How to Cook Perfect Rice

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Boil, cover, simmer, fluff. The instructions seem basic enough, something even a novice could handle, but the perfect pot of rice often eludes even the most accomplished cook. For the record, impeccably cooked rice should be tender (think al dente …
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Rice: The Short, Medium and Long of It

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I’m not one to pass on the carbs --- pasta, bread, rice, potatoes --- bring ‘em on! Too few of those wonderfully starchy carbs and I feel sluggish and moody. At home I enjoy rice often and (gasp) it’s not always the brown variety! Mixing it up keeps …
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Get Glowing With This Green Smoothie Recipe

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Want to glow from the inside out? Well, do we have the green smoothie recipe for you! Full of greens (duh), celery, herbs and fruit, it's said to be the magic pregnancy glow elixir for Kerry Washington. Pregnant or not though, it's just healthy, …
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Five-Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe: Another Tasty Way to Enjoy Kale

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You know how our resident fresh in-season foodie expert Linda LaRue shared fun kale facts with us? Well, she's baaack! And with a crazy-good Five-Vegetable Lentil Soup recipe that has --- you guessed it --- kale in …
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Oh, My Darling Clementine

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Living in Arizona during the winter has its advantages. Obviously, there's the weather --- stepping out into 70 degrees and sunshine in February does not suck, especially when my family back in Wisconsin are sending me news of yet …
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Grilled Fruit Recipe: Sweet Fruit for a Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat

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You know that scene in Valentine's Day where Jessica Biel's character puts together an "I hate Valentine's Day party?" (You know which one I'm talking about!) Well, this grilled fruit recipe has nothing to do with that. Gotcha! As most of us can …
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Our New Favorite Side Dish: Green Tea Rice

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Have you ever tried cooking with green tea? Years ago, I made a green tea cake that was pretty good, but other than that, I pretty much only drink my green tea. However, this recipe for green tea rice (especially after my recent rice-cooking …
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