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Deep Frying Tip
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To avoid greasy fried foods, make sure your oil is at the correct temperature before adding the food. The best way to check this is with an instant read thermometer. Make sure you use the type that reads up to the 500-degree range. The thermometers used to check steaks and roasts usually only go to
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Add These Foods to Your Heart Healthy Diet!

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Adopting prudent lifestyle habits and eating a healthy diet are the best ways to achieve optimal health. You can help minimize risks of heart disease and promote a strong cardiovascular system by adding these anti-inflammatory foods to your diet: Nuts, especially almonds, walnuts, cashews and macadamias contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Eat a moderate portion every
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15 Foods that are High in Potassium

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1. Sweet Potatoes Surprise—sweet potatoes, not bananas, rank highest on the list of foods that are high in potassium. One sweet potato packs a whopping 694 mg of potassium and only 131 calories, plus loads of fiber, beta-carotene, and energizing carbs. Baked, fried, grilled, mashed, or stuffed, sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest and
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7 Times That Food Really is the Answer

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Stuffing your face can be bad, but here are seven instances in which it actually helps. You know that stuffing your face can often lead to a vicious cycle of overeating, weight gain, and guilt, so in most cases it does more harm than good. But in certain situations, noshing can actually help. When life
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7 Steps to Cook Butternut Squash

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Cut and peel winter squash for easy cooking 1. Butternut squash is one of the sweetest of the winter squashes, and it’s the easiest to peel and prepare for cooking. Other winter squashes, such as acorn and Hubbard, have a tougher skin; they’re best cut into pieces and baked with the skin on. 2. To
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7 Basic Cooking Methods

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Poach To poach food, it should be completely submerged in liquid that is between 160° and 180°. The food item remains in the liquid until fully cooked through and tender. Simmer When simmering food, it is usually cooked with a liquid in a pot on the stovetop. It is done over low heat and tiny
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6 Reasons Butter Can Be Healthy

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1. Fat Soluble Vitamins Butter is a source of vitamins A, D, K and E. It’s an especially rich source of Vitamin A in the form that is easiest for our bodies to use. 2. Helps Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals from Vegetables When butter is used in cooking with vegetables, it helps our bodies
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Crème Fraîche

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2 cups heavy cream 1/4-cup buttermilk or sour cream Combine cream and buttermilk in a sterile jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake to combine and let stand at room temperature until thickened, 24-48 hours. Shake gently, then chill until ready to use (it will continue to thicken as it chills). Crème fraîche keeps in the
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