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Food Network Magazine September 2016

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1 min.
dinners under 500 calories

Here’s what’s extra good for you in this issue. PORK TENDERLOIN WITH SHREDDED BRUSSELS SPROUTS PAGE 100 CALORIES: 440 GRILLED STEAK WITH GREEK CORN SALAD PAGE 110 CALORIES: 470 GRILLED SESAME CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS PAGE 102 CALORIES: 410 BEEF AND SUMMER SQUASH CHILI PAGE 112 CALORIES: 390 POWER COUPLE The Mediterranean diet is known for being good for the heart, and new research has pinpointed why: The unsaturated fats found in nuts, fish and olive oil react with nitrites in leafy greens and other vegetables to create nitro fatty acids that can lower blood pressure. To pair greens with unsaturated fats, try the Grilled Salmon Cobb Salad (page 163) or the Grilled Surf and Turf Salad (page 165). Both have olive oil–based dressings. PICKING APPLES You know in your gut that apples are good for you, but here’s proof: A new study…

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star search

Who’s your biggest fan? WIN A STAR-STUDDED TRIP TO NYC! Enter for a chance to mingle with the stars at the annual Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival! One lucky reader will win an amazing prize package: two tickets to five festival events, round-trip airfare, two-night hotel accommodations, plus a behind-the-scenes Food Network experience and a VIP dinner at a Food Network star’s restaurant. To enter, visit foodnetwork.com/nycwffsweeps. NAME THIS DISH! June Contest Winners Plums Up! Kate Gamble Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ RUNNERS -UP Rule of Plum M. Bowker Williamsburg, VA Plum’s the Word Rachel Teichman Houston Plum a Colada Sandy Schatz Stokesdale, NC COCKTAIL: RALPH SMITH. SKYLINE: GETTY IMAGES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Food Network Magazine Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Sweepstakes. Sponsored by Hearst Communications, Inc. Beginning August 2, 2016,…

2 min.
tia mowry

Aussie anything “For some reason, I am obsessed with Australian brands. I like Valley Eyewear sunglasses, and I wear a lot of One Teaspoon denim—I fell in love with their stuff when Beyoncé wore it. ” Spleen sunglasses in Baby Pink to Tort Fade, $200; valleyeyewear.com Go-to lotion “Murad skincare products really work for me. The company takes a scientific approach and does tons of research, and they put SPF in a lot of their products. ” Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, $72; murad.com Workout wear “For me, working out isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about feeling great. It’s my time to zone out, chill, be happy and recharge. I don’t even look at my phone. It’s also all about fashion for me—I’m not the girl working out in her old college T-shirt.” Nike Free RN…

2 min.
taking cover

Right around the height of everyone’s kale obsession (mid-2014 or so), I had a theory that kale soup would make a great cover for the magazine. “America loves kale!” I told my boss. “This will be a huge seller!” I don’t know how you all feel about kale these days, but I can tell you that when we finally put kale soup on the cover—a bowl of green stuff with more green stuff as garnish—it was one of our worst-selling issues of all time. You know which covers have been big hits? Meatballs, pasta, cupcakes…the stuff we truly love eating. We’ve been publishing this magazine for eight years now, but figuring out which food to put on the cover every month never gets any easier. There are so many questions: Should…

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1 French toast is a top search term on foodnetwork.com in September. Make a stack and layer it with dulce de leche. 3 Do some pickling this weekend: Boil ½ cup each rice vinegar and water with 1 tablespoon each salt and sugar. Pour over 4 sliced cucumbers and refrigerate 2 hours. 5 Make frozen lemonade for a Labor Day cookout: Freeze 6 cups lemonade in a glass baking dish for 4 hours, scraping with a fork every 30 minutes. 7 It’s back-to-school season! Give kids breakfast in parfait form: Layer yogurt and berries in glasses; serve with sliced toaster waffles. 9 Congress named our country the United States of America 240 years ago today. Toast with a glass of hard cider—it was the drink of choice at the time. 11 Get plums at your…

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you asked

Katie, what’s the difference between sparkling water, seltzer and club soda? And which do you recommend for mixed drinks? Zayira Fuentes Arecibo, Puerto Rico With so many types of fizzy water, it’s easy to get confused! They all get bubbles from carbon dioxide, but sparkling water is often naturally occurring and usually has minerals in it. Seltzer is plain water that has been carbonated. And club soda is carbonated water with other ingredients, like sodium bicarbonate (found in baking soda) for flavor. All three are suitable for mixed drinks. —Katie Lee Melissa, do you have any recipes for great French pastries? Lela Robinson via Facebook Try making filled cookies called pochettes (you can get one of my recipes at foodnetwork.com/pochettes). I admit they’re not actually French, but they remind me of little desserts my family gets…