Tag Archives Antioxidants

Article: White rice vs brown rice… real difference?

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Dear Timaree: "I grew up eating 'sticky' white rice and haven't really eaten much brown rice because it seems so 'dry'. I am cooking it wrong? What are the real differences between brown rice and white rice?" Although many of my college students grew up eating white rice and consider brown rice absolutely "foreign", both come ...

Article: Potatoes – Which are best?

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Dear Timaree: "Aren't all potatoes basically this same when it comes to nutrition?" The short answer, "no"...! Since February is National Sweet Potato Month and National Heart Disease Awareness Month, I wanted to sing the praises of sweet potatoes, along with some delicious ways to incorporate them on a regular basis. When I first mentioned sweet potatoes ...

Article: Avocados – A true super food!

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This month’s question comes from several guests who attended the Lodi Art and Culture’s Annual Open House a few weeks ago. I did a cooking demonstration and tasting to promote my hands-on nutrition classes offered in the summer and chose a recipe that showcased, among other superfoods, avocados. While the samples of my Cowboy Salad ...