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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Vietnamese-Style Chicken Soup for Colds and Flu


Chicken soup is a traditional remedy for colds and flu. While scientists may not be able to identify the exact compounds responsible, studies do show that chicken soup has a measurable effect on the immune system. One study found that chicken soup changed the activity of white blood cells in the body and other research showed that it increased the movement of mucus in nasal passages.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Moroccan Tagine with Lamb, Chicken, and Vegetables


This is the kind of food I want to eat when it's cold outside: hearty, healthy, and delicious. Now that a polar vortex has descended on New York, I'm staying warm by staying inside, so it's a perfect time to make this dish. It takes some time to put together a tagine but it's not difficult and the finished meal is always worth the effort. The mouth-watering aromas released as it cooks low and slow only build anticipation.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Unique Valentine Treat: Chipotle Lime Chocolates


Looking for a unique Valentine's Day treat? These chipotle lime chocolates have a raw truffle center made with cacao nibs and tender hemp hearts, so they're rich in antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory fats. The smoky heat from the chili pepper and bright citrus notes from the lime are subtle, exotic, and unforgettable. Make them as spicy as you dare.