The Myth of High-Protein Diets
MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels. The predictable headlines followed: "Back to Eggs and Bacon?" But, alas, bacon and egg yolks are not health foods.
Italian Slow-Cooked Ribs + Fennel Slaw
Adapted From Johnny C’s NY Deli
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Serving Size: ¼ rack + ½ cup slaw; Serves about 4
0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients
3 TB white balsamic vinegar
1 TB light brown sugar
2 tsp crushed red pepper
10 to 12 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup rosemary, chopped
1 TB oregano, chopped (or ½ TB dried)
3 to 4 TB grated re...
Colon Cancer Month
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older.The good news? If everyone age 50 and older were screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to encourage people ...
Shakshuka with Lamb Merguez
Adapted From: Food in My Beard Preparation Time: 30 minutes + overnight marinating
Cooking Time: 30 min minutes
Serving Size: ½ cup polenta + 2 eggs + 1 sausage patty; Serves about 4
1 Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients
1 lb Ground Lamb
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Coriander
1 tsp Fennel
1 TB Paprika
½ cup Dried Chiles (ripped and broken, seeds removed)
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1 TB Su...
The [Potential] Effect of Emulsifiers
People are always trying different methods of achieving a healthy weight. For those who feel extreme pressure to "cook more," or for that matter do not know how to cook at all, this may result in an increased use of processed foods. Frozen diet meals, foods labeled "low fat" or "healthy," and even meals sent straight to your door (i.e. Nutrisystem) become an area of interest. Why not have the best of both worlds - convenience and nutrition? We all know that most processed foods aren’t good for...
Grilled Shrimp Po'Boy + Crispy Cappy & Lime Aioli
Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 1 sandwich; Serves about 4
4 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients
1 baguette, sliced into 4 equal sized pieces (scoop out insides)
1 lb shrimp, 20/25 count or similar; peeled and deveined
½ cup lime juice
1 tsp salt
2 cups okra, sliced (frozen and thawed)*
2 cups yellow cornmeal
For frying vegetable oil
8 slices ...