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Did you know that people who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases? Grains provide many nutrients vital for health and it is recommended that at least half of all the grains eaten be whole grains.

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Cookbook author Shannon Stronger invites you into her homestead kitchen in Traditional Meals for the Frugal Family: Delicious, Nourishing Recipes for Less (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.).

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With unfussy ingredients and simple approaches, Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week (2020, Claire Tansey) is organized in a way that lets you tackle that pressing daily question in whatever way your day, your mood and your family demands.

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When the days begin to get that crisp feel, I start to think of some of my favorite foods. From soup to chili to apples and pork roast, I can’t believe what a change it makes to my favorite dishes. The flavor of spices and the pungent smells in the kitchen literally make my mouth water. 

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Little Bits of Real Food founder Kelsey Preciado makes cooking lasting low-carb and high-protein dishes the easiest it’s ever been with Unbelievabowl Paleo: 60 Wholesome One-Dish Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Dairy- and Gluten-Free (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.). She combines real foods …

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Charlotte Smythe’s cookbook, One-Pot Keto Cooking: 75 Delicious Low-Carb Meals for the Busy Cook (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.), shows how to cut back on the clutter with high-fat, low-carb meals that can be whipped up in just one pot or pan.

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Skillet Chipotle Beef Chili Bowls with Lime-Cilantro Crema

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From the time I was a little girl, my mom would say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If ttrue, we should all be consuming lots of apples during this pandemic. Apples are a favorite fruit, are accessible, appealing and come in so many varieties.      

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Get nutritious Paleo meals on the table faster and easier with help from Jennifer Bumb’s The Paleo Sheet Pan Cookbook: 60 No-Fuss Recipes with Maximum Flavor and Minimal Cleanup (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.). Choose from a diverse array of hands-off choices, from breakfasts to main meal…

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It might be the last thing on your morning to-do list, or worse, it might not be on your list at all. But a healthy breakfast refuels your body, jump-starts your day and may even benefit your overall health. Don’t skip this important meal. Benefits of eating a healthy breakfast include: more…

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In this virulent climate of serious strains of illness and immune system compromises, gut health and balancing the microbiome are more important than ever. Mee McCormick nails these issues in her new book My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure (2020, www.hcibooks.com) as an expert wit…

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Summer just isn’t summer unless you can have good ole sweet corn.  As I visit the Farmers Market and other local farm sites as well as the grocery, you see the best of the sweet corn season. It is a delicacy of the South and a favorite on most tables all year long. 

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Kick the flavor up a notch by making award-winning sauces in your own backyard with Award-Winning BBQ Sauces and How to Use Them: The Secret Ingredient to Next-Level Smoking (2020, Page Street Publishing).

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Ed Randolph highlights many grilled dishes in his cookbook, Showstopping BBQ with Your Traeger Grill: Standout Recipes for Your Wood Pellet Cooker from an Award-Winning Pitmaster (2020, Page Street Publishing).

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Oh, how wonderful fresh homegrown strawberries are! So juicy, sweet and just perfect. With it being peak strawberry season, I have gotten some questions on how to properly freeze strawberries.

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For a quick and easy, salty-sweet whipped cream, we added malted milk powder to lightly sweetened whipped cream. The result was a light and airy dessert topping that came together in just a few minutes.

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Valerie Azinge’s cookbook, 30-Minute Low Carb Dinners: 75 Easy-to-Prepare Meals that are Healthy, Delicious and Fast (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.) aims to help readers create food that meets different dietary needs. 

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June is Dairy Month. Dairy products are nutrient powerhouses. They are full of vitamins and minerals and help build strong bones and healthy muscles, and that is not all.

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Weeknight cooking is a breeze with Megan Marlowe’s cookbook, One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess (202, Page Street Publishing Co.). 

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From burgers to tacos to chili, Americans love their ground beef. Protein in beef is a complete protein, so it supplies all the essential amino acids the body needs to build, maintain and repair tissues. It’s also a good source of iron, zinc and B vitamins, which are important for building m…

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Amanda Torres’ Fast and Flavorful Paleo Cooking: 80+ Easy, Delicious Recipes for the Weeknight Chef (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.) focuses on what paleo should be — a variety of colorful vegetables and fresh meats. No finicky or extravagant “paleo-ified” replacement meals, no hard-to-fin…

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Jennifer Bigler’s 101 Incredible Gluten-Free Recipes (2020, Page Street Publishing Co.) is a collection of tasty gluten- and dairy-free recipes your family will quickly fall in love with.

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Garlic is believed to be a native of central Asia, South Asia or southwestern Siberia. There is some debate about the origin of this herb. It is one of the world’s oldest cultivated crops.

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It seems that every time you are required to stay indoors like a snowstorm or a virus, we begin to think of all the things we need to have at home to make it. And many times that is food.

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We all know what salt is, but what do you know about salt? For starters, salt is a natural compound made up of two elements — sodium and chloride — and for centuries has been used to cure and preserve food. It is found both in mineral deposits and oceans all over the world.

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