Roots to Fruits: Eat Pea Pods, Cauliflower Leaves, and Onion Peels

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Avoid food waste – eat your peels, roots and vegetable “waste” like pea pods, onion skins and cauliflower leaves. Want another reason to feel virtuous? Alright – remind yourself that your local landfill isn’t one tiny bit fuller because you cooked. But let’s not dwell on smelly, pollution-charged landfills when we’re contemplating dinner. Let’s look […]

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Saffron Spice Fights Liver Cancer

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Researchers in Al Ain find that saffron can protect your liver from cancer. Great news just in time for Christmas: Arab scientists from the United Arab Emirates have located anti-cancer compounds in the much loved and expensive spice saffron. Known for centuries as a home remedy, the research project led by Professor Amr Amin from […]

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Applesauce for Hanukkah Latkehs RECIPE

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Make your own applesauce for Hannukah meals this year. It’s surprisingly easy. Apples are in full season – just when they’re urgently needed. For cooking down into applesauce, of course, because during the Hebrew holiday of Hannukah, those delicious latkehs need that sweet apple touch for toppings. If you need a traditional latkeh recipe, here […]

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RECIPE: Easy Moroccan Orange Salad

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A slightly sweet, floral salad that goes surprisingly well with tomatoes and onions. Does this seem more like dessert than a side dish? Yet this ultra-easy salad of orange slices works well next to the main dish as well as after the meal. Children love it, and it’s a good way to get some vitamin […]

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Freekah, Feta and Fig Salad RECIPE

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This hearty freekah-based salad combines earthy, pungent, and sweet tastes. Perfect for winter eating. Freekah is one of Green Prophet’s favorite superfoods. It’s so nutritious, it shouldn’t even taste good – which it does. And it’s versatile. You can substitute it for rice in many recipes, such as our Lebanese Lentil Soup. Always searching for […]

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UAE Tests Produce for Pesticides

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Protecting food security in Abu Dhabi. A press release from the United Arab Emirate’s Ministry of Environment and Water states that in the past year, 8000,000 fruit and vegetables were tested for safe levels of pesticide residues. It seems that the scandal in Egypt over illicit pesticides resonates all over the Middle East.

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Pork-Flavored Goose Coming To Israel Soon

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Organic feed gives a surprising taste to geese. Kosher-keepers can thank the organic market for a new taste sensation: flesh that tastes exactly like pork, only  kosher. Pork-flavored goose, from Spain, that is. The  phenomenon is attributed to a particular organic feed that the geese eat. It would be interesting to know if Halal authorities […]

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Lifestyle Poor for Abu Dhabi Women’s Health, Pregnancies, Babies

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Lifestyle diseases associated with excess are undermining maternal and fetal health in Abu Dhabi. According to 2010 statistics by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), 20 percent of Emirati women and 18 percent of expatriate women in the emirate have diabetes. In addition, 38 percent of Emirati women and 32% of expatriate women are obese.  […]

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