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Food Network Magazine October 2017

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1 min.
to your health

DINNERS UNDER 500 CALORIES Try these light meals from our Weeknight Cooking section. SHRIMP AND BOK CHOY STIR-FRY PAGE 94 CALORIES: 490 MUSHROOM STROGANOFF TORTELLINI Page 100 CALORIES: 430 FLANK STEAK WITH BROCCOLI MAC AND CHEESE Page 96 CALORIES: 490 PORK CHIPS WITH SPICY APPLES AND CABBAGE PAGE 104 CALORIES: 470 TEA TIME Rigatoni with Cauliflower Puttanesca page 92 Pork and Collards Stew page 98 Carrot-Ginger Soup with Roasted Vegetables page 104 HOLD THE SALT Common wisdom says that salt makes you thirsty, but new studies of astronauts on a simulated mission found that increased salt intake made participants less thirsty—and hungrier. To avoid unnecessary hunger pangs (and the urge to overeat), keep your sodium level in check. These dinners are good choices: They all contain less than 600 milligrams of sodium (about ¼ teaspoon salt) per serving. Looking Good Chocolate probably won’t give you acne—but too…

2 min.
star spotlight

Daily uniform “My everyday outfit is jeans, a V-neck shirt and sneakers. My go-to jeans are 7 For All Mankind; their straight-leg styles fit me perfectly. And my current sneakers are Asics Tigers. I have a pair in just about every color.” Gel-Kayano Trainer EVO, $90; asicstiger.com Watching it “I picked up the habit of collecting watches from my dad. Nixon is my favorite brand right now; I own about 10 of their watches. When I’m feeling really fancy, I bring out my custom blinged-out Breitling watch that I bought during my football days.” 51-30 Tide, $425; nixon.com Weekend wear “I like to be relaxed on my days off. I stick to True Religion denim shorts during the summer, but in the fall and winter you’ll usually find me wearing a Nike tracksuit.” Basketball pants,…

1 min.
you’ve got game!

Everyone keeps saying that our country is divided, and you know what? It’s true. We are bitterly divided— on the issue of snack stadiums. Last tailgating season, we asked Food Network fans whether snack stadiums were “genius” or “ridiculous,” and the results came back 50–50. We asked the question because we were wondering if we should produce a snack-stadium feature for this issue, with instructions for building a coliseum out of cold cuts and crudités. Most of us on staff sided with the readers who voted “ridiculous,” so we nixed the idea of a snack-stadium how-to. But our food team suggested a compromise: We could build an edible stadium entirely out of cake instead! The finished product (part of this month’s special tailgating section) is on page 83. A funny thing happened after…

2 min.

1 Start the month with a day of baking! The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest launches today. Enter your best recipe at bakeoff.com for a chance to win! 3 Eat a turkey sandwich for lunch: The Thanksgiving Proclamation was issued on this day in 1789, declaring the first national Thanksgiving. 6 TGIF! Mix up a fall sangria: Combine 1 bottle sparkling wine, ½ cup apple juice, ¼ cup brandy, chopped apples and cinnamon sticks in a pitcher. 8 Good luck, Chicago marathoners! Those of us who aren’t running can eat a Chicago snack instead: cheddar popcorn and caramel corn. 9 Happy Columbus Day! Treat kids fun breakfast on their day off: emoji pancakes. Tint pancake batter yellow; use melted chocolate and fruit to make faces. 12 The New York City Wine & Food Festival kicks off tonight…

2 min.
you asked...

Damaris, what is your best tip for cooking for a crowd so you’re still able to spend time with your guests? Dawn Richards via Instagram My advice, if you’re cooking for a crowd, is to make a casserole or a dish that feeds a large group, like lasagna or enchiladas. You can do all of the work ahead of time and just pop the dish into the oven while you mingle with your guests. One of my go-to party dishes is a creamy pumpkin lasagna. Get my recipe at foodnetwork.com/pumpkinlasagna. —Damaris Phillips Geoffrey, my husband isn’t a fan of sweet cocktails, but he doesn’t like whiskey straight up, either. What kind of drink do you recommend? Abigail Kim Pasadena, CA Your husband should get into the world of sours—cocktails that are usually made with citrus juice,…

2 min.
food news

HOW SWEET IT IS If you have a sweet tooth, you might actually have been born with it. Scientists have recently identified a hormone that controls cravings for sugary foods, especially candy. The researchers found that people with certain levels of the hormone were 20 percent more likely to consume large quantities of sweets than the other participants in the study. The good news: Anyone caught sneaking candy this Halloween can just blame it on biology. SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN Chew On This! Apparently some cows are eating as much candy as sugar-crazed teenagers. Not too long ago, a truck full of candy overturned on its way to a dairy farm in Wisconsin. The explanation: Some farmers add candy to livestock feed as a way to give extra carbs to cattle. SAY WHAT? If you’ve ever…