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The hidden meaning of nutrition labels

Nutrition labels indicate the amount of sodium in each serving. For foods with limited sodium content, however, the labeling is less clear and not well understood.

Black magic banana black walnut cake can’t be beat

With their bold, wild flavor, black walnuts are not a popular snacking nut, but they’re perfect for baking. Their assertive unique flavor permeates cookies, cakes and breads and becomes stronger over time.

Add a new twist to a Thanksgiving staple with a cranberry crumble

With plane delays, snowstorms and roasting the turkey, the Thanksgiving holidays can be unpredictable. So it’s a good thing there are cranberries.

The best burgers: Roasted garlic turkey burgers

When roasted, a head of garlic is transformed into a buttery, sweet purée that you can stir into soups, dips, or meat mixtures. In this recipe it takes turkey burgers from the ordinary to the sublime.

Veggie heaven! Make ratatouille with chicken and corn for dinner

The combination of eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes, called ratatouille, is the perfect dish to make when tomatoes are in season.

Cheese, please! Rice and zucchini pie is a perfect fall dinner option

This brown rice and grated zucchini pie, like a quiche without a crust, is a terrific dish to serve for brunch, lunch or supper.

Pomegranates: The “seeded apples”

Pomegranates, known for their bright color and odd shape, are available only during the fall to early winter. Because of their high content of antioxidants, pomegranates have gained a reputation as a superfood.

Yoga: Take a deep breath

Yoga is an ancient discipline that combines meditation with certain positions called asanas. Yoga has been found to improve physical health, and studies now suggest that it can improve mental health as well.

Exercise for mental health

It is well established that exercise improves health and can lower the risk of several chronic illnesses. Exercise can also prevent or help control depression.

Szechuan stir-fry

This recipe contains low-fat protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates, all of which can benefit mental health.

The link between healthy eating and mental health

Research is showing that healthy eating, such as the Mediterranean Diet, are good for the body as well as the mind.

Enjoy a sweet treat with an American classic

Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar, topped with breadcrumbs, walnuts and butter — what’s not to like?

The facts behind processed meats

Processed meats are red meats and poultry that are preserved by smoking, curing, salting or addition of any chemical preservatives.

Summer bread salad surprise

"Bread salads” may sound a bit odd, but they couldn’t make more sense.

Mamma mia! Italian polenta with tomato sauce is a versatile dinner option

When tomatoes are at their peak, make a delicious garden tomato sauce to serve over pasta or polenta (stone-ground cornmeal). Polenta is super-easy to prepare: just bring water and milk to a boil, stir in the cornmeal and whisk like ...