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Food Network Magazine May 2017

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1 min.
to your health

DINNERS UNDER 500 CALORIES Try these light meals from our Weeknight Cooking section. CHILI-SPICED COD WITH ROASTED CABBAGE SLAW CALORIES: 440 GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN AND SWEET POTATOES CALORIES: 390 CHIPOTLE SKIRT STEAK WITH GREEN BEANS CALORIES: 430 SHRIMP AND PEPPER JACK GRITS CALORIES: 430 Go Nuts! Eating just a handful of nuts every day may reduce your risk of death from various diseases, according to a recent review of 20 studies. People who frequently ate nuts had a lower risk of heart, respiratory and infectious diseases as well as cancer and diabetes than people who didn’t consume nuts. Benefits were achieved by eating an average of just one ounce of nuts a day—about two dozen almonds. Beans, Beans Legume-based meals can be more filling than meat-based meals, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen. Participants who were given highprotein beans…

1 min.
star search

How do you take your tacos? COLORADO VACATION GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win a getaway to Vail, CO, and have some summer fun—adventure sports, great restaurants, farmers’ markets and more! One lucky reader and a guest will win a three-day, two-night trip, plus $500 and a selection of Nestea products. Go to foodnetwork.com/simplesolutionssweepstakes by June 20 to enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States and Washington, DC, age 21 or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. ET on April 4, 2017, and ends at 5 p.m. ET on June 20, 2017. For full official rules, prize disclosures and to enter, visit www.foodnetwork.com/simplesolutionssweepstakes. Sponsored by Television Food Network, G.P.,…

1 min.
in the mex

One of the plus sides of growing up in a military family is that every three or four years you’re uprooted from your school and friends and forced to move clear across the United States, or the world. Just kidding—this is not at all a plus. There is, however, some good that can come of all the relocating: Sometimes, you get lucky and land in a place with really great food. When I was in grade school, my dad’s tours took us to Alabama and Louisiana (for meat pies and beignets), and after that, to Germany (for the world’s greatest sausage). And then, in the middle of high school, we were sent to Phoenix. I cried when I heard the news. This was a pretty dire assignment for a socially…

2 min.
you asked...

Sunny, cilantro tastes like soap to me. What can I use in its place? Marian Zanetti Green Cove Springs, FL Not liking cilantro is a genetic thing, so don’t think your palate is off. People say you can substitute parsley because it’s in the same family, but it can’t really compare. Just skip cilantro in salsas and guacamole. If you want to experiment with cilantro-adjacent flavors in other recipes, try whole or ground coriander seed. The cilantro plant grows from coriander seeds, which taste more earthy and less soapy. Why do I think this might work? Because I don’t like black licorice but I love fennel, which has a faint licoriceadjacent flavor. —Sunny Anderson Guy, which tortilla chips should I use when I make chilaquiles? They always soak up the salsa too soon and…

1 min.
color this dish!

How to enter: 1 Color this taco—on this page, a photocopy or a page printed from foodnetwork.com/colorthisdish. 2 Go to foodnetwork.com/colorthisdish and submit a scan or photo of your finished work. The winner will receive $500 and three runners-up will each receive $50. Color the best-looking taco and you’ll receive $500 courtesy of Sherwin- Williams and Food Network Magazine. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Color This Dish! Contest. Sponsored by Hearst Communications, Inc. Beginning April 11, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. ET through May 3, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “ Entry Period ” ), go to foodnetwork.com/colorthisdish on a computer or wireless device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions. All entries must include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and a scanned copy or…

1 min.
in the know

Sour Power Put that margarita garnish to good use this month and take a photo or video of yourself biting into a lime. The Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease Challenge, now in its third year, kicks off May 1 and aims to drum up awareness for the tick-borne illness (and raise money for research) through a social media campaign similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Just bite in, share your picture or video with #LymeDiseaseChallenge and tag three friends so they’ll do the same. For more information, visit lymediseasechallenge.org or projectlyme.org. PHOTO: RALPH SMITH; FOOD STYLING: BRETT KURZWEIL.…