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10 Dumb Recipe Instructions

By: Daniel | Comments Off on 10 Dumb Recipe Instructions | | Category: General Information | Tags :

Cooking and baking should be an enjoyable experience, but many recipes do out of their way to may cooking hell. It is frustrating for home cooks to see a recipe on television, in a magazine, or in cookbook and only to discover that it doesn’t look or taste as appetizing ... more

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Soy and Breast Cancer

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Soy and Breast Cancer | | Category: Caveat Emptor, General Information, Health Benefits | Tags : , ,

Stir Fried Shrimp with Broccoli

Along with all the misinformation about diets there are websites and nutritionists that profit by research by taking statements and conclusions out of context for there own gain; publicity or monetarily. Published research conducted using mice and other animals has not always been a good indicator of how a food or substance ... more

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Do Carbs Cause Dementia?

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Do Carbs Cause Dementia? | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information, Marketing, Mediterranean Diet | Tags : , ,

Homemade Yeast Dinner Rolls

I am becoming more and more skeptical of reports, best selling books, diet plans, and dietary supplements that claim to be the magic bulletin to cure all. Carbohydrates, better known as carbs, are now responsible for a series of ills including dementia which has become as feared in the United ... more

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Eat More, Exercise Less, and Lose Weight

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Eat More, Exercise Less, and Lose Weight | | Category: Diet, Dieting, General Information, Marketing | Tags : , , ,

What person needing to lose 20, 40, 80, or more pounds  does’t want to hear they can eat more, exercise less, and still lose all the weight they want? It is dieting utopia. This bogus philosophy has been promoted for decades. Want to con someone into trying your diet product ... more

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Cost of Dining Out

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Cost of Dining Out | | Category: Caveat Emptor, Dining Out, General Information

For decades, Americans were told dining out is more cost effective than cooking at home. Than can the Great Recession of 2008. Americans hit hard by the recession realized it was cheaper cooking at home. So many stopped eating out that many restaurants went out of business or bankrupt. Even ... more

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Happy New Year 2015

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Happy New Year 2015 | | Category: Diet, Dieting, General Information

Another year has ended and a new year begins. 2014 was a year of many accomplishments: 34 cooking videos published Over 40 new recipes added 4 Italian Med Diet cookbooks published 700 Calorie Meals published Planned For 2015 2nd edition of Live Longer and Healthier Eating Foods You Love 50 ... more

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Not So Great Value

By: Daniel | Comments Off on Not So Great Value | | Category: Caveat Emptor, General Information

Store Brands and Savings Large corporations, like Walmart, spend tens to hundreds of millions of dollars advertising their low, low prices guaranteed to save you money. Store brand products are as common as national brands. Walmart has Great Value, Costco has Kirkland and Kirkland Signature, Kroger has multiple store brands. ... more

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15 Dieting Tips When Dining Out

By: Daniel | Comments Off on 15 Dieting Tips When Dining Out | | Category: Breakfast, Dining Out, Dinner, General Information, Lunch | Tags : , ,

Whether you dine out for pleasure, a special occasion, travel, or due to necessity you can eat healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and prevent weight gain. Many restaurants do not make it easy. Large portion sizes, like the meal pictured, are the norm making it easy to eat more calories than your ... more

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Boycott Fast Food Restaurants

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Fast Food Sausage Egg Biscuit

There is a growing movement to increase the minimum wage paid to workers in the fast food also known as quick serve industry. Not only are millions of people paid a wage that hasn’t kept up with inflation and the cost of living, they are usually part-time employees not eligible ... more

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What’s Up With Sodium?

By: Daniel | Comments Off on What’s Up With Sodium? | | Category: Diet, Dieting, Dining Out, General Information | Tags : ,

Salt on a wooden surface

Here we go again! For years we’ve been warned to limit sodium intake to 2,300 mg per day; about 1 teaspoon of table salt (2 teaspoons of kosher salt). Americans average around 4,000 mg per day. Now, three newly published reports state a high sodium diet is good and low sodium diets ... more

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