Eat like a lineman

The average woman needs about 1,800 or 2,000 calories to get through her day. For the average man, it is more like 2,400 calories. But what if you’re an athlete? What if you’re, say, an offensive lineman on a professional football team? The more you physically exert yourself, the more calories you need for fuel. The average offensive lineman…

Collards are the new Kale

  Who’s been messing with our mess of collards? For a couple of hundred years in the South, cooks have been content with the same plan: Cut out the tough stems, cut up the big leaves, cook them for a long, long (long, long) time, until they’re falling apart and intensely collardy. Serve them up with a little pepper vinegar. It was good

Take this opportunity to feast on late seasonal produce

Signs that summer is wrapping up have arrived. Kids have started going back to school; NFL preseason games are underway; night temperatures are dropping; and prices of strawberries and blueberries have hit $4 and change. Soon yellow squash and zucchini will be giving way to their cool-weather cousins such as butternut and spaghetti, and apples

Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall Video

(UPDATED August 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm CT) BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries resumed selling its products at some locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination at some plants prompted health concerns that drew the regulatory scrutiny of federal and state

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Eat like a lineman

The average woman needs about 1,800 or 2,000 calories to get through her day. For the average man, it is more like…

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Collards are the new Kale

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