Living Well Blog

March 21, 2018
Our oven-baked zucchini sticks taste every bit as good as their deep-fried brethren with only a fraction of the fat and calories. Serve with a side of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. 
Ingredients Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 17, 2018
If you’ve ever experienced a kidney stone, you know first-hand just how excruciating painful they can be. Despite being a largely preventable condition, kidney stones are quite common. Each year more than 3 million people visit their doctor or the emergency room seeking treatment for stones,… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 17, 2018
The MIND diet, created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, seems to forestall Alzheimer’s disease, boost brain health and slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to a previous study. The MIND… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
March 17, 2018
Supplementing with fish oil is now linked with lowering your risk of cardiac death, according to a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. It’s only a moderate eight percent reduction, but I’ll take it. I’m sure you’ve heard about the health benefits of omega… See more
March 14, 2018
Lamb stew is Irish penicillin: a rich stew full of potatoes, leeks and carrots that'll cure whatever ails you. In traditional fashion, nothing here is browned first, just all stewed together. To keep it healthy make sure to trim the lamb of any visible fat before you cook it. Ingredients… See more
March 13, 2018
Chocolate cream pie isn't just a diner special—it's the perfect dessert for any celebration. We love the added flair of chocolate curls on top, but a pretty dollop of whipped cream on each piece would look just as elegant. Ingredients Crust
7 ounces chocolate wafer… See more
March 7, 2018
This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic Greek dip. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste… See more
March 1, 2018
Ingredients 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Pinch of crumbled saffron threads 1 cup no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with… See more
By Merritt W. Dunlap, MD
March 1, 2018
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This is nothing new – heart disease has been identified as a major public health problem for the past 80 years.  What is new is how we’re trying to prevent it. Since about half heart attacks in the United States occur in… See more
February 21, 2018
Considering that this minestrone soup incorporates mostly frozen vegetables, it is remarkably savory and aromatic. Look for frozen soup or stew vegetables with potatoes, carrots, celery and onion in the mix to give the soup the best flavor. Although pepperoni isn't traditionally part of minestrone… See more
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