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

There are four more weeks until Spring, but Winter is still with us. Here are some recipes from Epicurious that will warm the still cold evenings. Bon appétit!

Chicken and Bacon Choucroute with Potato Salad

This chicken-meets-bacon-meets-sausage-meets-sauerkraut showstopper takes only 25 minutes in the oven. And there’s no carving needed: once this hearty main goes into the oven, your work is done and you can enjoy the party too.

Savory Dutch Baby for Two

Parmesan and thyme make this Baby savory, which makes it perfect to eat alongside eggs. But the real beauty of this recipe is that the batter can be made up to two days in advance—and kept in the fridge for an easy romantic breakfast for two.

Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup

Chicken noodle soup never gets old. If you don’t have udon for this recipe, use rice noodles or regular old spaghetti. A small knob of fresh turmeric can replace the dried type.

Make-Ahead Sheet-Pan Meatballs

This is the simplest way to make a large batch of meatballs that you can turn into a variety of dinners, from pasta to soup to sandwiches. Stash them in the freezer so they’re ready to cook at a moment’s notice.

Meatball Frittata with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

There may be no better way to stretch odds and ends around the kitchen than to make a frittata: there’s no crust to fuss with, the eggy matrix can handle almost any savory inclusions, and the frittata itself can be enjoyed hot or at room temperature.

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

A healthy dose of olive oil gives this rosemary-infused bread a rich, moist crumb and pale golden hue; it also helps it keep a little better than other European-style breads. Among other things, this is a wonderful and unconventional loaf for sandwiches.

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