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Tips on Fishing and on Selecting Healthful Fish

tuna and salmonGone fishing yet this summer? No?  Well, before the pleasant weather ends, you may want to try it--unless, of course, hooking worms makes you squirm.  If so, the alternative is to go fishing at your local grocery or fish store.  There, you have many types of fish to choose from. Below is the scoop on the most--and least--healthful ones. Wherever your fish dinner comes from and whatever it is, safe handling is extremely important to minimize contaminants of various kinds. Read on for many tips on all these fish-related matters. 

What We're Eating This Year: Ancient Grains, Coconut Oil, Kale, and More

freekehPredictions and observations by experts give us some insights into what foods are trendy this year. Many 2012-13 favorites are still with us, and some new ones are attracting consumer dollars.  Let's find out what a survey of nutritionists prognosticated, what our site's Advisory Board scientists have noticed, and what ubiquitous salty edible your Shelf Life Advice editor has nibbled her way through multiple times this year. Concluding comments cover her reactions to kale, freekeh, and that salty edible referred to above.

Portabella Mushrooms and Their Relatives: How to Handle Them

MushroomsPortabellas are one of the most widely-consumed mushrooms in the world. They're also the most popular ones in my household.  My husband and I are happy consumers of those delicious, relatively low-cal portabella mushroom sandwiches.  But making them requires beginning with a decision--whether or not to scrape away the gills.  So we'll begin by answering that profound question, move on to additional info about portabellas, continue with advice about the handling and shelf life of all types of mushrooms, and conclude with some fascinating facts about these scrumptious and nutritious fungi. 

Coffee, Juice, and Food in Central America

coffeePerhaps the best source of novel cooking ideas is dining outside of one's native country.  That's what my husband and I discovered recently. Guess what country we visited by mulling over the following food clues:





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