INGREDIENTS Roasted sweet potatoes 2 pounds sweet potatoes (3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes), peeled and sliced into 1-inch chunks 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon sea salt Spicy black beans 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or...

It’s a safe bet you’ve heard both good things and bad things about drinking coffee. On the bad side: All that caffeine isn’t good for you, it can stunt your growth, and coffee may cause cancer. The good stuff: Coffee helps you focus and may...

When you are enjoying what you’re eating, overeating is an easy act to commit. Recent studies have shown that overeating can lead to EVEN MORE EATING, which may get in the way of your weight loss goals. Why does this happen? Research has found that...

Cooking meats or fish over flames or very high temperatures leads to the formation of carcinogens; improper storage or preparation can cause food-borne illness; and careless grilling can result in injury. We all love to grill during the summer but not all of us understand...

(Makes 4 servings, slightly adapted from Fine Cooking Annual.) 1 lb. fresh green beans (thin beans preferred, but any type will work) 6 shallots, peeled, and cut into thin slivers 5 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut into thin slices 2 T olive oil (original...

Yield: Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed 1 large sweet potato (1 pound) 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon salt pepper to taste 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar fresh thyme, to...

“Get jacked!” “Get pumped!” “Gain 7 pounds in 7 days!” Walk into any vitamin store and you’ll get the idea that you can be cut like an Abercrombie & Fitch model in no time. Protein powders compete for shelf space with muscle enhancers and testosterone...

Summer is here and for many of us this means it’s the time of year to bring out the bathing suits for pool, lake and beach days. One of the main concerns that I hear when it comes to wearing a bathing suit is bloating....

2 Hass avocados, sliced ½-inch thick 1 lemon, juiced 1 lime, juiced 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning, divided 2 tablespoons lowfat Ranch dip Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine lemon & lime juice in small bowl....

Study after study has shown that people who are lonely and depressed are three to 10 times more likely to get sick and die prematurely compared with people who are not depressed and who have a stronger sense of love, connection, and community. For example,...