Gut microbiome could make weight loss easier says study

U.S. 09/20/21, 19:28

Bacteria that helps digest food and absorb nutrients could be the key to decrease body weight. Seattle's Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) has discovered gut microbiomes in the intestines that influence weight loss. Researchers studied microbiomes from 105 people who were trying to lose weight. Half of respondents did not shed any ...

Eau Claire County agency prepares meals at ex-nursing home

Nutrition 03/23/19, 00:06

Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.Meals might include potatoes peeled by hand, homemade bread and desserts made from scratch."The comments on our ...

The key to making your raw kale tender is a little massage

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:50

We love the earthy flavor of uncooked kale, but the texture of raw kale can be a little tough.Many recipes call for tossing it with dressing and letting it tenderize in the fridge overnight. This method didn't deliver the tender leaves we were after, and the long sitting time wasn't ...

Pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:49

We wanted to pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro.To start, we used the pasta method (an abundance of water) to boil our farro, which ensured the grains cooked evenly and required only half an hour.We then moved on to the mushrooms, sauteing them with shallot and thyme until ...

Try a classic French soup celebrating seasonal vegetables

Nutrition 01/28/19, 10:26

Highlighting the fresh flavors of Provencal cuisine, soupe au pistou is a classic French soup composed of seasonal vegetables, creamy white beans and fragrant herbs.Celebrating colorful, early-summer produce, this soup needed to be chock-full of vegetables and simple to prepare. Leeks, green beans, and zucchini all made the cut; we ...

Can you make a flaky and crisp deep-dish pizza at home? Sure

Nutrition 01/22/19, 09:16

If you're from the Northeast, or if you haven't been to Chicago, you may dismiss deep-dish pizza out of regional pride. That would be a mistake.Real Chicago-style pizza is certainly thick, but its texture and flavor are something special: Instead of being bread-like, the crust offers the contrast of a ...

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Nutrition 01/01/19, 05:52

Two major studies last year offered some insight into the role carbs play in making us fat, but unfortunately they don't settle the question of how best to lose weight in 2019.There is fierce debate on the best way to diet, and new fads emerge every year. But there are ...

Pretty holiday cookies that don’t taste like cardboard

Nutrition 12/10/18, 11:47

Making holiday cookies_the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety_is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.We wanted a simple recipe that would produce cookies sturdy enough to decorate yet tender enough to be worth ...

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Nutrition 11/21/18, 15:19

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don't worry about your turkey.With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what's safe to eat can be hard to keep straight. Here's what you should know before you sit down for dinner.WHAT LETTUCE OUTBREAK?On Tuesday, U.S. health officials issued an ...

Cooking and glazing a moist and cured ham? It’s in the bag

Nutrition 11/08/18, 05:48

Heating and glazing a cured ham seems effortless, but many recipes yield leathery meat in an overly sweet glaze. We wanted to guarantee moist meat in a nuanced glaze. Bone-in hams, labeled “with natural juices,” have the best flavor and spiral-sliced ones make carving a cinch, but too much time in ...

Gum, bottled water, pizza bagels want to be called ‘healthy’

Nutrition 10/30/18, 10:01

Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling debate about eating habits ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Roasted Squash with Salsa Verde

Nutrition 10/29/18, 10:54

Most of the time, I end up putting my energy into the main course. You, too, right? The side dishes then have a tiered level of time and effort afforded to each of them, often ending with something exciting like "rice."But sometimes it just makes sense to flip that paradigm ...