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October 2012

Protein and Fat Protect Your Brain

People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. Those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired, the study found.

September 2013

My Grandma's Caramel Cake*

*CONTEST WINNER: This caramel cake she made on special occasions was one we all liked. Grandma never used a recipe; if you asked her for it, she’d say it was a bit of this, a dash of that and a handful of something else. Still, her proportions seemed always to be correct.

Potatoes –Naturally Nutritious Comfort Food

Today the average American eats 49 pounds of fresh and 90 pounds of processed spuds each year. Baked, fried, scalloped or mashed, chances are the potatoes you eat were grown in Idaho. Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state, about 30 percent of the nation’s total production.

Some Sweets, Some Spice and Some Slightly Sour: End-of-Summer Veggies to Savor Anew

How about with the basics of healthy eating: very few calories, lots of nutrition, healthy natural sweeteners, and tantalizing, often overlooked add-ins to tease your taste buds. Let’s dive in – these are easy, fast and full of complex flavors with just a few common ingredients.

August 2013

Enjoy a Corny Summer – From Beer Battered to Creamy Fudge, Plus Jams and Jellies Sans So Much Sugar

Porter shares tips for preparing fresh corn, from boiling to steaming to grilling to smoking. Find recipes for corn soufflé, roasted corn and potato salad, sweet corn risotto, sweet corn liqueur, and white chocolate, sweet corn fudge.

Surplus of Veggies? There’s an App(etite) for That!

Three simple choices are at the top of the popularity list right now while you pile on – or in – heaps of vegetables to bring those stacks of excess down and your health way up. None requires a real recipe, so improvisation reigns and allows you to literally create gems of meals with whatever you’ve got, including ordinary staples.

July 2013

Summertime Treats – July is National Ice Cream Month

For those finding themselves in the vicinity of Utica, Ohio, a stop at Velvet Ice Cream’s Ye Olde Mill is highly recommended with its ice cream and milling museum, restaurant, playground, picnic area and catch-and-release fish pond.

 

The Ethnic Grill – Exotic Summer Outdoor Fare

Hearing gazpacho, we’re not likely to think first of a grill. Cold soup! From a flame? Try this version for an interesting new twist. Lots of healthy nutrients packed into this bright summer dish.

 

June 2013

All Hail the Summer Stock Pot: Leave Almost No Scrap Behind

One look at your colander full of those scraps should instead bring smartly back into your head the old adage your mother or grandmother would have muttered: Waste not, want not. Those scraps have one more destination before the scrap heap.

 

Grilling for Father’s Day

Take a bunch of hardy herb sprigs like rosemary, oregano and thyme and tie them together with kitchen twine. Dip herbs in olive oil and brush the meat continuously as it cooks. The aromatic oils from the herbs mix with the caramelizing meat to create unexpected incredible flavor.

 

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