Lazy Oxtail Stew

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INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, chopped1 large green pepper, chopped2 cups mixed vegetables1 small can tomato paste (whisk tomato paste in one cup water to make tomato sauce)1/4 cup canola oil1 cup water3 pounds oxtail3 tablespoons curry powder mix.curry powder mix: 2 tablespoons curry powder, 1 teaspoon cayenne powder and 1 […]

smothered shrimp and crabmeat pan gravy

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Joni Mitchell once sang, “Some get the gravy, some get the gristle.” If gravy represents the good things in life, it doesn’t get much more luxe than this. I can hardly imagine a gravy richer than one made with shrimp, crabmeat, and pan drippings. Makes 10 to 12 servings By […]

Now’s the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition

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By Defender News Service  March 31, 2020 With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right. Consider these simple suggestions from Melanie Marcus, MA, RD, health, and nutrition communications manager […]

Recipes You Can Make Using Pantry Staples

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From puttanesca to fried rice. By Bridget Hallinan Updated March 16, 2020 Whether you’re in a time crunch or under the weather, simple recipes really come in handy. That’s where your pantry comes in—using staples like chickpeas, beans, pasta, rice, and anchovies, as well as frozen vegetables and meats, you can build a dish with ingredients you […]