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Top 10 Thai Dishes You Just Have to Eat

Thai cuisine is one of the most renowned in the world. It is well known for the diversity of ingredients, outstanding spiciness and ample medicinal properties.

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Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Simplicity and intense flavor characterize this wonderful recipe. Featuring whole-grain pasta combined with sun-dried tomatoes and crunchy pine nuts, it’s an unexpected and welcome change from the usual spaghetti with red sauce.

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Apricot Pecan Cereal Bars

With autumn in the air and back to school thoughts on the minds of many families, Apricot Pecan Cereal Bars make a perfect addition to lunchboxes and briefcases alike.

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Vegetarian Fried Rice

This vegetarian-inspired dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Satisfying and easy to prepare, it contains a wide variety of vegetables full of nutrients. Our take on “fried” rice uses a minimum amount of oil and a whole-grain rice variety for extra fiber.

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Pack In the Flavor with Pesto

The spectacular coastline of Italy is home to many of the country’s most luxurious seaside resorts. It also lays claim to some disarmingly desolate stretches of coast where lush forests of lemon trees, herbs, pines and almonds create fragrant breezes. It is here that pesto was born – a classic combination of basil, nuts, olive oil and garlic.

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Peppers, Peppers Everywhere, Both Sweet and Hot

Looking at how often Americans use fresh peppers, you also see how our food tastes have evolved over the past 25 to 30 years. The increased popularity of this vegetable (botanically, a fruit), in its many varieties, shows how strong culinary influences from immigrant populations, our own travels, and the work of influential food writers have spread to the mainstream and influenced what supermarkets carry.

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Apples Are Back On The Table

Apples are ready to take over from the fruits of summer. And they will be welcome. Includes recipe for Apple and Pork Stir-fry with Ginger.

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Celebrate Spring With Lamb Pilaf

In many cuisines, lamb is a traditional way to welcome spring. Middle Eastern cooking in particular is partial to lamb in many forms. It is a common ingredient in the rice pilafs that originated in that part of the world more than 700 years ago.

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Panini: Sandwiches With Italian Flair

Some food fads seem to come straight from appliance makers determined to clutter up our kitchen counters. Currently, the hot new gadget is the sandwich grill or panini press. Similar to the waffle iron, some versions produce a crisp, thin-toasted sandwich that can be addictive.

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Speedy Semi-Homemade Baked Beans

New England clambakes are romanticized, and fiddlehead ferns show up in a growing number of supermarkets each spring, but most cooks prefer to serve baked beans from a can than to even consider making them from scratch.

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Tea for a Healthy Prostate?

New research suggests that green tea may help prevent the spread of prostate cancer. Find out about what the new research could mean for the prostate in your life.

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Eat Something Green for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a good excuse for the wearing of the green on your dinner plate. The color that represents Ireland, the shamrock and spring is also the color that represents good health.

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Updating a Favorite American Sandwich

Thanks to the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the English get credit for inventing this now international favorite. We must also thank our British forefathers for bringing sandwiches to the Colonies, where we proceeded to perfect this efficient and handy creation.

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16 Tips to Prevent Passport Problems

Carelessness is the number one reason for a passport application being rejected or delayed or for a passport being lost, stolen, or damaged. Here are practical tips you can follow to acquire your passport, keep it in your possession, and preserve it in good condition.

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Defining the Success of Low-Carb Diets

For awhile it was a battle without good research on either side: proponents of low-carbohydrate diets claimed they achieved better weight loss than with any other plan, while many health experts kept insisting that calories – not carbs – matter for weight loss. Now we have some good studies on the effectiveness of low-carb diets.

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Frosty, Fruity Iced Tea

In the U.S. these days, tea consumption is second only to that of water and iced tea accounts for about 80 percent of our total consumption. Find out more and try this recipe for Frosty Fruit Freeze.

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Apples Give A Healthy Start To A New Year

The Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – features apples and honey rather than champagne and fireworks. Like most New Year’s celebrations, it is a joyous occasion, but just a bit more solemn.

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