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Ramen made at home is filling, rich, totally satisfying

Ramen made at home is filling, rich, totally satisfying

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
It was the last meal in Tokyo, after many delicious days in Japan, with each meal trumping the last. A final taste of the island was all we craved, in the form of a simple bowl of ramen, the classic Japanese dish.
 

Food processor turns falafel into easy weeknight meal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Falafel is one of those easy weeknight meals I rarely think to make, but when I do I feel like a dolt for not doing it more often.
 
Dressing up spring asparagus with an easy brown butter sauce

Dressing up spring asparagus with an easy brown butter sauce

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Remember the days when you knew spring was coming by the arrival of asparagus at the grocer? These days, fresh asparagus is available almost all year. But still, my heart leaps with joy the first moment I see asparagus for less than $3 a pound. Then it is officially spring!
 
10th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week was biggest yet
SCHENECTADY COUNTY

10th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week was biggest yet

Monday, March 9, 2015
The 10th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week was the biggest Schenectady Restaurant Week to date.
 
Overnight oat pudding dish is a hands-off, healthful breakfast

Overnight oat pudding dish is a hands-off, healthful breakfast

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The trick to making a nutritious breakfast a daily habit is never being more than 60 seconds away from something healthy. Because in the morning rush, it’s too easy to grab something unhealthy.
 

Versatile oats are the building blocks of tasty breakfasts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Granola packs good-for-you grains, nuts and fruit into a wholesome treat.
 

Chewy granola bars make handy snacks for long or short drives

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Driving seemed revelatory, then routine, then reviled. I still see the appeal of sad song, full tank and far horizon.
 
Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push
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Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? A new campaign plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables.
 
Beans, grains make great dinner bowls for Lent or any time

Beans, grains make great dinner bowls for Lent or any time

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Whole grains, rices, lentils and dry beans, relatively inexpensive building blocks, generate dozens of highly nutritious opportunities full of lean protein and fiber. What’s more, they can serve as a meatless meal, especially during Lent.
 
Belgian endive full of flavor

Belgian endive full of flavor

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Each Belgian endive has only 15 calories, but packs tons of fiber, vitamin C and calcium. And for something that sounds so exotically European, it’s downright inexpensive.
 
Casseroles regain favor as healthful ingredients offer many new tastes

Casseroles regain favor as healthful ingredients offer many new tastes

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Step away from the sous-vide machine and microwave. It’s time to embrace the casserole, that oven-baked creation, and give it the respect it deserves.
 
Chocolate clusters a delicious Valentine's Day treat

Chocolate clusters a delicious Valentine's Day treat

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Sometimes it takes just a few simple ingredients to win my heart. That’s what fellow Southerner Ben Mims recently did. And he did it with candy.
 
Sesame coating adds nutrients to pork chops

Sesame coating adds nutrients to pork chops

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you’re most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to man.
 
Looking to make a healthy change? Fill up on broccoli

Looking to make a healthy change? Fill up on broccoli

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Anyone else suffering the broccoli blues?
 
At work? Slow cooker has dinner covered

At work? Slow cooker has dinner covered

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
The office worker drags out the slow cooker and demands compliance. Her employees — beans, onion, celery, carrot and lamb — will prep early and put in a full day of slow braise.
 
 

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