Food for Thought: Culinary experts offer food substitution tips, tricks
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429994/-1/blogs01Simple and healthy food substitutions can help your family shed some pounds this spring. Some substitutions are easy, for example, substituting brown rice or quinoa for white rice or adding barley in with brown rice to add another type of whole grain. Other substitutions are completely unexpected. To be inspired and jazz up any meal time, take cues from culinary experts. Chef Andrew Lyman, culinary director at The Art Institute of Austin, suggests, "It is not uncommon to [...]]]>Food for Thought: Prepping your meals for more nutrients
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419940/-1/blogs01Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels. "To boost the flavor and nutritional value in our meals, we are constantly on the lookout for the freshest foods. Our go-to ingredients are wholesome foods like fresh vegetables and lean proteins," says Registered Dietitians Lyssie [...]]]>Food for Thought: Easy entertaining tips for large groups
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409971/-1/blogs01The sun is shining, leaves are green and balmy temperatures have arrived - spring and summer months are the ideal time to entertain at home. Between holidays, graduation parties and warm weather festivities, there's always a reason to gather for a great meal and some fun. With a few organization tricks and cooking tips, even the largest families can come together to enjoy quality time with one another while sharing in food and fun. No one knows more about hosting large [...]]]>Food for Thought: What you need to know about gluten
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:34:11 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409999/-1/blogs01You've probably heard a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So what exactly is gluten? Is it something you should give up, too? Gluten is a protein that is most commonly found in wheat, barley and rye. It comes in several forms, like flour, and exists in many foods, including pizza, pasta, breads and baked goods. For those who have sensitivity to gluten, it can be [...]]]>Gift them with spices
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:48:08 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219871/-1/blogs01If you struggle finding just the right wedding present for friends and family who are getting married, you're not alone. You want a gift that is personal, unique and, above all else, something they will actually use. Many newlyweds need to build their kitchen supplies, plus with the foodie trend still going strong, you can't go wrong with food- and cooking-themed gifts. Instead of gifting a blender or new pots and pans, think outside the gift box and create a basket of [...]]]>Going 'local'
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:16:44 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140125/BLOGS/301259986/-1/blogs01"Local" — this term means that the food is grown (or raised) and harvested close to where it is sold, with 95 percent of U.S. farms family-owned. ]]>Game Day Hashbrown Chili Dip
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:18:33 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140123/BLOGS/301239978/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Game Day Hashbrown Chili Dip.]]>Play it safe for Super Bowl parties
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:22:42 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140121/BLOGS/301219983/-1/blogs01 When it comes time to host your big-game party, take heed: It's always four-down territory with food safety. Remember: Clean, separate, cook, chill.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:15:18 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140118/BLOGS/301189994/-1/blogs01Small substitutions are easy to do and make a noticeable difference. By replacing 1 cup of butter with 3/4 cup of olive oil, you will save approximately 430 calories and 48 grams of fat calories.]]>Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:17:46 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140115/BLOGS/301159972/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies.]]>Healthy family travels
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:17:40 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140114/BLOGS/301149977/-1/blogs01 Looking to take a road trip but dread hearing the infamous "Are we there yet?" or "Can we please, please stop for fast food?" questions? Never fear, registered dietitian, author and mother, Pamela Nisevich Bede, offers creative ways to keep your family (and you) satisfied and entertained while traveling.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:15:31 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140111/BLOGS/301119993/-1/blogs01 10 minutes: Cooking wine gives seafood simple, delicious flavor. Marinate shrimp and scallops in white with lemon cooking wine for simple yet savory flavor. Marinate fish fillets in sake cooking wine for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce the fishiness flavor.
]]>Creamy Marsala Spaghetti Sauce
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:19:32 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140109/BLOGS/301099942/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Creamy Marsala Spaghetti Sauce.
]]>Get more fiber
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:17:16 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140107/BLOGS/301079974/-1/blogs01 For many, the new year provides a reason to examine the changes we would like to make for a healthier life. Focusing on fiber intake is one important and easy modification to consider.]]>Sodium intake
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 11:20:31 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140104/BLOGS/301049985/-1/blogs01Multiple peer-reviewed studies published to date demonstrate that when sodium intakes fall below 3,400 mg/day (the amount the average American consumes) a rapid rise in plasma renin and aldosterone occurs and may result in insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, increased mortality from congestive heart failure and types 1 and 2 diabetes, more frequent cardiovascular events, cognition loss, stress, dehydration and overall increased [...]]]>Whole-Grain Toasted Berry Granola
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:17:27 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20140102/BLOGS/301029983/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Whole-Grain Toasted Berry Granola.]]>Indulge in skin-loving foods
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:16:31 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131231/BLOGS/312319987/-1/blogs01 Plunging temperatures call for more than just cozy sweaters, boots and coats — they can also challenge daily eating and wellness routines, which can negatively impact skin. A personal regimen that effectively combines diet (chock-full of fresh, in-season foods), exercise, skincare and wellness this winter can be a powerful tool in achieving a glowing, healthy-looking appearance.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:16:02 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131228/BLOGS/312289993/-1/blogs01Research has shown that fiber has a wide range of health benefits, but Americans struggle with getting their daily dose. The FDA recommends consuming 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day, but less than 3 percent of Americans actually do so.]]>Bechamel recipe
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:21:03 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131226/BLOGS/312269988/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for bechamel.]]>Get creative for New Year’s Eve dinners
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:17:20 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131224/BLOGS/312249985/-1/blogs01 This year, the homemakers at Wayfair.com are showing you how to ring in 2014 with five unforgettable New Year’s Eve party themes, whether you’re planning a big bash or an intimate get-together.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:15:55 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131221/BLOGS/312219989/-1/blogs01Barefoot Bubbly recently commissioned a survey to learn how Americans are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year. Though some will head out for a night on the town, more than half (54 percent) intend to skip long lines and high prices by celebrating at home.]]>Buttery Brussels sprouts
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:15:21 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131219/BLOGS/312199984/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for a buttery Brussels sprouts casserole.]]>Don’t peel it
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:17:29 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131217/BLOGS/312179984/-1/blogs01 When you remove the peel or skin from fruits and vegetables, you lose a lot of nutrition — it's a concentrated source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and potentially beneficial phytochemicals.
]]>Care in food
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:20:43 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131123/BLOGS/311239987/-1/blogs01A recent survey conducted by Pillsbury reveals that 89 percent of Americans say preparing homemade foods shows their loved ones how much they care.]]>Rolo Pretzel Delights
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:20:45 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131121/BLOGS/311219983/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Rolo Pretzel Delights.]]>Food for Thought: Picking the right supplements
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:21:12 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131119/BLOGS/311199980/-1/blogs01 Whole food supplements are all the rage right now, bringing superfoods to the forefront of the American diet.
]]>'Duck Dynasty' cookbook
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:20:37 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131116/BLOGS/311169990/-1/blogs01Review for "Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food — Bringing Our Home to Your Table."]]>Turkey Fajita Mini Pizzas
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:32:15 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131114/BLOGS/311149972/-1/blogs01An easy recipe for Turkey Fajita Mini Pizzas.]]>Saving time, food during the holidays
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:21:06 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131112/BLOGS/311129981/-1/blogs01The holidays are stressful enough without worrying about food. To make things go a little more smoothly during family entertaining, try these tips from Recyclebank.]]>Staygating with pizza
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 11:50:39 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131109/BLOGS/311099987/-1/blogs01Pizza is the top choice to serve at a staygating (tailgating at home) party, according to 37 percent of people who responded to the 2013 LG "Staygating" national survey.]]>Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:26:42 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131107/BLOGS/311079974/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad.]]>Use the whole hog’
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:26:28 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131105/BLOGS/311059981/-1/blogs01 The term "whole hog" is a philosophy among some chefs that you should use and celebrate the whole animal in cooking.]]>First Thanksgiving
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 11:20:08 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131102/BLOGS/311029989/-1/blogs01 When was the first Thanksgiving meal?
]]>Savory Turkey Brine
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:26:37 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131031/BLOGS/310319968/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for Savory Turkey Brine.]]>Soak up antioxidants
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:21:15 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131029/BLOGS/310299976/-1/blogs01 Antioxidants are a hot topic these days. According to the National Cancer Institute, antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals known as free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive and have the potential to cause damage to cells, including damage that may lead to cancer.
]]>Coffee addict? Join the club
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 11:20:12 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131026/BLOGS/310269992/-1/blogs01Can't start your day without a cup of coffee? You're not alone: 63 percent of adult Americans drink coffee every day, according to the 2012 National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends study.]]>Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:20:42 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131024/BLOGS/310249978/-1/blogs01Easy recipe for Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies.]]>Reduce food waste
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:20:23 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131022/BLOGS/310229991/-1/blogs01 With the holiday food season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about reducing our food waste.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:25:15 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131019/BLOGS/310199990/-1/blogs01Resist the urge to lift the lid of your slow cooker to stir or peek at your meal. Each time you remove the lid, enough heat escapes to lengthen cooking time by 20 to 30 minutes. ]]>Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:26:13 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131017/BLOGS/310179976/-1/blogs01A recipe for Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata.]]>A pro wrestler’s tips on going vegan
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:26:38 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131015/BLOGS/310159974/-1/blogs01 You wouldn’t know Austin Aries is a vegan by looking at him. One of the top stars of TNA Impact Wrestling, Aries has been a vegan for a year and a vegetarian for 12 years before that.
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:25:23 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131012/BLOGS/310129986/-1/blogs01 White button mushrooms are the most popular variety, representing 90 percent of mushrooms consumed in the United States.
]]>Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:25:55 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131010/BLOGS/310109983/-1/blogs01A Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup recipe.]]>Gourmet cupcakes at home
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:27:18 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131008/BLOGS/310089969/-1/blogs01 Everyone loves dessert, so mini treats — especially cupcakes — can be a great addition to a party or other celebration, such as a birthday or anniversary.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:25:21 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131005/BLOGS/310059987/-1/blogs01The percentage of Americans savoring dessert after dinner has increased 5 percent since 2009, and 78 percent of treats enjoyed after dinner include chocolates, according to a study by The Hartman Group on U.S. eating habits.]]>Gourmet Beef Pot Roast
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:25:39 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131003/BLOGS/310039980/-1/blogs01Gourmet Beef Pot Roast recipe.]]>Voting with our forks
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:25:40 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20131001/BLOGS/310019981/-1/blogs01 With a new school year underway, it’s important to reinforce healthy eating habits with children — and the rest of your family. Why not go natural?
]]>Coconut oil benefits
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:25:21 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130928/BLOGS/309289987/-1/blogs01It’s recommended to consume between one to three tablespoons of the superfood coconut oil a day. ]]>Grape and Red Cabbage Slaw
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:26:11 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130926/BLOGS/309269976/-1/blogs01Grape and Red Cabbage Slaw recipe.]]>Lights, camera, holiday party
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:27:12 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130924/BLOGS/309249973/-1/blogs01 With the holiday party season right around the corner, a growing camp of entertaining experts suggests approaching things a little less like Martha Stewart, and a little more like Steven Spielberg.]]>Sponge bacteria
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:10:22 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130921/BLOGS/309219990/-1/blogs01Replace kitchen sponges regularly and wash them thoroughly with soap after using.]]>Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:11:16 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130919/BLOGS/309199974/-1/blogs01Easy Recipe for Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip.]]>Share meals, stay connected
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:11:17 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130917/BLOGS/309179972/-1/blogs01 There's nothing quite like sharing a meal to keep you connected to friends and family.
]]>'Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2'
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:10:06 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130914/BLOGS/309149988/-1/blogs01A review of "Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2."]]>Frittata at home
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:11:06 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130912/BLOGS/309129972/-1/blogs01Chef Nate Appleman's fritatta recipe.]]>Party on at dinner
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:17:30 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130910/BLOGS/309109976/-1/blogs01There's nothing more chic than entertaining with ease and seamlessly bringing family and friends together over a great meal at a fashionable table. ]]>Power fruit
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 11:11:20 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130907/BLOGS/309079996/-1/blogs01Goji berries, recommended to be eaten daily, are a rich source of antioxidants and have a whopping amount of vitamin C — better than 500 times more than an orange. ]]>Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Peach Apricot Preserves
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:17:06 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130905/BLOGS/309059980/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Peach Apricot Preserves.]]>Eat healthy away from home
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:38:43 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130903/BLOGS/309039979/-1/blogs01 No matter what your eating habits are at home, you know that travel presents a new kind of challenge to sticking with healthy choices.]]>The China Study Cookbook
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 06:00:00 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130831/BLOGS/308319951/-1/blogs01"The China Study," with 850,000 copies sold, has been hailed as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published. It revealed that the traditional Western diet has led to our modern health crisis and the widespread growth of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. ]]>Tomatillo Salsa
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:00:23 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130829/BLOGS/308299907/-1/blogs01Tomatillo Salsa recipe.]]>Master meal planning
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:00:25 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130827/BLOGS/308279921/-1/blogs01 Meal planning sounds like a daunting task — you have no time to cook one good meal during the week, let alone plan out seven of them (or more if you’re counting for breakfast and lunch), so why bother?]]>Sugary sodas
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 06:00:20 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130824/BLOGS/308249966/-1/blogs01One can of regular soda, sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, packs about 150 calories, adding up to the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of table sugar, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.]]>Brown Rice Triscuit Sea Salt & Black Pepper Crumbled Snack Mix
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:00:41 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130822/BLOGS/308229883/-1/blogs01Recipe for Brown Rice Triscuit Sea Salt & Black Pepper Crumbled Snack Mix.]]>Upgrade lunchbox classics
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:00:30 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130820/BLOGS/308209916/-1/blogs01 Can kids enjoy their favorite lunchtime standbys and be healthier, too?
]]>Kids and protein
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 06:00:43 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130817/BLOGS/308179951/-1/blogs01Kids should eat about 20 grams of protein before heading off to school to help avoid hunger pangs during morning classes. ]]>Spinach and Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:00:03 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130815/BLOGS/308159881/-1/blogs01 Spinach and Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms recipe.]]>How to go Greek’
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 06:00:54 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130813/BLOGS/308139942/-1/blogs01 Twice the protein, half the carbs, 20 percent of your daily calcium requirement and probiotic cultures that help keep digestive tracts happy. What's not to love about Greek yogurt?]]>Baking for pets
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:00:11 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130810/BLOGS/308109966/-1/blogs01People are making time to bake treats for their pets, according to a Harris Interactive study.]]>Mint Chocolate Chimps recipe
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:00:17 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130808/BLOGS/308089937/-1/blogs01A recipe for Mint Chocolate Chimps.
]]>Start a fall garden
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 06:00:55 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130806/BLOGS/308069944/-1/blogs01Fall is a great time to get growing your own produce.]]>Food for Thought: Helping in the kitchen
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 06:00:32 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130803/BLOGS/308039976/-1/blogs01Nine out of 10 children help in meal preparation at least once per week, according to results of a new nationwide "Coaching Kids in the Kitchen" survey conducted for global home appliance brand LG Electronics.]]>Food for Thought: Chicken Avocado Quinoa Salad
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 06:00:19 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130801/BLOGS/308019925/-1/blogs01A Chicken Avocado Quinoa Salad recipe.]]>Food for Thought: Savor summer flavors
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130730/BLOGS/307309916/-1/blogs01 Follow these tips to make your summer healthier and more flavorful.]]>Food for Thought: Spending more time with family
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:00:06 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130727/BLOGS/307279922/-1/blogs01Facing busy calendars and over-scheduled summers, Americans are dedicating, on average, only 40 minutes a week for family time, according to a research study from the NYU Child Study Center.]]>Food for Thought: Chef Ridsdale's Homemade Cat Treats
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 06:00:33 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130725/BLOGS/307259926/-1/blogs01 Chef Ridsdale's Homemade Cat Treats recipe.]]>Food for Thought: Lose your sweet tooth
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:00:24 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130723/BLOGS/307239933/-1/blogs01 Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy.
]]>Food for Thought: The right temps to store food
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000http://www.ncnewspress.com/article/20130720/BLOGS/307209936/-1/blogs01Food needs to be stored at 40 F or colder to reduce the risk of pathogen growth, so limit the number of times you open the cooler.]]>