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Foods for Success: What Should You Eat Before The Interview?

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 9, 2012

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When I was looking for apprenticeships following culinary school, I remember being frustrated by the ups-and-downs of the job market, being devastated by a rejection then instantly rejuvinated by a new lead. Anyone who has ever been on the job search has experienced this roller coaster, and also knows that if they are fortunate enough to get an interview, everything has to be perfect. While people go about this in different ways, perfecting their resumes, religiously rehearsing their answers to typical interview questions, choosing their outfits days in advance, too often they overlook the importance of the right food in the interview process. Read More

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Select Seafood!

By Carla F. Williams | October 8, 2012

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Photo courtesy dbrekke | Flickr

October is National Seafood Month, the time that we honor eating from the sea. American fish harvesting hit a record 17-year high last year. Despite a larger catch, the wide range of delicious varieties to choose from, and the messages on seafood’s role in supporting our health, we still aren’t making seafood our protein of choice as frequently as we should. A recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed that the average American ate the equivalent of about 15 pounds of uncooked fish and shellfish in 2011. That translates to dining on just a little over 4.5 ounces of seafood or one lonely seafood meal per week—half of what the experts at the USDA and the American Heart Association recommend. A true seafood lover, I had to find out why seafood isn’t on our plates more frequently. Read More

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The Olympian’s Plate

By Carla F. Williams | August 2, 2012

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Photo: jcoterhals

My culinary curiosity kicked in the other night as I watched the hyper-competitive swimmers jettison through the water with the grace of dolphin-sharks. How do these uber athletes fuel their bodies to be able to consistently sustain this level of physical output? Might there actually be such a thing as a Breakfast of Champions? I did some digging and just as I suspected, there is no magic meal that can turn us mere mortals into athletic forces to contend with. My peek behind the curtain did turn up some interesting info that makes the Games that much more interesting. Who knows, it might possibly help you improve your own athletic prowess a bit. Read More

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A Few Healthy Alternative Proteins

By admin | November 22, 2011

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Photo: coral_abi

By: Michele Wolfson

Recently we’ve been featuring tips and recipes on how to go vegan because of National Vegan Month. But for those of you who aren’t quite sold on giving up meat just yet, there are still dozens of choices you can make to still live a healthier life. The first one includes choosing healthier proteins.

There is no denying that a porterhouse steak provides a large source of protein-38 grams worth. But it also delivers 44 grams of fat, 16 of them saturated. That’s almost three-fourths of the recommended daily intake for saturated fat. Salmon is also packed with protein and contains 18 grams of fat and 4 grams of saturated fat, but from an environmental and health perspective- it’s better to eat smaller fish as a source of protein. Read More

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How to Cook Dried Beans

By mahir | May 19, 2011

Photo: Tamara Burross on flickr

Photo: Tamara Burross on flickr

Along with the cost of fuel skyrocketing, food prices are also rising. Cutting corners and saving money is becoming a necessity and there are several ways to go about doing it. You can start out by buying dried beans instead of canned beans as you’ll get more for your money. They’ll also be healthier as they are preservative free and have no processed chemicals or sodium.  Read More

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Leftovers: Plan Ahead for Easy, Money-Saving Meals

By mahir | May 17, 2011

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Second-Day Meals of Leftovers

I’ve covered a lot of topics suggesting how to make the most of your leftovers. You can fold them into healthy salads, make great tasting tacos or sandwiches, and turn stale bread into a wealth of recipes.

While it’s great to make the most of unexpected dinner remains, sometimes, you need to prepare to even have leftovers to begin with. A great way to make sure you’re saving money and have enough food is to cook a bunch of different things at the beginning of the week. Here’s some ideas to get you started on Sunday so that you’re set for the rest of the week.  Read More

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