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The New York Times — The holiday season brings many joys and, unfortunately, many countervailing dietary pitfalls. Even the fittest and most disciplined of us can succumb, indulging in more fat and calories than at any other time of the year. The health consequences, if the behavior is unchecked, can be swift and worrying.
Jan 13, 2016

intermittent fasting is best way to lose weight, ive found (if i train fasted). research……

‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You — A strategy called "design thinking" has helped numerous entrepreneurs and engineers develop successful new products and businesses. But can design thinking help you create healthful habits? Bernard Roth, a prominent Stanford engineering professor, says that design thinking can help everyone form the kind of lifelong habits that solve problems, achieve goals and help make our lives better.
Jan 04, 2016

“If you have tried something and it hasn’t worked, then you’re working on the wrong problem.”…

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The New York Times — My butt, unfortunately, is dead. "Dead butt syndrome," the sports medicine doctor said to me after making me go through a series of circus-act contortions that involved swiveling my hip in all directions. His voice was very serious, his tone stern. I wondered if I should start making funeral arrangements for my rear, maybe a New Orleans-style blowout parade?
Dec 21, 2015

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Improving on the Latke — Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times Take grated potatoes, onions and a little salt and pepper, mold them into perfect little pancakes and fry them in hot oil to a deep, golden brown crisp, and you have the much loved Hanukkah treat: the latke.
Dec 10, 2015

Hanukkah is the season to celebrate fried foods. Here's a few tips to make those oily goodies a little healthier.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms — Portobello mushrooms are a great option for a vegan or vegetarian main course because they are large enough to fill a plate and can be stuffed with a variety of flavors. For reader Dianne Wenz of West Orange, N.J., small stuffed mushrooms were always a holiday side dish - until the year she decided not to serve them.
Nov 24, 2015

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Squash, Eggplant and Tomato Tian — If you're looking for a colorful dish to brighten your holiday table, try this simple and elegant Vegetable Tian. Reader Deborah Lee Liberatore, of Fernandina Beach, Fla,. is a vegan who serves this dish to her guests. Yellow squash, eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes are basted with olive oil, flavored with herbs and roasted to perfection.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Vegan Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Wedges With Cranberry, Pecan and Chili Pesto — Pumpkin is the ultimate fall vegetable, but most of the time, pumpkin is reserved for the dessert pie. This pumpkin recipe may convince you to serve it as a savory main course. Pumpkin found its way to the Thanksgiving table of Tara Deshpande Tennebaum out of necessity.
Nov 23, 2015

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Roasted Pumpkin Wedges With Chili Pesto

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Artichoke Torte — For a simple but substantive vegetarian entree this Thanksgiving, try this easy Artichoke Torte. Although artichokes aren't a typical November vegetable, they freeze well and can be enjoyed any time of year. This recipe from Carol Lamont of Palo Alto, Calif., uses frozen artichokes to make a simple but delicious torte for your holiday table.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving - Sweet Potato Pockets — We've heard from a number of vegans and vegetarians that they often bring their own food to holiday events to be sure something will be served that they can eat. This portable recipe for Sweet Potato Pockets was created by Kathy Patalsky, of Los Angeles.
Nov 19, 2015

Vegetarian Thanksgiving — Sweet Potato Pockets

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