Pop quiz: Which is better: filet or prime rib? Which is leaner: ground turkey breast or lean ground beef? If you're trying to cut calories or just plain eat healthier, navigating the meat section at your local grocery store can be just as confusi... Read more
Warm days are filled with family picnics, neighborhood cookouts, community parades—and lots of summer food favorites.
Grilling can enhance the flavor of meats, poultry, fish and even garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. To liven up yo... Read more
Dr. J. Scott Smith of Kansas State University in Manhattan recently studied Heterocyclic Amines (HCA's), which are carcinogenic compounds that form when meat is cooked at high temperatures. He found that adding rosemary extract to ground beef red... Read more
Dishes are a mixture of Far East and French flavors, with subtle flavors with fresh—but not overpowering—spiciness. These are not usually very heavy meals.
Rice, seafood, lemongrass, p... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
Hi everyone! I am 39 and soon to be married to my wonderful sweetheart. 6 years ago I lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for the most part. I fluctuate in a 10 pound range of 165-175. Since I moved in with my Fiance and our combined 13 (10 at home)... Read more
Ive started my journey Jan 2014 ive ask God for wisdom in learning how to eat healthy an to work on the inside as well as outside. ive struggled so many years of meeting others needs instead of my own so this year is about changing me an learning to... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I am looking forward to this new journey in my life where I am learning to make better food choices, incorporating daily exercise into my life.
Kids are grown, grandchildren out of town so I have reason no reasons why I shouldn't do this.
I was... Read more
Cut back on the beef and pork! I know, I know juicy steaks, pork chops, BACON, ham, mouth watering ribs, oh so yummy cheddar bratwurst, sausage and so on..The results are astounding when you cut back on red meats/ pork. Now don't get me wrong I am n... Read more
Leanest meats and fishBoneless Skinless Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast Jennie O Extra Lean Ground TurkeyVeal leg, Top Round or Veal Shoulder, armLamb Shank Lean Deli Ham Pork Tenderloin (or other lean pork cut) Pork Chop, Sirlion E... Read more
For the record, let me just state that I am currently sitting in my kitchen, writing this blog, and watching the Simmental cows and calves graze on lush, green pasture land outside my deck window. Yes, many of those calves will end up as retail... Read more
My culinary training is rooted in the classics of French cooking. The recipes, mother sauces, and techniques have been the same for generations--even centuries, in some cases. But plenty of things change in the kitchen all the time: ingredients, tool... Read more
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