Grilled Sweet PotatoesWe steam and slice sweet potatoes and then give them a turn on the grill to create this deliciously unexpected side dish.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 22 min
Total Time: 32 min
Yields: 4 side-dish servings
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- 2 1/2 pound(s) sweet potatoes, peeled if you like
- 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground black pepper
- Parsley, for garnish
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1. Prepare outdoor grill for covered, direct grilling on medium.
2. In 5- to 6-quart saucepot or Dutch oven, place collapsible steamer basket and 1 inch water. Cover saucepot; heat water to boiling on high on range top. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices.
3. Place potato slices in steamer basket; reduce heat to low. Cover saucepot and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are just fork-tender; do not overcook. (Potatoes can be
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- Good Housekeeping | Shine Food – Tue, Jul 16, 2013 9:55 AM EDT
Grilled Sweet PotatoesWe steam and slice sweet potatoes and then give them a turn on the grill to create this deliciously unexpected side dish.Read More »from Your Favorite New Summer Side: Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Hot dogs are a surprisingly safe choiceNothing says summer like cheering on your favorite team at a baseball game. And to many, the experience isn't complete without Cracker Jacks, beer, and a hot dog with the works. But the food at baseball stadiums isn't all bad. Check out these waistline-friendly foods:Read More »from The Healthiest Ballpark Foods
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Surprise! Both hot dogs (about 240 calories each) and hamburgers (about 370 calories each) are actually pretty safe choices. Those calorie counts include the buns but not the condiments or toppings. Load your sandwich up with veggies, but skip chili and cheese. Don't be fooled by a healthy-sounding chicken sandwich: If it's got the word "crispy" in the name that means it was likely fried. And it goes without saying: You don't want fries with that.
Stadium popcorn is likely to be soaked in butter and sprinkled with loads of salt. And a hot pretzel is full of empty, processed carbs, and can be more than 480 calories! Snack on peanuts (the kind
Our nutritionist weighs in on the fish oil debateNew headlines about omega 3s and cancer risk are generating buzz -- no surprise given the startling conclusions that fish oil raises the risk of prostate cancer by a frightening 44% among men with the highest levels of these fats in their blood. Even more alarming: The study found that compared to those with the lowest blood levels of these fats, men with the highest amounts are at a whopping 71% greater risk of the disease. Scary!Read More »from Can Your Fish Oil Habit Boost Cancer Risks?
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What the headlines don't say is that the study, while important in advancing our knowledge of omega 3s and their impact on the development of cancer, wasn't designed to determine cause. Meaning, it's unclear if the fish oil is at play or if there's something else about fish-oil-eating men that raises their risk. (Maybe men who have high levels of fish fats in their blood also favor another food or supplement that's the real culprit. Or maybe these guys took supplements to make up for a crummy diet.) And since the study
Celebrate National Hot Dog month with these 6 crazy hot dog combos from across the country. July is National Hot Dog month! Celebrate with one of these 6 crazy, but surprisingly tasty, hot dog combos from across the country.Read More »from 6 Weird (and Delicious) Hot Dog Toppings
1. At Asia Dog in NYC, the "Sidney" inspired us to create this concoction of homemade mango salsa (combine 1 c. chopped cucumber, 1/2 c. chopped mango, 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion, and 1 tsp. fish sauce or soy sauce) and chopped salted peanuts.
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2. At the Kogi food truck in LA, Roy Choi serves hot dogs topped with the Korean classic condiment, kimchi, which is basically spicy, garlicky pickled cabbage. His version also includes Cheddar, scallions, fresh shredded cabbage, and a myriad of other toppings, but for simplicity's sake, just kimchi and shredded Cheddar works beautifully.
3. On the lower east side of Manhattan, a hot dog joint named Perros Locos ("Crazy Dogs" indeed...) serves up their "(no) tipico" tube steaks topped with 4 housemade salsas and crushed potato chips. Our home-friendly version:
Strawberry Ice CreamMaking your own ice cream is easier than you think -- especially when it doesn't require a fancy machine. This delectable four-ingredient treat whips up in 10 minutes flat and freezes into scoopable sweetness in an hour. A serving of labor-intensive, custard-based strawberry ice cream has 282 calories, 12 grams of saturated fat, and 134 times the cholesterol of our luscious dessert, which has a mere 70 calories per serving and less than 1/2 gram of saturated fat. So go ahead: Spoon up some more.Read More »from Make Your Own Ice Cream -- Without a Machine!
Yields: 7 (1/2 cup) servings
Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min
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- 1 pound(s) frozen strawberries
- 1 cup(s) 2% plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup(s) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- Strawberries, for garnish
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1. In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse 1 cup strawberries until finely chopped. Transfer chopped berries to large metal bowl.
2. In food processor,
- Good Housekeeping | Beauty – Thu, Jul 11, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
Castor oil can smooth and tame hairTackle frizz, flyaways, and wisps with this easy homemade remedy to smooth and tame hair. Not only can this affordable treatment compete with drugstore buys, it'll also whip your hair into tip-top shape.Read More »from The Cheap Solution for Frizzy Hair That's Sitting in Your Kitchen
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Unfortunately, raised cuticles not only affect shine, but they can also stir up frizz. If you're prone to frizz, an act as simple as rubbing your strands dry can cause an unruly mass of hair. Swap your towel for a microfiber one or an old clean cotton T-shirt to absorb excess water without roughing up cuticles, says Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, author of Hair Care Rehab: The Ultimate Hair Repair and Reconditioning Manual.
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If at the slightest hint of humidity your hair "rears its ugly head," then your strands are parched - and they're looking to the air's moisture for replenishment. Create a buffer between your 'do and the air with a very thin layer of castor oil; apply only where you need it. Castor oil
Carrot and Zucchini RibbonsSouthwestern seasonings make this quick side salad a great complement to summer's grilled foods.Read More »from The Prettiest Summer Side Salad
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- 1 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon(s) vegetable oil
- 1/8 teaspoon(s) chipotle chile powder
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper
- 3 medium carrots, peeled
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/4 cup(s) fresh cilantro leaves
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1. Whisk together lime juice, oil, chile powder, salt, and pepper in large bowl.
2. Use vegetable peeler to cut carrots into long ribbons. Stop peeling when you reach core; discard. Shave zucchini into ribbons; stop peeling when you reach seeds; discard. Cut all ribbons in half.
3. Add ribbons and cilantro leaves to bowl with dressing; toss until evenly coated.
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Guiltless GuacamoleTry this version, made with creamy mashed white beans and a single avocado. Traditional guacamole has approximately 110 calories for 1/4 cup, but ours has just 65 -- we've reduced the calories by 40 percent!Read More »from Cut the Calories in Guacamole by 40%
Prep Time: 15 min
Yields: 3 cups
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- 1 can(s) (15 to 19 ounces) white kidney beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon(s) (or to taste) lime juice
- 1 jalapeño chile, seeded
- 1/2 cup(s) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/4 cup(s) coarsely chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui)
- 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
- 2 plum tomatoes
- Baked tortilla chips or fresh-cut vegetables
1. In food processor with knife blade attached, puree beans and 1 tablespoon lime juice until smooth. Transfer to medium bowl.
2. In same processor, place jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse until juicy and thick.
3. With spoon, scoop avocado from
Shorten Laundry DayToday's laundry appliances with preset cycles and programmed stain removal tips have taken much of the guesswork out of washing and drying clothes, but there's only so much these machines can do. Doing laundry is, unfortunately, still very much a hands-on activity. Here are three innovations that will make this routine chore easier and faster to do:Read More »from Shorten Laundry Day! 3 Time Savers
1. One of the newest single-dose laundry detergents to hit the market is Wisk's Deep Clean PowerBlasts ($6 for 24-count). Just toss one pack into a regular size laundry load (use two for extra large or heavily soiled loads) and the concentrated cleaners go to work cleaning, whitening, and even removing trapped body soils and sweat. I've never been a fan of messy measuring and drippy detergent bottles, so I love how neat and easy these packs are to use. They dissolve quickly in all water temperatures and I have to say that when I washed my husband's t-shirts with Wisk PowerBlasts, they came out as white as when I add bleach. I'm sold.
Try these 7 simple fixes to make your hair color last
There's nothing more disappointing than spotting gray roots sprouting after you've just spent time and money coloring your hair. Buy yourself a few extra weeks between touch-ups with these 7 simple fixes.Read More »from Make Your Hair Color Last
1. Clean and color at the same time
Bumble and Bumble's Hair Powder ($19) is a dry shampoo that comes in four shades: black, brown, blondish, and white (sorry, redheads). Hold the 1-ounce can about 10 inches from your head and simply spray onto your part. Voila, no more roots. Let it dry and then shake out the excess. Shampoo adheres best to oils so use it when your hair needs a wash or add a small dab of styling wax before you apply if your strands are clean.
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2. Spray it on
Rita Hazan's Root Concealer ($20) is a travel-size spray designed specifically for women on the go who can't commit to a specific four- to six-week color schedule. It's made with natural ingredients - no alcohol, ammonia, peroxide, parabens, or sulfates - and