French Lentils

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The U.N. has named 2016 the International Year of Pulses like lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas. The initiative is celebrating the fact that beans are an eminently sustainable protein source: hardy, nourishing, energy-efficient, and even altruistic, as they can be successfully used to assist with crop rotation. In the winter especially, I want something warm and protein rich to …

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2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about …

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Pass the Sweet Potatoes, Please!

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If you only eat sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving you are missing out on a great food to include in your balanced diet. Sweet potatoes are lower in glycemic values than white potatoes and some nutrition scientists believe that they can ultimately help with your metabolism. They contain carotenoids that are thought to help stabilize blood …

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Cranberries: the good news about Thanksgiving

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What would Thanksgiving be without the cranberry sauce? It’s a good thing that they are included in the meal – because for many people, Thanksgiving is the only time they eat this “superfood.” Yes, cranberries are a  “superfood.” But this is not true for every can of cranberry sauce you find on a grocery store …

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