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 Week

It’s the sweltering days and nights of August, a good time to keep cooking light, quick and easy. It helps if you have a grill but heavy frying pan on top of the stove works just as well. Here are some quick recipes that fir the bill and also makes use of fresh Summer produce.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Salt-and-Pepper Butter

This low-fuss, spreadable salt-and-pepper butter makes seasoning your grilled corn a one-step affair at the dinner table.

Grilled Cheese With Peak Tomatoes

Progression of a tomato sandwich: On buttered bread with salt; on bread with mayo and cheddar; seasoned and grilled with cheddar and mayo.

Grilled Fish With Salsa Verde

This parsley sauce, made with capers and garlic, is a perfect complement to mild-tasting cod.

Middle Eastern-Inspired Herb and Garlic Chicken

This recipe was inspired by the Middle Eastern dried seasoning mix called za’atar, a combination of herbs (usually thyme, oregano and marjoram), sesame seeds and sumac, often spiked with salt. Here, fresh herbs are substituted for the dried, which, along with fresh parsley and mint and plenty of lemon and garlic, are used to marinated boneless chicken thighs.

Spanish-Style Shrimp With Garlic

Garlic and shrimp take center stage in this classic Spanish dish, which is served as a tapa in Spain but also makes a great main dish. Serve with rice, or if serving in earthenware dishes, with crusty bread for dipping.

Sautéed Corn, Greens, Bacon and Scallions

Here, a colorful medley of fresh corn, bell pepper, and kale are sautéed with bacon fat, butter and shallots, then tossed with bacon bits and scallions. It’s endlessly versatile – substitute carrots or summer squash for peppers, onions for shallots, spinach for kale.

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Catch-Up HPV Shots Work for Teen Girls

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Women On Herceptin Need Regular Heart Checks

Study: Hepatitis-Infected Kidneys OK to Transplant

Women With Heart Attack Do Better If Doc is Female

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