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A look into the risks of land animal protein

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.

Earlier this year we shared with you a study funded by the beef industry that showed that those who consumed a Mediterranean-style diet that included 2.5 ounces of lean beef per day saw improved cholesterol scores over those following an "Average American Diet."

We noted at the time that this wasn't news: a Mediterranean-style diet allows up to 3.25 ounces of lean land animal protein per day, on average. So all this study did was emphasize that yes, beef, a land animal protein, can be part of a healthy diet.

Nope. Not news.

Today's research is not limited to beef (that is, meat from cows). Read the article »

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cauliflower Cheese Soup recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Broccoli and Cheese soup is a mainstay on restaurant menus and may be one of the best recipes ever created. It is super easy to make your own and there is everything to love – cheese, broccoli, creaminess, warmth. It is now just part of the American comfort food pantheon.

The best part is that it is a great way to get kids to eat veggies, and this Cauliflower Cheese Soup is no exception. It brings the same creamy, cheesy flavor to cauliflower and is both a comforting kids soup but also with a bit of sophistication.

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup recipe from Dr. Gourmet

The small amount of cumin and oregano is subtle but brings great flavor without overpowering the flavor of the black beans. You can use a lot of different spices in this soup - a bit of smoked paprika, some chili powder, or even a touch of cayenne pepper. Start low and go slow.