September 25th marks National Cooking Day, a perfect time to reflect on the joys and benefits of home cooking. While only some might be culinary enthusiasts, many of us have embraced our inner chef more than we would have expected. I understand ... READ MORE
In this installment of our Discover FSHN Series, we welcome Charles Overdevest, an undergraduate nutritional sciences major in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida! Charles took time out of his busy schedule ... READ MORE
Holy guacamole! Avocados are coming into harvest this time of the year in SWFL and there are many opportunities to try the delicious Florida avocado around town. Avocados, Persea americana Miller, are indigenous to Mexico, Central American ... READ MORE
A common ingredient in almost 99% of all households is salt, which is cherished for its role in flavoring food. Contrarily, high salt consumption has been linked with a multitude of health issues, such as bloating, hypertension, heart disease, ... READ MORE
Keeping it Fresh: How long is food still good after a power outage?
Whether a rat knocked out your freezer plug (that was actually the subject of the last phone call I received at my job), or the wrath of a hurricane leaves you powerless, situations ... READ MORE
What can 30 minutes do for you?
Join the Let’s Walk Florida! virtual education series and find out how just 30 minutes of physical activity a day can make a difference in your life. During this 6-week virtual education program, participants ... READ MORE
Do you have herbs going bad and you can't consume them before it spoils? In this short article you will learn two simple ways to store herbs, and that will save you time and money.
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Excess fat, salt, and sugar in foods contribute to several health problems. However, we do not have to compromise taste. Just substitute excess salt, sugar, and fat for herbs and spices when cooking.
How to Substitute Salt for Herbs
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Turmeric is a bright yellow color tropical spice related to ginger (they are cousins). It has an earthy, somewhat bitter, spicy flavor. You can purchase it as a whole root or powder in most supermarkets.
There has been an increase in research ... READ MORE
Herbs are the leaves of plants, and spices are the roots, bark, and seeds (anything that is not a leaf). Adding herbs and spices into cooking goes beyond adding flavor; they add surprising protective health benefits.
Herbs and spices ... READ MORE