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He's a poster child for plant-based diets, but the author of the brand-new "Vegan Before 6:00" says he won't make his no animal-products policy a 24-hour commitment. See what Mark Bittman says about the science for and against his way of life and then listen to his interview with Growing Bolder about teaching even bad chefs how to cook.
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Now, if you're spending some time with friends and family this weekend, you're probably kicking off the unofficial start of summer with a barbecue or pool party. To make sure you have a fabulous day but stay safe, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
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It just takes one bite of bad or undercooked meat to turn a fun weekend into a trip to the ER, so make sure you know how to tell if your food is cooked safely. Here are four things to look for
Are germs hiding in your kitchen?
You may be taking all the proper precautions outside when grilling, but do you know where danger lurks inside? Check out the main sources of germ trouble in your kitchen (hint: beware the blender!).
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