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 Fresh vegetables prepared at the Provision Kitchen. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The...

A Q&A with Whitney McClendon, owner of the Provision Kitchen in Nichols Hills Plaza

Published: Mon, Mar 28, 2016

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” — Hippocrates A great many food additives that are entrenched in American foods have been banned in the European Union and elsewhere. Although the U.S. Food...

Food is one of the Creator’s most tender 'love letters'

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Growing up in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, we baby boomers bought into the idea of “better living through chemicals.” There was a pill for everything.

But in more recent decades, the medical world has been retreating from that notion — at a snail's pace, but retreating none the less.

Pros and cons to going vegan   It's trendy and healthy, but will the strict diet work for you?

Pros and cons to going vegan

It's trendy and healthy, but will the strict diet work for you?

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Not long ago, the idea of following a strict vegan diet ­was considered extreme and impractical. A vegan does not eat any animal products — no meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy or honey.

Yet interest has grown lately.

Popularity of fermented foods on the rise

Popularity of fermented foods on the rise

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Fermentation as a way to preserve food has been practiced by cultures throughout the world for millennia. Some even believe Noah used fermentation to preserve food while on the ark.

In recent years, fermentation has gained popularity for its health advantages. And while some claim it is a panacea for everything from rheumatoid arthritis to acid reflux, the jury is still out on what fermentation can and cannot do.

How the MIND diet is fighting cognitive decline

How the MIND diet is fighting cognitive decline

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The research is clear: What you eat has a big impact on your brain. In fact, the right foods — and combinations of foods — can enhance memory, build new brain cells and even help ward off Alzheimer's.

Nutrition noise: What should you trust?

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Clamorous [klam-er-uh s]: noisily inconsistent vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction; vigorous demands or complaints.

Everyone has an opinion and everyone is seeking his or her own truth. In these categories — politics, parenting and food — we each bring our own experiences and observations to the table for discussion.

 Fresh pies at the Boulevard Cafeteria, before its December closing in Midtown. [Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman Archives]

Fresh pies at the Boulevard Cafeteria, before its December closing in Midtown. [Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman Archives]

Cafeterias were a capital idea in Oklahoma City's history

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Editor's note: When Anna Maude Smith opened the doors to her Oklahoma City cafeteria in 1928, the menu offered what Anna Maude herself touted as "wholesome" food.

It also set the stage for diners to enjoy a meal that was balanced and home-cooked with an eye toward the burgeoning concept of nutrition.

EWG’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Clean 15’ fruits and vegetables

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THE ‘DIRTY DOZEN'

Environmental Working Group's list of non-organic fruits and vegetables to avoid due to pesticide content.  

1. Apples

2. Peaches

3. Nectarines

4. Strawberries

5. Grapes

6. Celery

7. Spinach

8. Sweet bell peppers

9. Cucumbers

10. Cherry tomatoes

11. Snap peas (imported)

12. Potatoes

 

THE ‘CLEAN 15'

Environmental Working Group's list of non-organic produce least likely to hold pesticide residues.

1. Avocados

2. Sweet corn*

3. Pineapples

4. Cabbage

5. Sweet peas (frozen)

6. Onions

7. Asparagus

8. Mangos

9. Papayas*

10. Kiwi

11. Eggplant

8 secrets to savor the flavor of healthy food

8 secrets to savor the flavor of healthy food

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If you're like most people and don't get excited over the idea of eating broccoli, don't pick up the chips and soda just yet. Registered dietitian Stephanie Parker shares eight secrets to add a little pizzazz to those bland and boring foods.

Ree Drummond hates me and other painful truths about non-cooking

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I have always been a proud non-cook. To the point of being obnoxious about it.

You see, I was the well-dressed woman in heels and perfect hair who entered the second-grade classroom with all those adoring children dying for a good snack and, horror of horrors, brought STORE-BOUGHT GOODIES.

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