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
Jacques Pépin shares another no-fuss appetizer idea for your next dinner party. To make this gravlax plate, cut 1 – 2 oz of salmon into thin slices. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper on a serving plate and place the salmon slices on top, adding more salt and pepper to finish. Cover the dish in plastic wrap and refrigerate until it’s time to add the garnish of your choice and serve. Jacques uses capers, onion, scallion, and basil here. Serve with bread.
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