- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Jan 7, 2014 9:41 AM EST | Comments
Looking for great recipes for a healthier 2014? Sarah Carey, host of "Everyday Food," shares her favorite guilt-free comfort foods.
Recipes courtesy of MarthaStewart.com
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
1 large lime wedge (about 2 limes total)
1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil with 3 popcorn kernels in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. When kernels pop, add remainder of the 1/2 cup kernels. Cook, covered, shaking pan occasionally, until popping slows, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove pan from heat; let stand, covered, 1 minute.
2. Stir together spices, salt, and zest in a small bowl. Toss hot popcorn with remaining tablespoon oil in a large bowl; sprinkle with spice mixture. Squeeze lime wedge over popcorn. Toss to coat. (58 calories per 1-cup serving)
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Jan 6, 2014 10:24 AM EST | CommentsIf you shove your groceries in the fridge without a second thought, you could be causing certain foods to expire faster. Bahar Takhtechian, editor-at-large of Shape magazine, plays "fridge versus cupboard" and reveals what produce should and shouldn't be kept in the cooler.
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Potatoes? Keep in the cupboard, not the fridge. "Potatoes have starch, and when they're exposed to cold temperatures, it actually makes the potato sweeter," Bahar says. "Keep them in a brown bag, and then store it away in a dark place."
Tomatoes should also be stored in the cupboard. "Tomatoes need to be kept out of the fridge because a lot of times those cold temperatures change the texture, and it makes them ripen unevenly," she explains.
What about bread? "You'd think that you should store it in the fridge because that would prevent mold," Bahar says. "However, when you do that, that makes the bread get stale faster." She recommends splitting th...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Sun, Jan 5, 2014 6:00 PM EST | Comments
The newest season of "The Bachelor" kicks off next week, and Trista Sutter is proof that the dating show can actually end in real love. As the very first "Bachelorette," she met firefighter Ryan Sutter and got married on national television. Now, the couple has two kids and is celebrating 10 years of happy marriage.
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"It can work!" Trista says about the show. She credits the success of their union to openness, laughter, and lots of sex. "We've just learned a lot from each other over the years, and I think we're both open to continuing to learn."
Despite her happy marriage, Trista says she struggled with depression after making the decision to have plastic surgery to correct a droopy eye. She was allergic to her antibiotic and ended up getting sick for weeks afterward. "I went into clinical depression," she says. "I was like a shell of myself. It was horrible."
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Jan 3, 2014 2:40 PM EST | Comments
You probably hear a lot about the healthy superfoods you should be eating, but have you heard of superseeds? Lucy Danziger, editor in chief of Self magazine, stopped by the "Daily Shot" studios to talk about how small seeds can make a big difference in your health and wellness.
"They're little nutrition powerhouses that give you more nutrition per square inch than any other thing you can eat," she says. "If you could sprinkle these on salads, or put them in your smoothie, you are going to emerge healthier, slenderer, and younger-looking."1. Pomegranate seeds. Looking to stay slim? Pomegranates have large amounts of vitamin C, which raises metabolism and cuts fat storage.2. Hemp seeds. Another superseed that is great for maintaining your figure, hemp is loaded with fiber. "Fiber will speed up your metabolism," Lucy says. "You will be able to eat more calories, and they won't stick."3. Pumpkin seeds. These common seeds are loaded with i...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Fri, Jan 3, 2014 2:37 PM EST | Comments
Have you ever heard of kefir? What about MCT oil? Mira and Jayson Calton are nutritionists and the authors of "Naked Calories," and they say these two foods can be powerful tools to help you slim down and get healthier.
Kefir is a yogurt drink popular in the Middle East that's starting to gain esteem in the United States. A source of calcium, protein, and phosphorus, kefir was found to help people to stay thinner longer in a study described in a 2011 New England Journal of Medicine article.
Craving carbs? Mira and Jayson suggest baking with coconut flour. "It's lower in carbohydrates than regular wheat flour," Mira says. "And it has something called lauric acid, which is great for raising the good cholesterol."
Mira and Jayson recommend cooking with MCT oil in place of other oils. Jayson says it's "popular with high-performance athletes but has never really made it into the kitchen." The oil causes a thermog...Read More »