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Many Ways with Mung Beans

By Kathy K. Downie, RDN, April 30, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Mung Beans

Even though mung bean sprouts are nothing new for Southeast Asian-inspired salads, soups and stir-fries, the actual tiny mung bean is having its moment. The little army-green legume and its derivatives have been used forever in Indian, Persian and Southeast Asian cuisines as satiating beans, sprouts and noodles. And the mung bean delivers not only a mild, savory flavor but also contributes a great fiber-filled addition to many entrées and sides with a host of flavor profiles besides curries or beef-and-vegetable noodles.

Nutrition Notes

Mung beans are the little legume with lots of nutrition. A one-half cup cooked portion contains just more than 100...

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Daily Dish: Friday

By Whole Story Editors, April 29, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Veggie and Grain Bowl

Photo Credit: @tanitotoro

Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today. ​

Extra Cheese, Please!

Cheese, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of mac and cheese, and we’re not only ones who think so — it’s the most popular cheese recipe in the country, according to the International Dairy Foods Association....

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Discover New Favorites: Cold-Brewed Coffee

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 29, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

 

Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee

Cold and caffeinated is how I like to start my days when the mercury rises. Cold-brewed coffee is light and refreshing, making it an appealing alternative to hot coffee in places such as Austin, Texas where even mornings don’t offer much of a relief from the summer heat.

New to cold-brewed coffee, and wondering about the difference between cold brew and iced coffee? Primarily, it comes down to temperature — cold brew is brewed cold or at room temperature (and never heated), while iced coffee is traditionally hot coffee that’s cooled down. The cold brew process has a handful of bonuses including:

  • Lower acidity
  • No watered-down coffee
  • Higher bean-to-...
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Gifts for Mom

By Paige Schilt, April 28, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Roses

When my son was little, one of our favorite books was Todd Parr’s The Mommy Book, an illustrated classic that celebrates moms who ride motorcycles alongside moms who drive minivans. The moral of the story: There are all kinds of mothers in this world. It’s love — not a particular hairstyle, profession or hobby — that unites them.

A truly great Mother’s Day gift captures the recipient’s distinct style, tastes and interests. To help you celebrate the mamas, grandmas and maternal figures in your life, we’ve pulled together this shopping guide for all kinds of mothers — from the traditionalist to the DIY diva.

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Daily Dish: Thursday

By Whole Story Editors, April 28, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Juicy Julep

Photo Credit: @oneslicemore

Every day our plates get filled with news from the world of food. Here’s what our editors found most interesting today. ​

The Big Picture

Sure, we can tell you all about a beautiful patch of flowering garlic in the wild, or a mouthwatering cheesy toasted sub, but we all know that seeing is believing. Check out the winning photographs of...

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