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3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

In my opinion, the main reason to cook a full blown roast turkey dinner is the leftovers. On many occasions, after I spent Thanksgiving at someone else’s home, I cook my own turkey the next day, for the leftovers. Also for the fabulous aroma of 

Coconut oil in the kitchen

Coconut oil in the kitchen

A few weeks ago, I needed to make a birthday cake. Chocolate? I was strangely not craving chocolate. How about something different? Coconut! The recipe I found used canned coconut milk, but when I opened the can, all the fat had separated and risen to 

3 Good Reasons for Brown Rice (and a recipe)

3 Good Reasons for Brown Rice (and a recipe)

Brown rice isn’t always on my radar screen, mainly because I only like short grain brown rice. I know, fussy, fussy. But the run-of-the-mill long grain version, widely available in grocery stores, just isn’t that compelling. Short grain brown rice is harder to find, but 

Modern life vs. iodine intake

Modern life vs. iodine intake

Anyone of a certain advanced age remembers iodine as the common medicine cabinet treatment for cuts and scrapes. Tincture of iodine is an effective topical antiseptic for wounds. It can sting at first, and may stain the skin or clothes. Iodine, from food, is a 

Pear season

Pear season

What seasonal foods come to mind if I say “autumn”? Apples? Pumpkin? Cranberries? Butternut squash? How about pears? Pears don’t always get as much attention as apples. I can speculate on the reasons: Despite all these issues, ripe pears are worth the effort. They have 

Fat phobia is so 20th Century

Fat phobia is so 20th Century

Fat is my friend. Food fat that is. Fat adds flavor and texture and satisfaction to your food. Fat in your meals can increase satiety and moderate appetite. Despite these positive attributes, public health “experts” spent the past few decades spreading fat phobia, because certain