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2012-01-18 00:40:46

Choosing the right size and color of your bowls and plates could help you eat less, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "The bigger your dinnerware, the bigger your portion. If you use larger plates, you could end up serving 9 percent to 31 percent more than you typically would," write authors Koert van Ittersum (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Brian Wansink (Cornell University). The average size of dinner plates has increased by almost 23 percent from since...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

Shiitake mushrooms offer a solution to the winter doldrums and can help with New Year's resolutions for weight loss and improving health. Shiitakes are an excellent choice for wintertime table fare: They can create feelings of happiness, provide high-protein, low-fat nutrition, reduce cholesterol, and strengthen the immune system. Shiitake grower Dr. Sandra Williams of Lost Creek Mushroom Farm offers a recipe for Creamy Shiitake Soup. Perkins, OK (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Shiitake mushrooms...

BPA Levels Increase With Canned Soup Consumption
2011-11-23 10:52:09

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) - used in soup cans to prevent them from rusting - could increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, scientists warn. Consuming canned soup every day for just five days has now been shown to cause a 1,000 percent increase in levels of BPA in the body, reports Claire Bates of the Daily Mail. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animal studies at levels of 50 micrograms per kilogram of body...

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2011-08-08 07:21:17

In summer, more dishes like gazpacho "“a cold soup containing raw vegetables, bread, olive oil and vinegar"“ are consumed. A new study has revealed that ingredients' vitamin C content as well as other organic acids is lower in the resulting mixture, meaning that it should be eaten immediately after preparation. Is it true that cutting fruit and boiling vegetables cause vitamin loss? A new study has examined gazpacho, one of the most popular Spanish summer dishes, comparing the...

2011-07-22 11:50:00

TRENTON, N.J., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Irwin Stoolmacher, Martin Tuchman and Peter Wise have more than 35 years of experience working with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). Mission Possible: How You Can Start and Operate a Soup Kitchen is a product of that experience. Mission Possible is a book with a simple purpose - to spur the development of new soup kitchens where they are needed. With the U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting that the number of Americans living in...

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2011-03-26 08:16:24

A federal judge on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit to continue against Campbell Soup Company, after four New Jersey housewives charged the world's largest soup maker for labeling misleading sodium content on their low-sodium tomato soups.The class action lawsuit charges the soup company with labeling their tomato soups as low-sodium when they actually contain almost as much sodium as their regular soup. The housewives claim they were misled into paying more for the lower-sodium soups even though...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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