Eating-Healthy Costs and a pinch of Medieval Cooking

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Eating healthy can cost more, but doesn't have to, experts say
Eating well doesn't have to cost more
Obesity experts are saying that the lousy economy threatens an already bulging waistlines, because nutritious food can be expensive. But a healthful diet doesn't have to be a budget-buster, there are foods that are nutrient-dense and inexpensive.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the recession cut heart-healthy seafood and leafy greens out of your budget? ...
... Are you squeezing boxed meals or fast food between two jobs?
Obesity experts say the lousy economy threatens to worsen Americans' already bulging waistlines ...
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Medieval stews are back on the menu
Ancient stew seems new again
The bargee pail method produces superb - and thrifty - stews.

Ancestor worship has its appeal. Visiting a shellfish farm in Madagascar two years ago, I became fascinated by the Malagasy custom of exhuming relatives, wrapping them in a freshly woven shroud and throwing an extravagant party in their presence. Before any family or business decision is made, traditional Malagasy families seek the approval of their ancestors, imagining their reaction to the situation. ...
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