The secret to the long life of China’s CCP cadres

News 10/09/21, 18:21

Beijing held a military parade and public show to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, 2019. The three Chinese presidents, Xi Jinping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao, rarely appear in the same photograph. However, Mr. Jiang Zemin, who is 93 ...

Schools forced to feed students with less healthy food amid shortages

Nutrition 09/29/21, 19:59

Schools across the U.S. are compromising healthy meals for their students as they grapple with supply issues, according to a report. The New York Times reports that schools were resorting to frozen food and even grilled cheese sandwiches to ensure their pupils were fed. Vegetables were scarce, too, forcing some schools ...

Gut microbiome could make weight loss easier says study

Nutrition 09/20/21, 19:28

Bacteria that helps digest food and absorb nutrients could be the key to decrease body weight. Seattle's Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) has discovered gut microbiomes in the intestines that influence weight loss. Researchers studied microbiomes from 105 people who were trying to lose weight. Half of respondents did not shed any ...

Amazing recipe for weekend: Meatballs with potato puree and vegetables

Nutrition 08/22/21, 00:43

Your favorite comfort food is probably something warm, hearty, a little salty, and, most likely, cheesy if you're like most Americans. This recipe, simply titled "meatballs with potato puree and vegetables," is hearty, comforting, and even healthy, thanks to the addition of chopped cabbage. Because it does not simply contain cheese, this ...

Edible insect startups attempt to make insects more appealing

Nutrition 07/22/21, 00:00

Insects are commonly consumed in areas of Asia and Africa, but they are becoming more popular. Western food suppliers are putting additional pressure on the world food supply as the world's population expands. Insects are high in protein and grow far more sustainably than beef or pork, according to experts. ...

Eau Claire County agency prepares meals at ex-nursing home

Nutrition 03/23/19, 00:06

Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.Meals might include potatoes peeled by hand, homemade bread and desserts made from scratch."The comments on our ...

The key to making your raw kale tender is a little massage

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:50

We love the earthy flavor of uncooked kale, but the texture of raw kale can be a little tough.Many recipes call for tossing it with dressing and letting it tenderize in the fridge overnight. This method didn't deliver the tender leaves we were after, and the long sitting time wasn't ...

Pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro

Nutrition 03/11/19, 11:49

We wanted to pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro.To start, we used the pasta method (an abundance of water) to boil our farro, which ensured the grains cooked evenly and required only half an hour.We then moved on to the mushrooms, sauteing them with shallot and thyme until ...

Try a classic French soup celebrating seasonal vegetables

Nutrition 01/28/19, 10:26

Highlighting the fresh flavors of Provencal cuisine, soupe au pistou is a classic French soup composed of seasonal vegetables, creamy white beans and fragrant herbs.Celebrating colorful, early-summer produce, this soup needed to be chock-full of vegetables and simple to prepare. Leeks, green beans, and zucchini all made the cut; we ...

Can you make a flaky and crisp deep-dish pizza at home? Sure

Nutrition 01/22/19, 09:16

If you're from the Northeast, or if you haven't been to Chicago, you may dismiss deep-dish pizza out of regional pride. That would be a mistake.Real Chicago-style pizza is certainly thick, but its texture and flavor are something special: Instead of being bread-like, the crust offers the contrast of a ...

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

Nutrition 01/01/19, 05:52

Two major studies last year offered some insight into the role carbs play in making us fat, but unfortunately they don't settle the question of how best to lose weight in 2019.There is fierce debate on the best way to diet, and new fads emerge every year. But there are ...

Pretty holiday cookies that don’t taste like cardboard

Nutrition 12/10/18, 11:47

Making holiday cookies_the rolled, cutout, and glazed butter-cookie variety_is everyone's favorite December activity. Unfortunately, these cookies either look good but taste like cardboard or have buttery, rich flavor but lack visual appeal.We wanted a simple recipe that would produce cookies sturdy enough to decorate yet tender enough to be worth ...