The Chinese dish known as congee is little more than rice and water boiled to a creamy consistency, which serves as a bland base for ingredients including shrimp, duck, ginger and mushrooms. Garnishes can include scallions, cilantro and salted chiles.
Delta Air Lines and Midwest Airlines will end their frequent-flier partnership on June 7, according to an announcement on Delta's website. Delta inherited the Midwest alliance when it took over Northwest Airlines, a part-owner of Midwest. But Midwest was subsequently acquired by Republic Airways, which is seeking to establish its own branded airline apart from the regional services it offers for several carriers -- including Delta.
Spanish researchers said an after-school exercise and activity program reduced the number of overweight and obese fourth- and fifth-grade girls but did not have the same effect on boys. The study also showed the two-year program resulted in lower cholesterol levels in girls and boys.
Nutritionists at the University of Wyoming have created "Commodity Chef Wyoming," a program modeled after TV's "Iron Chef" show to demonstrate how families can make great dishes from limited ingredient choices. Winning recipes included Sweeter than Sunshine Applesauce for the most creative dish and Peanut Butter Balls for the dish most likely to be made at home.
Providing healthy meals for a family can be expensive, but Internet comparison shopping, using multiple stores and paying close attention to sales and coupons can help save money, nutrition experts say. "One of the easiest ways to save money while eating nutritiously is to plan ahead," which reduces food costs, food waste and limits take-out purchases, registered dietitian Beth Stark says.