The Homegrown Meals In This Prison Stand Out Against Most Unpalatable Jail Food : NPR

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At a prison in Maine, residents tend a garden that produces much of the facility’s food. Advocates say it’s a good way to avoid the unhealthy diets served at other prisons and teach useful skills.



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Food served in prisons and jails is notoriously dreadful. Picture mystery meat drenched with dull gravy with a heavy reliance on overly processed starch. One advocacy group has identified an exception to this trend, though – Maine’s Mountain View Correctional Center. From Maine Public Radio, Susan Sharon has more.

SUSAN SHARON, BYLINE: Studies show that prison diets are often lacking in nutrition,

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Healthy Chinese Food Recipes – How to Cook Real Chinese Meals

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CHINESE FOOD IN AMERICA has a long history of being associated with cheap and hearty takeout. Platters of chop suey dressed and sugar-glazed chicken are the classic heavyweights of Chinese American cuisine, often served with a side of deep-fried wontons or a fortune cookie.

For decades, this food—tasty and wonderful in its own right, if not the most healthful—was the only Chinese food Americans knew about, thanks largely to generations of immigrants from one small part of the vast country.

“For over a century, from the time of the gold rush through the 1960s, the Chinese population in America was

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Three vegetarian meals perfect for summer

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This time of year, my diet turns almost completely plant-based.

I suppose it’s only natural: height-of-season summer produce is seductive, with tantalising shapes and colours, and the kind of sweetness that comes from being freshly picked. This is the magic moment when melons, berries, stone fruit, peppers, tomatoes, corn, beans and squashes collide.

This menu celebrates that moment. It’s not difficult to execute, but it makes great use of a market basket that is full to the brim.

For an extremely simple yet spectacularly refreshing salad, grab a melon, a cucumber and a handful of cherry tomatoes. With truly

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Quick Recipes: Make Delicious North Indian Breakfast Meals In Just 30 Minutes

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On most days, we are living our lives in the fast lane. We are always up to some work or activity, often multitasking or jumping between places. In such a routine, cooking and having meals can become a cumbersome task when other scheduled activities close in on us. Mornings can get especially hectic and working from home doesn’t reduce the time constraint we face in the kitchen every morning. In the mornings, we want to cook something filling and tasty but often get bogged down by the time it takes to cook elaborate breakfast platters. But we have a few

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10+ Healthy Indian-Inspired Recipes for Easy, Flavorful Meals

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Indian recipes are practically designed for weeknights: The cuisine is relatively easy to make, perfect for meal prepping, and (when done authentically) incredibly healthy. In fact, its mix of veggies, fruits, proteins, and grains is just about the ideal balance—and to top it all off, Indian food is bold and delicious.

But if you’re new to Indian cooking (or getting back into it after a long break) picking out the right ingredients and recipes can feel slightly overwhelming. “Whether it’s Indian or American or any other cultural food, it’s not much different,” says Sarika Shah, M.S., R.D.N., a California-based

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6 No-Cook Vegetarian Meals Perfect for Hot Summer Days

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ICYMI, it’s f***ing hot outside. And not to go full-on One Tree Hill levels of dramatic, but having to use my oven or stovetop when the heat is already sweltering

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