Choose a New Refrigerator Right

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Refrigerator_cA refrigerator will take up a lot of space and use plenty of energy. However, the right refrigerator will serve your family well for many years, making it a valuable addition to your kitchen. This article will help you to choose the right refrigerator for you, according to size, configuration, energy efficiency, and your taste and budget.

What should You Know about Microwaves

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microwave_cFew homes today can live without the speed and efficiency of a microwave oven. If a new microwave is in your future, consider these guidelines before heading out for your shopping expedition. A little homework can go a long way when you end up with a microwave that you and your family can use for a long time to come. But there are lots of recipes for microwave cooking.

Will Frozen Meal Ever Be Tasty

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frosen_cThe average American eats six frozen dinners a month, which is remarkable considering how many ways since the TV dinner was introduced in 1953 that we've been disappointed: Banquet, Night Hawk, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender's, Hungry Man, El Charrito - My earliest memory of Uncle Fred is of him breaking a table knife trying to cut Salisbury steak in a fully-cooked Swanson TV dinner.

 

What Kind of Milk Is the Best for Your Children

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MilkBottles_cPatty Sullivan is stumped by the dairy case. One kind of milk promises to make her children smarter. Another claims to come from healthier cows. But there is one point of consensus: Cows that feed on grass produce milk that's higher in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, beta-carotene and an antioxidant called conjugated linoleic acid - all good stuff for the body.

Look into Your Grill and Learn to Clean It

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grill_cYou can clean your grill body just like you would the car: With mild soap and water. For non- stainless steel bodies, a light coating of vegetable oil or stove black applied with a soft rag will add luster and offer protection to the outside of the castings. Go light on the oil as heavier coatings will have a tendency to build up and appear sticky.

Books of Recipes for Vegetarians

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cookbook_cVegetarian cooking outgrew its Birkenstocks long ago, but as Americans combat obesity and even financial strain, meatless meals are becoming mainstream. Several excellent new cookbooks explore the complexities of vegetarian cuisine in ways that will tempt even the most devout carnivores.

Cooking Long Beans in Lao-Style

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long-beans_cThe Ho family, farmers and owners of Ho Farms in Kahuku, are characteristic of many Southeast Asian families in that the everyday food they eat is a reflection of a multicultural ethnic background. Fried rice - Chinese-style with Laotian touches - is an almost everyday lunch for them. But Laotian-style green papaya salad appears on the table very often, too. As do vegetables stir-fried in Thai red curry paste.

Tips to Keep Your Food from Spoiling at Picnics

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picnic_cThe Oklahoma State Department of Health is emphasizing the importance of preventing food-borne diseases while enjoying picnics or grilling food outdoors. Each year, an estimated 76 million cases of food-borne disease occur in the United States. Most of these cases are mild and cause symptoms for only a day or two; however, some are more serious, resulting in about 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.

Obama, Putin and black caviar. Video

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putinUS President Barack Obama and Russian PM Vladimir Putin have met in the premiers residence outside Moscow. The talks come soon after Obama accused the Russian premier of using a Cold War approach in modern politics.


Alcohol Calories Table

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alcohol_cWith 7 calories per gram, the number of calories in alcohol is second only after fat (9 cals/g). The calories in alcohol are metabolised first by the body, ahead of burning fat - which is not desirable if on a weight loss diet. Here is a list of how much of that really good drink is going to your waist or hips. Remember, these don't include the mixer!

9 Phrases Restaurant Not to Use in Menus

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restaurant_cRestaurants, let's not forget, are in the business of selling you food (emphasis on the word "selling.") All too often, restaurateurs rely on tired menu cliches that they believe make the food sound better. But we see through it. Here are theese phrases.

Alcohol Burns off During Cooking: Myth or Reality

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alcohol_cDear Chef Mom: I made a chicken casserole and added wine to it before baking. My sister-in-law told me there was no way that I could serve that to our kids because it's a myth that the alcohol burns off during cooking. I always heard that once you cook a food with alcohol in it, all that's left is the flavor. Who's right?

Should We Give Children Dessert for Breakfast

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Blueberries-Granola-Vanilla-Yogurt_cWith today's fast-paced lifestyles, it's no wonder that busy moms can be tempted to rely on high priced, sugar-coated cold cereals that are low in nutrition. But how about dessert for breakfast? Feeding your children (or your husband or yourself, for that matter) dessert for breakfast doesn't sound very healthy, does it? How about feeding your children fresh fruit, cottage cheese, eggs and plain yogurt for breakfast, accompanied by whole-grain bread? That sounds a lot better, doesn't it?

Making Broccoli and Chicken Noodle Soup Less Rich in Calories

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chicken-soup_cThis rich and creamy soup can have 40 percent fewer calories and 62 percent less fat than the heavy original. Several ingredients contributed to the soup's heavy nutritional report card: processed cheese, butter, whole milk, and half-and-half add a hefty amount of fat. Its canned cream of mushroom soup, regular chicken broth, and processed cheese added significant sodium. How can we make it healthier?

Let Children Cook with You

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kidcook_cIf your kids turn up their noses at the broccoli casserole you just baked and ask instead for a peanut butter sandwich, don't lose your cool. Instead, tie an apron on them, put a spoon in their hands, and let them begin learning the joys of cooking! Kids learn about responsibility and cleanliness when they help out in the kitchen.

What should You Know to Be a Good Pastry Chef

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chef_cIf you are thinking of entering the food service industry as a baker or pastry chef, this is a good article for you to read and learn from. A pastry chef's job is interesting, challenging, creative and complex. Of course, you create wonderful breads, pastries and desserts. But they must also be beautiful-artistic presentation is more important for desserts than for any other part of the meal-people want something that is a feast for their eyes as well as their palates.

Herbs and Spices Help to Improve Natural Flavors in Food Without Using Salt

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spices_cHerbs and spices are the answer to improving the natural flavors in food without using salt. Below are some mixtures to use for meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, soups and salads. All mixtures can be covered with saran wrap and placed in the refrigerator. Also it is recommended that people with kidney disease and high blood pressure reduce their sodium intake. Instead, try different herbs and spices, added to your dishes.

Bulgaria, not U.S., Is The Champion in Fast-food Loving

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fastfood2_cAbout 44% of people in the USA say they like the taste of fast food too much to give it up, but 68% of people in Bulgaria feel that way, according to a February survey of 10,300 people in 12 markets around the world. The survey was conducted by Synovate, a market research firm.

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