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Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Hominy Salad

What is Hominy?

When strolling through the canned foods aisle there is a selection of peas, green beans, spinach, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, corn, and white and golden hominy. Wait. Hominy? What is hominy? Looking at the picture on the can, hominy looks like little teeth. So what is hominy? Appropriately located next to the corn, hominy is field corn (maize) that has been dried and soaked in an alka...

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Hand over the Hummus!

Guacamole and Hummus are two of the most popular dips in the United States. Guacamole's base is avocadoes, but what about hummus? The word hummus is an Arabic word, translating to chickpeas. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are small, round, tan legumes. The main ingredients in a traditional hummus recipe include: chickpeas, sesame (tahini), garlic, olive oil, and lemon. The origin of h...

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Butter

The Bitter Butter versus Margarine Battle

Happy Holidays! Other than all the snow and cold weather that goes along with the holiday season, one of my favorite activities is holiday baking for family and friends. One question I've been asked on several occasions is which is better margarine or butter? What's the Difference? Butter comes from an animal source, and in the United States and Canada consists...

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Pass the Cranberries!

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around spending time with family, friends, and of course, the food. One traditional staple of Thanksgiving is cranberry sauce. Believe it or not, there is no documented proof that cranberry sauce were served at the first Thanksgiving. The sugar used to make cranberry sauce served at Thanksgiving today wasn't around until 1663, but that...

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