Ask Karen: How long will cooked food stay safe in the refrigerator?

Ask Karen: How long will cooked food stay safe in the refrigerator?

USDA recommends using cooked leftovers within 3 to 4 days.   Refrigeration slows but does not stop bacterial growth. There are two completely different families of bacteria: pathogenic bacteria, the kind that cause foodborne illness, and spoilage bacteria, the kind of bacteria that cause foods to deteriorate and develop unpleasant odors, tastes, and textures.   […]

By July 7, 2015 Read More →
Celebrate Summer With Mango Salsa …….

Celebrate Summer With Mango Salsa …….

(NAPSI)—Get your summer off to a healthy and delicious start with the ultimate summer snack—Mango Salsa! Mango’s bright flavor and natural sweetness make it the perfect foundation for a versatile fruit salsa that can be paired with other summertime favorites or enjoyed solo as a refreshing snack.   by Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC […]

By July 4, 2015 Read More →
Food Safety: Grocery Shopping ……..

Food Safety: Grocery Shopping ……..

Whether it’s just a 10-minute run to the store or it’s time to stock up for the week, grocery shopping can be a routine chore or an exciting activity. Some shoppers plan their meals for the week and check items off a list, while others frantically push their carts up and down the aisles looking for […]

By June 20, 2015 Read More →
Keep It Clean: Washing Fruits and Vegetables …….

Keep It Clean: Washing Fruits and Vegetables …….

  While fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet, they can become contaminated from manure, water, and animals or insects. If the leafy greens and juicy fruits are not cleaned properly, then foodborne illnesses can spread.   Use the following tips as a guide to washing specific produce groups.   Rinse and Rub […]

By June 13, 2015 Read More →
Grilling With Almond Wood: Flavorful And Sustainable ………

Grilling With Almond Wood: Flavorful And Sustainable ………

(NAPSI)—When it comes to grilling food, where there’s smoke, there’s flavor—usually a very specific flavor depending on the type of wood that’s being burned. That’s the word from a number of restaurants, many of which have been stepping up their game by introducing beef lovers to the various flavor profiles offered by different types of […]

By June 12, 2015 Read More →
Food Safety: Grilling …….

Food Safety: Grilling …….

Posted by jmidelis  Information provided by IFAS Solutions     Grilling adds a fun element to picnics and summer evenings. Follow these steps to make sure the meat foods you serve are safe to eat. Preparing Shopping At the grocery store, pick up meat and poultry last. To prevent cross-contamination, separate these items from other […]

By June 6, 2015 Read More →
Five Tips For Incredible Outdoor Cooking …….

Five Tips For Incredible Outdoor Cooking …….

(NAPSI)—You can step up your grilling game this summer with some insider tips and tricks from Chef Kevin Gillespie, BBQ expert, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and fan favorite from Bravo’s “Top Chef.” From temperature tips to unexpected ingredients such as hard cider, Kevin has some great tricks to make your grilling easier and even more […]

By June 3, 2015 Read More →
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Fudge: Fun And Fancy …….

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Fudge: Fun And Fancy …….

(NAPSI)—Here’s sweet news: This delicious dessert can be easy to make and elegant to serve. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Fudge 20 maraschino cherries with stems 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips* 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or bittersweet chocolate chips)* 2 large eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons flour* ½ teaspoon baking […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →
Expert Advice on Enticing Kids to Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables …….

Expert Advice on Enticing Kids to Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables …….

(NAPSI)—As many parents know, kids can be picky eaters. And according to a recent study, moms are concerned that their kids aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables. “We found that moms understand the health benefits of fruits and vegetables but struggle to get their family to eat them,” said Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D., RD, president and […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →

How Proper Nutrition May Help Vision Problems ……

(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Just as specific foods and nutritional supplements have value in treating specific diseases, some can also encourage eye health.    by Robert Abel, Jr., M.D.   Eating right can help you save your own sight. Here are some suggestions: Ten Foods for Sight 1. Cold water fish (sardines, cod, mackerel, tuna) […]

By May 14, 2015 Read More →
Fuel Your Day With Fresh Pear Smoothies ……

Fuel Your Day With Fresh Pear Smoothies ……

(NAPSI)—Shake up your smoothie routine and add fresh pears to the blender to boost your breakfast or snack. Pears are packed with fiber, making them a sweet and satisfying smoothie ingredient. By pairing pears with other whole-food ingredients, you can fuel your day with fiber and protein. Pears blend well with a variety of smoothie […]

Barley Jambalaya ……….

Barley Jambalaya ……….

Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Makes: 6 Servings Ingredients 1 cup instant pearl barley 4 cups water 2 whole bay leaves 3 medium onions 2 medium celery stalks 1 medium green, red, yellow, or orange bell pepper 2 medium cloves garlic 1 tablespoon canola oil 4 ounces ground turkey 2 (14.5-oz) cans […]

By April 15, 2015 Read More →
FOOD: Fresh Yogurt Cheese (Labneh) …..

FOOD: Fresh Yogurt Cheese (Labneh) …..

Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Labneh is a fresh yogurt cheese popular in the Middle East. It’s great spread on a bagel as a guilt-free swap for cream cheese. Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups (32 balls) (serving size: 4 cheese balls) Recipe from More from Health Nutritional Information Calories 106 Fat 5.7 g […]

By March 26, 2015 Read More →
FOOD: Apple Corn Chili …….

FOOD: Apple Corn Chili …….

Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture  Prep time: 45 minutes Makes: 4 Servings This quick-fixing chili, with a base of sautéed, pureed red apples and yellow corn, is so thick and flavorful that you’d never know it’s low in fat and sodium. We feature it with chicken, but it can be made vegetarian by omitting […]

By March 19, 2015 Read More →
FOOD: Indian Vegetable Stew ………

FOOD: Indian Vegetable Stew ………

From ‘The Eating Well’ Diabetes Cookbook 2005. Sweet sautéed onions and a rich mixture of spices create a complex, flavorful base for this extraordinary vegetarian stew. READER’S COMMENT: “We enjoyed this stew; however, I expect it to be better the next day after the flavors develop. I did have to add additional salt, This may have […]

By March 12, 2015 Read More →
EAT HEALTHY, LIVE HEALTHY: Top 10 Pantry Essentials for Fast, Healthful Cooking ………

EAT HEALTHY, LIVE HEALTHY: Top 10 Pantry Essentials for Fast, Healthful Cooking ………

(NAPSI)—Stock your kitchen with these basic building blocks for a wide variety of good-for-you recipes that are quick and easy to create. “Keeping healthy foods on hand is one of the easiest ways to get started with a healthy eating plan,” said registered dietitian Sarah-Jane Bedwell, author of “Schedule Me Skinny.” 1. Canola Oil—This kitchen […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →