Chicken: A Winner For So Many Dinners

The tried-and-true chicken breast will always deliver

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or new to the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with organic boneless, skinless chicken breast when preparing a home-cooked dinner or trying an untested recipe. Experiment and learn how to cook chicken breasts 5 ways. Try a splash of fish sauce to give it a southeast Asian flavor, a dollop of tomato paste for Italian, ancho chile for Mexican, a dash of curry powder for Indian, or red wine vinegar for Greek.


4 (6-ounce) boneles, skinless chicken breasts, thawed if frozen

Plus one of the following sets of ingredients:

1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons ground ancho chile
1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon whole milk plain yogurt
1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon very finely chopped fresh oregano


1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place chicken breasts in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Choose your set of ingredients; stir them together in a small bowl and rub evenly over chicken. Arrange chicken breasts, smooth-side down, in the dish and roast for 10 minutes. Carefully flip chicken, coating it in any browned pan juices, and continue roasting until just cooked through in center and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes more. Let rest for 10 minutes and then slice and serve.

Serving note: Consider topping the sliced chicken with the following:

For the Thai style, torn fresh mint and basil leaves and thinly sliced Thai chiles
• For the Italian style, chopped cherry tomatoes with a splash of balsamic vinegar
• For the Mexican style, a dollop of guacamole sprinkled with fresh cilantro
• For the Indian, paper-thin slices of red onion and a drizzle of coconut milk
• For the Greek, sliced cucumbers and crumbled feta cheese

For a lighter yet still satisfying meal, try this grilled chicken salad with tomatoes and oregano. Toss everything including your favorite mixed greens with the yogurt and olive dressing for another Greek-inspired meal. Refrigerate up to a day to pack for lunch tomorrow.


3/4 cup plain unsweetened soymilk yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and diced
1/3 cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives


1. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt and oregano. Stir in tomatoes, mashing them a little so they release their juices. Add chicken and olives and stir to coat. Serve immediately, or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

This Mexican-style Chicken Posole soup is soulful and satisfying. Switch up the chard leaves with escarole or spinach throughout the season because you will be making this again and again.


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, diced
5 poblano peppers, seeded and diced
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
5 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
5 cups thinly sliced chard leaves and stems (about 1/2 bunch)
1 (28-ounce) can hominy, drained and rinsed or 2 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/8 teaspoon ancho chile powder or cayenne pepper
2 limes, cut into wedges


1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, poblanos and garlic, and cook, stirring, until vegetables soften, 7 to 8 minutes. Add broth, chicken and salt, and cook until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer chicken with tongs to a cutting board and let cool 5 minutes. Shred chicken with 2 forks and return it to the pot. Add chard, hominy and oregano, and cook 5 minutes more. Taste and add ancho chile powder or cayenne pepper. Serve with lime wedges and additional garnishes of choice.

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The healthcare systems in the United States and the United Kingdom couldn't be more different.

The UK's National Health Service is the largest government-run healthcare system in the world and the US's is largest private sector system.

Almost all essential health services in the UK are free, whereas in America cost can vary wildly based on insurance, co pays and what the hospitals and physicians choose to charge.

A medical bill in the US

One of the largest differences is cost. The average person in the UK spends £2,989 ($3915) per year on healthcare (most of which is collected through taxes), whereas the average American spends around $10,739 a year.

So Americans should obviously be getting better care, right? Well, the average life expectancy in the UK is higher and infant mortality rate is lower than that in the US.

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Plus, in the U.S., only 84% of people are covered by private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Sixteen percent of the population are forced to pay out of pocket.

In the UK, everyone is covered unless they are visiting the country or an undocumented resident.

Prescription drugs can cost Americans an arm and a leg, but in the UK, prescriptions or either free or capped at £8.60 ($11.27).

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The one drawback to the NHS system is responsiveness. In the UK people tend to wait longer for inessential surgeries, doctor's appointments, and in emergency rooms. Whereas, the US is ranked as the most responsive country in the world.

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The New York Times printed a fair evaluation of the UK's system:

The service is known for its simplicity: It is free at the point of use to anyone who needs it. Paperwork is minimal, and most patients never see a bill. … No one needs to delay medical treatment until he or she can afford it, and virtually everyone is covered. …

According to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States spent 17.2 percent of its economic output on health care in 2016, compared with 9.7 percent in Britain. Yet Britain has a higher life expectancy at birth and lower infant mortality.

Citizens in each country have an interesting perspective on each other's healthcare systems. UK citizens think it's inhumane for Americans have to pay through the nose when they're sick or injured. While Americans are skeptical of socialist medicine.

A reporter from Politics Joe hit the streets of London and asked everyday people what they think Americans pay for healthcare and they were completely shocked.


Bans on plastic bags and straws can only go so far. Using disposable products, like grabbing a plastic fork when you're on the go, can be incredibly convenient. But these items also contribute to our growing plastic problem.

Fortunately, you can cut down on the amount of waste you produce by cutting down on disposable products. And even more fortunately, there are sustainable (and cute) replacements that won't damage the environment.

Coconut bowls


Who says sustainable can't also be stylish? These cute coconut bowls were handmade using reclaimed coconuts, making each piece one of a kind. Not only are they organic and biodegradable, but they're also durable, in case your dinner parties tend to get out of hand. The matching ebony wood spoons were polished with the same coconut oil as the bowls.

Cocostation Set of 2 Vietnamese Coconut Bowls and Spoons, $14.99; at Amazon

Solar powered phone charger


Why spend time looking around for an outlet when you can just harness the power of the sun? This solar powered phone charger will make sure your phone never dies as long as you can bask in the sun's rays. As an added bonus, this charger was made using eco-friendly silicone rubber. It's win-win all around.

Dizaul Solar Charger, 5000mAh Portable Solar Power Bank, $19.95; at Amazon, $19.95; at Amazon

Herb garden kit

Planter Pro

Put some green in your life with this herb planter. The kit comes with everything you need to get a garden growing, including a moisture meter that helps you determine if your herbs are getting the right amount of food to flourish. All the seeds included are certified to be non-GMO and non-hybrids, meaning you can have fresh, organic herbs right at your fingertips.

Planter Pro's Herb Garden Cedar Planter, $39.00; at Amazonedar Planter, $39.00; at Amazon

Reusable Keurig cups

K & J

Keurig cups are convenient, but they also create a ton of plastic waste. These Keurig-compatible plastic cups are an easy way to cut down on the amount of trash you create without cutting down on your caffeine. Additionally, you won't have to keep on buying K Cups, which means you'll be saving money and the environment.

K&J Reusable Filter Cups, $8.95 for a set of 4,; at Amazon

Low-flow shower head


Low-flow water fixtures can cut down your water consumption, which saves you money while also saving one of the Earth's resources. This shower head was designed with a lighter flow in mind, which means you'll be able to cut down on water usage without feeling like you're cutting down on your shower.

Speakman Low Flow Shower Head, $14.58; at Amazon

Bamboo safety razor


Instead of throwing away a disposable razor every time you shave, invest in an eco-friendly, reusable one. This unisex shaver isn't just sustainable, it's also sharp-looking, which means it would make a great gift for the holidays.

Zomchi Safety Razor, $16.99; at Amazon

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This August, the world watched as the Amazon burned. There were 30,901 individual fires that lapped at the largest rainforest in the world. While fires can occur in the dry season due to natural factors, like lightning strikes, it is believed that the widespread fires were started by loggers and farmers to clear land. Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, cites a different cause: the actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

DiCaprio wasn't accused of hanging out in the rainforest with a box of matches, however President Bolsonaro did accuse the actor of funding nonprofit organizations that allegedly set fires to raise donations.

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