You can pre-make this tamale pie and chill it for serving later. It will take about 25 minutes in the oven to reheat but makes great leftovers.
I like making this recipe using chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. The problem is that you open the can and don't use all of the peppers. The good news is that they freeze really well - just place each chili in an individual plastic bag (use tongs or a fork, not your bare fingers!) and put in the freezer. They'll take just a few minutes to thaw the next time you need a chipotle.
This is not fussy and not fancy. The combination of sweet prunes, salty olives, tart capers, savory chicken and vinegar is the perfect blend of ingredients. Great recipes are about balance and this is a perfect balance of flavors. Served over nutty brown rice and you have a great meal - and even better leftovers.
Shrimp, peas, and mushrooms are made for each other. It doesn't matter what the culture or language - Asian, French, Italian or American. The balance of ginger, garlic, and five spice powder makes this recipe sharp and sweet at the same time. A great combination.
So many factors outside of ourselves can influence what we eat, when, and how much. Just having snacks around can make you want to eat them (Bite, 9/18/13), and using larger plates or bowls can lead you to eat more, even if you know better (Bite, 10/06/06), the food isn't very good, or you're not even hungry. Worse yet, if you are hungry you're more likely to eat more and you're more likely to eat unhealthy food even when healthier options are available.
Researchers the world over are looking for ways to help people make better, healthier choices, even in the face of daily challenges like these. One technique that gets a fair amount of attention is known as "mindfulness." The idea of mindfulness is to help people pay attention to their internal feelings of hunger (and its opposite, satiety - the feeling of being satisfactorily full). The hope is that this attention to actual physical feelings may help disrupt the external cues that lead people to eat more and help them make better choices.
Researchers in the Netherlands designed a study (Appetite 2014;(75):40-45) to see how hunger levels, portion size, and a mindfulness exercise would interact. Could mindfulness overcome both internal cues (hunger) as well as external cues (portion size)? Take a Moment »
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