Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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What to Cook This Weekend

Cooler weather is upon us here in the northeast, and despite the lack of rain, the leaves are showing some color though not as vibrant as years past. It’s a good time to hit the local farm stands where pumpkins and other squash are plentiful, as are apples. The tomato plant is giving up the last of the summer fruit. Even the green ones can be sliced thick, coated with corn meal and served with a spicy remoulade. Here are a few recipes to cook this weekend using those ingredients.

Baked Chicken With Crispy Parmesan and Tomatoes

Think of this as an easy version of chicken Parmesan, tender chicken, tangy tomatoes and crispy bits of Parmesan.

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

Crisp fall mornings call for cozy breakfasts, and these fluffy pumpkin pancakes are just the thing to warm you right up.

Zucchini and Carrot Fritters With Yogurt-Mint Dip

Halibut With Brown Butter, Lemon and Sage

This is a simple method for cooking firm, white-fleshed fish on the stovetop from start to finish.

Baked Ziti

This baked ziti is layered almost like a lasagna to ensure every bite has enough creamy ricotta, stringy mozzarella and tangy tomato sauce.

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