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Is Clam Chowder Healthy? The Answer May Suprise You

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Ask a hundred random people, “Is clam chowder healthy?” and I guarantee that around ninety percent would say “No.” Let’s face it, anything that includes cream and bacon is automatically perceived as unhealthy by the majority of people. Overly rich and sludgy canned clam chowder furthers the perception that all clam chowder is unhealthy. As […]

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Dry Scallops: Why You Should Always Buy Them

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Shopping for seafood can be not just confusing but downright misleading. It’s hard to know what’s good quality and/or sustainable and what’s not. Take sea scallops, for example. All sea scallops sold in stores are either dry scallops or wet scallops. At seafood display counters, they’re often not labeled. But there’s a big difference between […]

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6 Tips for Eating Awesome Asian Street Food

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If you’re a foodie, it doesn’t get much better than Asian street food. The sounds of sizzling woks, grilling meats, bubbling curries, and simmering soups mingling with the fragrant aromas and bright colors of fresh chilies, spices, lemongrass, fruits, and exotic vegetables of all shapes and sizes is a feast for the senses. Experiencing Asian […]

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The Little-Known Nutrient in Seafood Soups

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In case you were guessing, the little-known nutrient in seafood soups is NOT omega-3s. Everyone knows about the health benefits of omega-3s. I know it. You know it. Your mother knows it. My mother knows it. Every doctor, every health website and every major health organization has been telling us this for decades now. Heck […]

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4 Reasons to Stop Eating Farmed Shrimp

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What follows is an excerpt from my cookbook, New England Soups from the Sea. Though the book includes 80 recipes for chowders, bisques, stews, and medleys, only one, a Portuguese Shrimp Mozambique, features shrimp. That doesn’t mean we need to stop eating shrimp entirely. But I do want the reader to be aware of the […]

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How to Wean Off Acid Blockers

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Many people are now becoming aware of the long-term dangers of taking acid blockers.  In part one of this two-part series, I discussed five reasons WHY you should stop taking acid blockers. Today, in part two, I’m going to discuss HOW to stop taking acid blockers.  Because for many people, it can be extraordinarily difficult to […]

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