<![CDATA[Eating for Life News, Recipes & Reviews | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:15:46 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:15:46 CDT Eating for Life 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Pink lemonade a real treat when using fresh juice and fruit http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article88920912.html#storylink=rss The best, most thirst-quenching lemonade is fresh squeezed

Pink varieties most often get their sunset hue from artificial colors

The Star’s recipe gets its color from strawberries

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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DIY infusions: Fruit, herbs and spices add flavor to vodka, simple syrup or vinegar http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article87157092.html#storylink=rss Infused waters are sold in the supermarket and served at bars

Now easy DIY infusions add complex flavors to simple syrup, vinegar or alcohol

Prepare our base recipes then add botanicals to create three flavors: Cool and Caliente, Asian Artisan or Berry Good

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Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Zucchini gets the vegetable treatment in healthy soup http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article86216077.html#storylink=rss Zucchini often gets the sweet treatment in the U.S.

Other countries tend to treat the summer squash like a vegetable

Skip the added sugar and fat and try The Star’s Zucchini Soup recipe

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Mini-muffins bursting with blueberries and tangy lemon http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article84847827.html#storylink=rss These antioxidant-rich blueberry muffins don’t need a pat of butter

They get their moist crumb from Greek yogurt, as well as extra fiber from white whole-wheat flour

Use mini muffin pans for portion control

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Two peas, one in an edible pod, with an Asian-inspired vinaigrette http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article77848917.html#storylink=rss Sugar snap peas were introduced in seed catalogs in 1979

Culinarian James Beard was an early fan of the sweeter peas with the edible pod

Try The Star’s recipe for Peas With Sesame Vinaigrette

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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Italian Chopped Salad With Pasta: Neat to eat http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article76541622.html#storylink=rss Modern chopped salads are less messy and distribute the ingredients better than tossed salads

But they’re often quite expensive at restaurants and supermarkets

Make The Star’s Italian Chopped Salad With Pasta and save money while practicing your knife skills

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Tue, 10 May 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp Salad is fresh, healthy and flavorful http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article64576832.html#storylink=rss Chimichurri is a popular parsley and oil sauce popular in Argentina

It is typically served on grilled meats

The Star’s recipe for Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp Salad puts the herb sauce in a new light

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 03:50:00 CST

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Classic pork and beans recipe gets a healthy makeover http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article60478081.html#storylink=rss The American classic is upgraded using leaner pork

Eating for Life recipe also substitutes higher quality ingredients

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 03:00:00 CST

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Ellen Changho-Roxas’ Filipino egg rolls reflect a melting pot of cultural influences http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article52922210.html#storylink=rss Ellen Changho-Roxas of Leawood shares her recipe for Filipino-style egg rolls

Filipino cuisine is a melting pot influenced by Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Spanish cuisines

These egg rolls can be frozen for later use

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Tue, 05 Jan 2016 04:01:00 CST

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Slimmed-down holiday treats will help jump-start your New Year’s resolve http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article50892820.html#storylink=rss Enjoy these Eating for Life recipes without guilt

Find healthier versions of spiced nuts, cookies, pumpkin bread and more

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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 02:00:00 CST

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Flavorful Thai Pork and Cucumber recipe doubles as a stir-fry and salad http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article34022730.html#storylink=rss Fusion cuisine offers a melting pot of ingredients and techniques. The Star’s Thai Pork and Cucumber borrows a few key flavors of Thai cuisine and gives a nod to popular culture by presenting them in a skillet stir-fry/salad combo.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Fresh fruit and green tea combine for a frozen summer treat http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article31298483.html#storylink=rss Tired of fruit smoothies? How about a frozen fruit pop instead. The Star’s Berry Burst Green Tea Freezer Pops add a fun flavor twist with an extra splash of green tea. Any combination of fresh fruit can be blended combined with the green tea.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Lentils, rich in fiber and protein, make a nutritious summer salad http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article27919360.html#storylink=rss Although lentils’ their exact origin is unknown, various cultures, including the Middle East and India, use its the many colorful varieties types of lentils as a meat alternative. For The Star’s Summer Lentil Salad, we’re especially fond of the earthy taste of French green lentils (Le Puy), but they can be a tad tricky to track down, requiring a trip to a specialty stores.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Brazilian salpicão is a colorful and healthy alternative to chicken salad http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article25757005.html#storylink=rss Brightened with raisins and lime juice, salpicão is a colorful and sassy Brazilian chicken salad perfect for summer. The add-ons also can get pretty creative, including canned corn, peas, pineapple and even shoestring potatoes, stirred in just before serving to remain crisp.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Roasted Pear Crumble is a sweet source of nutrition http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article17564735.html#storylink=rss Pears are delicious and nutritious. They’re also one of the leading fruit sources of dietary fiber, with most of the nutrition locked in the peel. The Star’s Roasted Pear Crumble leaves the peel on the fruit because it contains the largest amount of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and dietary fiber.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Brussels sprouts lighten up for spring in slaw recipe http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article14562536.html#storylink=rss Although slaw is most typically made from cabbage, just about any sturdy vegetable that can be torn, shaved or sliced into a culinary confetti will work. The key to Brussels Sprouts Slaw With Walnuts and Pomegranate is to shave the finest shreds possible.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Easy Cioppino is a traditional San Francisco seafood stew http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article11011088.html#storylink=rss Eating for Life’s Easy Cioppino traces its origins to Italian-American fishermen. Seafood — fish and shrimp in this case — swim in a rich, flavorful tomato broth. Some chefs add garlic, celery and onion. Our recipe adds zucchini, then garnishes the stew with spinach instead of parsley for a bump in nutrition.

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Roasted cauliflower wins this popularity contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article9615629.html#storylink=rss When the curdlike florets in Chow Town’s Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower received a dusting of chile powder, coriander and cumin followed by a drizzle of fresh-squeezed lime juice while still piping hot from the oven, we just couldn’t stop eating them.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Tangy Sesame-Coated Pork Chops recipe offers a tasty way to get more sesame into your diet http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article7770060.html#storylink=rss Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you’re most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to man.

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Butternut squash and pasta are a sweet and savory pairing http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article5449038.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Pasta With Herbs and Butternut Squash offers a creamy and delicious way to enjoy butternut squash served with whole-grain pasta. Butternut squash is a good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium, as well as an excellent source of vitamins A and D. It’s naturally sweet, and you can substitute it for any recipe that calls for pumpkin.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Quinoa meets Greek yogurt in this healthy breakfast parfait http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article4765509.html#storylink=rss Trend trackers have been watching both quinoa and Greek yogurt steadily rise in the American diet. The Star’s Quinoa Breakfast Parfait layers quinoa, a rather bland but fluffy and filling grain, with tangy Greek yogurt to create an early morning eye-opener. Both quinoa and Greek yogurt are wholesome, natural and packed with protein.

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Deconstructed sweet potato dish keeps the flavor, avoids the excess http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article4126363.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Sweet Potato Napoleons deconstructs the classic ’30s-era dish, returning the casserole ingredients to savory stardom without the drippy excess. Slices of sweet potato are caramelized in the oven, then the rounds are stacked with gooey mini-marshmallows within and heated again.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:00:00 CST

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Savor this squash all winter with Stuffed Pumpkin recipe http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article3404514.html#storylink=rss These days nutrition experts are so pumped up about pumpkin they’re urging Americans to feast on the squash throughout the winter months. The Star’s recipe for Stuffed Pumpkin uses the squash as an edible bowl perfect for entertaining. The pumpkin can be cut into wedges and eaten along with the bread stuffing.

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Salad in a jar? An easy, portable, healthy option http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article2532090.html#storylink=rss Mason jar recipes are having a moment and Eating for Life’s recipe for Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad capitalizes on it. The layered salad is the perfect make-ahead meal, but by pouring the dressing into the bottom of the jar, the romaine stays crisp.

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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No need to shed a tear with these Guilt-Free Onion Rings http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article2201569.html#storylink=rss There’s no need to cry just at the thought of indulging in a batch of The Star’s Guilt-Free Onion Rings. The trick to this recipe: We swap the egg yolk and a seasoned flour mixture for a lighter breading of egg whites and crushed cornflakes. Then the onion rings are baked instead of deep-fat fried.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Tomatoes pair perfectly with grilled steak http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article1906639.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Grilled Steak and Tomatoes is a swan song to the waning days of summer. It’s also a simple grilled meal with that packs a lot of nutrition. Tomatoes are loaded with the antioxidant lycopene. Beef is packed with protein and is high in iron and vitamin B-12. It’s and is the perfect backdrop for the succulence and slight acidity of tomatoes.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Dip into dukkah, a nutty condiment http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article1323551.html#storylink=rss Dukkah, a Middle Eastern blend of toasted nuts, sesame seeds and spices. The crunchy condiment served on olive oil-dipped flatbread is especially popular in Egypt, where nearly every family has developed its their own signature version to suit its their personal tastes. Now it is making waves in the United States as a healthy and crunchy addition to a variety of foods.

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Citrus-Glazed Turkey cooks up quickly on the grill http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article1245952.html#storylink=rss Summer is the perfect time to try newer cuts of turkey on the grill. This recipe features lean cutlets kept moist with a spicy pineapple-orange sauce.

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Shredded beets add nutrition and color to summer salad http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article1190714.html#storylink=rss Beets contain plenty of fiber, folate and potassium. Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their vivid magenta color, is also a cancer-fighting compound. Try this Beet Salad With Pistachios and Feta for a tasty and healthy dish.

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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Add kimchi to give tacos an Asian twist http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/eating-for-life/article856304.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Korean-Style Grilled Beef and Vegetables on Crisp Tortillas uses ready-made kimchi available in the refrigerator section of some supermarket produce sections. Using low-sodium soy sauce further reduces the amount of sodium in this recipe.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT

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