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  1. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    by , 04-28-2016 at 05:04 AM
    This is a classic banana bread – moist and full of chocolate chips!

    Ingredients
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3 bananas, mashed (1 cup mashed banana)
    • 1 cup chocolate chips



    Preparation
    • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F .
    • Grease and flour a 8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan (or use baking spray, such as Baker's Joy brand).
    • In a large bowl, whisk
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  2. Kutsinta

    by , 02-28-2012 at 12:40 PM
    Kutsinta or brown rice cake is a type of kakanin that uses lye water as an ingredient. Kutsinta is somewhat sticky yet chewey (thats what lye water does) at the same time and is best eaten with grated coconut on top.




    Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 cup rice flour
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 1/2 tsp lye water
    • 2 tsp anatto seeds

    Procedure:
    1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients starting from the rice flour,
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    Updated 02-28-2012 at 12:52 PM by gracie7

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  3. 20 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

    by , 02-22-2012 at 08:35 AM
    1. Keep Hydrated I'm sure the general population thinks dieticians sound like a broken record when it comes to the whole water thing, but it really is important. Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day will help your body function at peak performance levels.

    2. Keep Calcium Levels Up Current obesity research shows that a dip in calcium levels can trigger the same hormone that causes the body to hold onto fat to be released. Choose low-fat dairy, cheese, yogurt, salmon, ...
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  4. 5 Things in Your Kitchen that Could Make You Sick

    by , 02-21-2012 at 01:20 PM
    Every year, 76 million Americans get sick from food, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nothing you can do will ever guarantee 100 percent protection against foodborne illness, but taking certain precautions can help reduce your risk. Some of these protective steps are common sense, like washing your hands before you eat. Others aren't so obvious. Read on to discover five surprising sources of foodborne "bugs" in your kitchen, we've written about in EatingWell Magazine, and ...
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  5. 10 New Ways to Eat Well

    by , 01-10-2012 at 11:30 AM
    The boring, old rules of healthy eating are landing on the scrap heap as new research uncovers the intricate ways nutrients work within our bodies. The result? Some surprising shifts in what should really be on our plates – and more food flexibility and fun as well. Here are 10 things you might not have known about eating well:


    Trans fat is out, but good fats are in
    "'Fat-free' used to mean healthy, but now we know that's totally wrong" said Minh-Hai Tran, a registered ...
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  6. 6 Foods That Are Good for Your Brain

    by , 01-10-2012 at 10:54 AM
    Foods high in compounds such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can improve brain health and memory, experts say.
    From fruit to fish, here are six things that, based on various studies, may perk up your gray matter.

    Walnuts
    They even look like little brains, so maybe that's Mother Nature's way of telling us what walnuts are good for.
    Indeed, a 2009 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that diets in which nuts made up as little as 2 percent reversed signs of
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  7. Walnuts ranked top nut for heart health

    by , 01-10-2012 at 10:46 AM
    One simple way to boost your health is to start putting that holiday nutcracker to good use: walnuts, both roasted and raw, are a top nut when it comes to protecting your heart, according to new research.
    Reported in WebMD on Thursday, researchers from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, US, compared antioxidants called polyphenols in nine types of roasted and raw nuts. Using lab analysis, they also measured how effective the nuts' antioxidants are in regards to heart health.
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