Archive for February 2016

Easy New Year's Shrimp

It’s fun to celebrate different holidays and food traditions from around the world.  This dish, Easy New Year’s Shrimp, is one you can serve to help celebrate Chinese New Year – a holiday which started last Monday and continues for 15 days.  This year is the Year of the Monkey, one of twelve animals from the Chinese zodiac. 

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Poached Egg and Avocado on Toast

The avocado, or alligator pear, has enjoyed recent popularity as the star of guacamole and a number of popular Mexican dishes.  In the nutrition world, avocados have been studied for their effects on cardiovascular disease with particular attention to the type of fat found in the avocado (high percentage of monounsaturated fats) and other nutrients such as potassium, which may help with heart health, and phytosterols which may help with cholesterol levels. 

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