The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be getting ready to shift its dietary guidelines.

The USDA updates the guidelines every five years. In preparation for issuing new guidelines later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines...

Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as an appetizer.


1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped (or any kind of greens)
1 head of red leaf lettuce, chopped (or any kind of greens)
Handful of...

Making your own nutrition bars at home costs less than store-bought bars. It also lets you personalize your bars with ingredients that you love and that give you the most energy. Try this simple recipe that combines equal parts nuts and fruit...

Makes 4 servings


3 bunches of greens (try rainbow chard, kale, collards, or mustard greens, or a combination), trimmed, rinsed, and dried
3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
3 tablespoons...

Quality ingredients will make a difference in this homemade hot chocolate. Try raw cacao powder, which comes from cold-pressing cocoa beans, or an organic...

Serves 4-6


4 medium sweet potatoes, cut into large chunks
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 (10-ounce) packages of brown button mushrooms, wiped clean with a damp paper...

It’s dinnertime. You’ve chopped the onions, turned on the stove, and you need to add some oil to the pan.

But which one to use?

The ...

“I’ve got a gut feeling about this.”

“The thought makes me nauseous.”

“I’ve got butterflies in my stomach.”

These common phrases intuitively express what science now recognizes: there is a...

These three recipes are made separately and assembled just before serving. When you're ready to eat, cut the cake, top with fruit compote, and drizzle with cream. Ground cherries are available in late summer and fall at specialty markets and...

Serves 4 to 6


2 large fresh beets, peeled and chopped
One 22-ounce can or jar of tomato sauce
2-to-3 cups of water, depending on desired consistency
Salt and freshly ground black...


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