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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #59 -- New 2007 Articles & Clips on Family Nutrition
January 13, 2007

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Kindy's Musings....

Now every week, as your family dietitian, I will be scoping out the most relevant research and news that you can use to help your family make healthy nutrition and wellness choices.


...about the food industry we shop in as parents and educators...and family nutrition and health issues today.

As Obesity Fight Hits Cafeteria, Many Fear a Note From School [NY Times]
Reading Diet Articles Could Be Unhealthy [Associated Press]

Try the easy recipe below:



Serves: 6

Start to Finish: 2 hours (15 minutes of work). This includes time for cooking the rice, which can be done in advance


1 cup uncooked wild rice

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1/2 to 3/4 cup dried sour cherries, halved (optional)

1/2 to 3/4 cup dried cranberries

1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons grated orange zest

1 cup orange sections

1/4 cup orange juice

Black pepper to taste

1/4 cup minced fresh chives or scallions

1/4 cup minced fresh mint

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Strips of orange peel Minced parsley


1. Place the wild rice in a medium-sized saucepan and add 2 1/2 cups water. Cover the pan and heat to a boil.

2. Lower the heat to the slowest possible simmer, and cook, covered and undisturbed, until tender. This will take about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.

3. When the wild rice is cooked, fluff it thoroughly with a fork to let the steam escape, gently stir in the garlic, salt, dried fruit, lemon juice, grated orange zest, about half of the orange sections, and the orange juice. (Fluff the pilaf with a fork as you stir.)

4. Add black pepper to taste. Let it stand for at least 30 minutes, to let the flavors mingle.

5. Serve at room temperature, or cold. (If you want to serve it warm, just place the covered pan back in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 minutes, or until heated through.)

6. Shortly before serving, stir in the chives or scallions and the mint. Place the reserved orange sections on top, and sprinkle with strips of orange peel and a little minced parsley, if desired.

Adapted from Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven,

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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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