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This episode focuses on the dietary challenges of "Eating Outdoors." Meat-heavy tailgate barbecues and convenience-oriented camping fare like hot dogs, canned chili and S'mores pose a problem to those of us who can't, or at shouldn't, eat like teenagers anymore! Where we eat often impacts what we eat, and al fresco dining before the big game, or out in the woods, requires greater dietary diligence than cooking and eating at home.

Chef/host David Jackson creates an impressive poulet jardin, which translates to chicken in the garden. It's eight tasty and well-presented recipes in one, most of them plant-based and colorful, and artfully arranged on a huge silver platter. David begins the show on location, shopping for a rainbow of vegetables at the Joshua Tree Certified Farmer's Market near his desert home.

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Sun Mar 8th, 9:30am
Mon Mar 9th, 1:30am
Mon Mar 9th, 5:30am
Sun Mar 15th, 5:30am

Farm-to-table cooking is mighty popular these days, but unless we have our own backyard garden, farm-to-table is often easier said than done. That's why chef/host David Jackson stands in front of a corn field to introduce us to "Garden Variety Cooking." In this episode David emphasizes the plant-based, but not necessarily plant-exclusive theme of many of his recipes.

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.

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Sun Mar 22nd, 9:30am
Mon Mar 23rd, 1:30am
Mon Mar 23rd, 5:30am
Sun Mar 29th, 5:30am

In this episode we're "Minimizing Meat: Recipes for the Cautious Carnivore!" It's no secret that when it comes to eating red meats and poultry - at our age - the selection, preparation and portioning are very important. Smaller, leaner cuts are best. Plus, more healthful cooking methods keep the steaks, chops and cutlets from wallowing in their own fat, or swimming in extraneous sauces. A well-balanced meal that includes meat is a simple equation - one quarter from the butcher shop, one quarter from the granary or potato bin, and fully half our plate from the garden!

Healthy Omega-3 fatty acids are found in a variety of fresh foods, but according to resident dietician and "Second Helpings" co-host, Elizabeth Kelsey, seafood, particularly finned fish like salmon and mackerel, is the most efficient source for our bodies. Episode three begins beside Uig Bain the Outer Hebrides, and leads the viewers through three great seafood recipes high in Omega-3's. They include mussels marinara, smoked mackerel pate, and foil roasted salmon with lemon and dill.

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