TIP OF THE DAY: Black-Eyed Peas For New Year’s Day

It’s a Southern tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for prosperity in the new year. It may actually stem from an ancient Sephardic Jewish custom of eating them on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. This “good luck” tradition is recorded in the Babylonian Talmud, compiled circa 500 C.E., and includes other…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Leafy Green Recipes

  On St. Patrick’s Day, many of us will be wearin’ the green. But how about eatin’ the green? Celebrate by trying some new leafy green vegetable recipes; specifically, bok choy, collards and kale. Bok choy and collard greens may not sound Irish, but kale was one of the most popular vegetables in Europe, through…
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RECIPE: Eat Your Spinach (With Garlic!)

Another better-eating tip for the New Year: make sure to eat your daily requirement of fruits and veggies. The old “Five A Day” rule has been replaced, recognizing that age and activity level have a greater bearing on what you should consume. For example, women ages 19 to 50 who are moderately active should have…
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