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5 Chef Tips for Making Meal Planning Easy

1. Declutter your kitchen Most people keep gadgets, tools, and pans they never use in their kitchen. For efficient meal planning, you need an efficient kitchen. If your drawers are filled with 1960’s artifacts you’ve never used, there is a good chance you don’t need those items. Take everything out of your kitchen you have not used in a…

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How to Download and Save Your ZipList Recipes

You may be one of the millions of people that have saved your favorite online recipes in the ZipList universal recipe box. In many instances, people have spent months or even years searching for and collecting recipes that they love. Ziplist is closing and will not provide recipe support after December 10th, 2014. What now?…

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The Gluten-Free Family

Feeding a family can be a daunting task. Meal planning for a family member with special dietary needs such as gluten intolerance only makes the job more difficult. Here are some tips on building a great-tasting, gluten-free meal plan. Gluten-Free Foods Already on Your Menu Eating gluten-free doesn’t always mean giving up your favorite dishes.…

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3 More Reasons to Eat Foods Rich in Folate

Folate is one of the B vitamins, which can be naturally sourced from green leafy vegetables, pulses, berries, citrus fruits and whole grains, but can also be obtained from foods fortified with folic acid such as bread and breakfast cereals. This B vitamin plays an important role in cell division, which is why an adequate…

How Do Cooking Methods Impact on Health?

You can take one item of food and cook using different methods but the end result and the health implications will not necessarily be the same for each cooking method. Why is this? Well, the process of cooking food, including the oils and other substances we use to cook, have a significant influence on nutritional…