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Put lentils on your recipe radar screen

Put lentils on your recipe radar screen

Lots of home cooks find dry beans (legumes) intimidating. Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans — they take a really long time to cook. Soaking them overnight before cooking helps, but the beans still need to simmer for hours. That means planning your meal one 

Back to prunes

Back to prunes

When you think of foods that build strong bones, what comes to mind? Milk? Cheese? Yogurt? Prunes? Yes prunes. Not because they’re a significant source of calcium. Instead, prunes provide biologically active substances that support the complex process of bone building. I was inspired to 

Green beans and Julia Child

Green beans and Julia Child

Green beans are always high on my garden priority list. First, because they do well in my garden, and I’m always in favor of vegetables that aren’t problematic and fussy. Second, because fresh green beans from the garden taste great. Cooked just right, they’ve got 

5 tips for including more whole grains

5 tips for including more whole grains

“Eat More Whole Grains”. I can’t think of one public health organization that doesn’t put that phrase front and center in their diet guidelines. It’s not bad advice. Whole grains retain all the nutritional value of the grain, including the fiber. Nutrients like fiber, B