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Red Meat & Cholesterol

This episode introduces good health and nutrition to the meals we eat, and sets the theme for the entire first series with one of the most common dietary dilemmas in America, the issue of red meat and cholesterol. The savory and taste-temping recipes, including bitter/sweet steak salad and roast lamb with chimichurri and ratatouille, puts into proportion how much is too much red meat and whether dietary cholesterol is actually the health threat we were convinced it was decades ago. In this episode, David travels to his seaside getaway in Scotland for a beachside lamb barbecue — Hebridean-style — before heading back to his studio kitchen near Palm Springs to roast the lamb home-style.

The episode wraps up with the "Second Helpings" segment, featuring resident dietician Elizabeth Kelsey discussing healthy portions for red meat meals, the truth about dietary cholesterol and the greater concern we should have concerning overall saturated fat in our foods. Next is an upbeat "Earn What You Eat" golf segment to leave viewers with the important message that physical activity is just as important to a healthy lifestyle as fresh, nutritious and flavorful food.

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Food Over 50

This episode poses the question, "What characteristic do we prefer in our food? Is it the varying degrees of mouth-tingling HEAT from capsaicin, or the tastebud-teasing FLAVOR from layers of earthy and aromatic spice?" Or an even better question might be, "Why not both?" Entitled "Heat vs. Flavor: The Benefits Of Chilies & Spice," this lip-smacking episode introduces us to the cuisines of The Caribbean, India and China by exploring the potent culinary relationships between heat and spice in a trio of intensely appetizing recipes.

  • 2020-01-25T23:00:00-08:00
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Food Over 50

Quality Calories: Eat Better & Count Less! That's the title of this episode and it means exactly what it says. By consuming fresher, more wholesome foods, cooked without greasy coatings or rich sauces we can appease our appetites and enjoy our meals without adding a calculator to the table setting! David creates a garden-rich, wickedly tasty Spanish Tortilla that balances egg and cheese protein with the healthy bulk of new potatoes, chick peas and green beans, plus the subtle but provocative flavors of anchovy and sun-dried tomato. Yum!

  • 2020-02-01T23:00:00-08:00
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Whether or not we flirt with hypertension, a diet that Reduces, Replaces and Removes excess sodium, especially hidden sodium from preservatives, is important at any age. So, instead of adding too much salt to our meals, in this episode of Food Over 50 we are "Subtracting Sodium." Chef/host David Jackson builds a variety of sushi rolls, or NoriMaki, that are far easier to make than we might think. Not only is there less rice to reduce the carb load, but David uses fresh lemon to replace half the salty soy sauce, including an extra special sodium reducing trick!

  • 2020-02-08T23:00:00-08:00
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Do you recall the decades-old suppertime entreaty by our parents to "eat your roughage?" These days we call it fiber, but the sentiment is the same. That's why in this episode we're truly "Roughing It!" We'll be introduced to a Salmagundi, enlightened by an Antipasto and downright impressed by Tomates Farcies Au Pois! Food Over 50's chef/host David Jackson prepares three delectable recipes, each remarkably high in fiber but resembling broom straw and tree bark not at all!

  • 2020-02-15T23:00:00-08:00
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Gluten vs. Gluten Free? Are we confused by the whole Gluten issue? Exactly what it is? What it does? Who it impacts? What are the symptoms of Gluten sensitivity? Well, in this episode we examine the facts about this stretchy little protein found in wheat, rye and barley. We dispel some of its myths and verify its truths by talking to a noted gastroenterologist and the past chair of the California Wheat Commission & U.S. Wheat Associates to examine both sides of the Gluten story. And equally important, chef/host David Jackson whips up Pasta and Pancakes!

  • 2020-02-22T23:00:00-08:00
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