News: Chow Line
Nov. 24, 2015
During this time of year, I often make donations to food drives. I normally just take older items from my pantry that I haven’t found a use for, but I wonder if instead I should be buying new. Are there guidelines I should be following?
Nov. 20, 2015
I see conflicting guidance about whether or not to rinse the turkey before roasting it. So, should I or shouldn’t I?
Nov. 13, 2015
Last year, I promised myself that after the holidays, I would eat healthier and exercise more. It never happened. This year, I don’t want to wait, but I also don’t want to set myself up for failure or be the Grinch during holiday gatherings. Any ideas?
Nov. 6, 2015
We recently moved, and my children are attending a new child care center. I’m surprised at how much it focuses on healthy eating and exercise, and I wonder if it’s a bit too much for preschoolers. Could it lead to a backlash later?
Oct. 30, 2015
We attended a chili cook-off recently, and one of the entrants said she used canned pumpkin in her recipe. She said pumpkin helps thicken the chili and adds a lot of nutrients. Is pumpkin really that good for you? What else can it be used for?
Oct. 23, 2015
What is magnesium and what does it do? Is a supplement necessary?
Oct. 16, 2015
I didn’t think I had ever had food poisoning until I read recently that many people mistake it for the flu. How can you tell the difference?
Oct. 9, 2015
Although a lot of my health-conscious friends push me to try produce that I’ve never even heard of before, I’m partial to the good old-fashioned apple. What can I tell them about the apple’s health benefits that will get them off my back?
Oct. 2, 2015
When fall comes and the weather starts getting cooler, I tend to indulge in comfort foods. I know most of them are high in calories, fat and sodium, and I worry about the effect on my weight and health. Are there ways I can make my favorite comfort foods healthier so I can keep enjoying them?
Sep. 25, 2015
I want to help my family eat better, but it seems like whenever I try to buy healthy foods, it costs a lot more. How can we eat better without totally breaking our food budget?