Lo Mein

Panda Express’s lo mein is one of my favorite fast foods. A few weeks ago, I needed a quick dinner for my family on a night where I hadn’t planned ahead well. I realized quickly that I had most of the ingredients for lo mein already on hand. It was a great night, and much …

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If you asked me if I liked minestrone five years ago, I would have answered in the negative.  Outside of chili, tomato based soups just weren’t my thing.  Then one balmy June evening in Chicago, I went over to my best friend’s house to relax.  I was in the middle of moving and hadn’t been able …

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Roasted Cabbage

Cruciferous vegetables – cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts – don’t top many favorite foods lists, since they have strong flavors that are often bitter.  However, they are nutrition powerhouses – full of fiber, vitamins A and K, folate, potassium, and antioxidants.  Cruciferous veggies may even have anticancer effects. I have found that a …

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