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FitPerez Presents: Recipes Of The Day In 4 Ingredients!

Filed under: Exclusives!FoodRecipesMariko Amekodommo

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Want to try an amazing soup that is equally delicious and healthy as it is easy to make? Check out the newest recipe with just 4 ingredients from Mariko below!

Thai Pumpkin Soup

With a pumpkin and broth stash in your cabinet, you can make this soup faster than finding the number for delivery. Serves 4.

1 – 16 oz can pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp favorite curry paste (I use red or green)
2 ½ cups vegetable or chicken broth
Fresh chopped cilantro or mint (for garnish)

Mix all ingredients (except garnish) in saucepan until smooth. Simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, serve and garnish. Turn this soup into a complete meal by adding some protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu) and frozen vegetable mix like broccoli, cauliflower and carrots!

(74 calories, 2.5g fat, 12g carbs, 1.5g protein)

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Courtney Stodden LOLs!

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This impersonation of Courtney Stodden is so dead on!

Watch The Soup's latest ep of Courtney Stodden's Kinky Cooking.

LOLs! We imagine this is exactly what it looks like in their kitchen!

Ch-ch-check it out above!

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FDA Revising Nutritional Labels

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In the most recent attempt to improve our county's diet, the Food and Drug Administration is working on a proposal to change (and hopefully improve) several parts of the standard nutritional facts label printed on every food package we buy.

FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor cautions the labels are no quick fix to obesity, but help display important information that leads to healthier consumer decisions, saying:

"There's no question obesity is a central public health concern that the nutrition facts panel can play a role in. It's obviously not a magic wand but it can be an informative tool."

For starters, the FDA is aiming for the label's portion size to better reflect the reality of what we ACTUALLY consider a portion. A can of soup or a 20 ounce bottle of soda, for example, are recommended as 2 or more servings, while most down the entire contents in one sitting.

Sources say the new design is likely to emphasize calories, while changing or removing all together items that haven't proven useful such as "calories from fat" and the daily percent value numbers.

We're excited to see the new design and hope it is more effective in displaying the important information necessary for Americans to make healthy diet choices.

What would U like to see added or removed from nutrition facts labels?

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California Proposes Shark Fin Ban

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California proposes shark fin ban

Hooray!

California legislators are showing some love for sharks this Valentine's Day and have introduced a bill that would ban the posession, sale, or distribution of shark fins in the state!

During the brutal act of shark finning, fishermen slice the shark's fin off while the animal is still alive and then throw the shark back in the sea to die.

The disgusting practice kills millions of sharks annually and is driving some species of sharks toward extinction.

The fins are used in a Chinese delicassy called shark fin soup, which can cost as much as $40 a bowl!

We'll stick to Campbell's.

The proposed ban announced today follows a similar measure enacted in Hawaii last year, with Oregon and Washington also considering similar legislation.

Keep your fingers crossed that this bill passes, shark lovers!

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Bieber Fans Doing Good!

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In a contest thrown by Saskatoon radio station C95, Justin Bieber fans were desperate to win the Feed It To Bieber contest.

Whoever collected the most cans and packets of soup for the Saskatoon Food Bank won front row tickets and backstage passes to Justin's show at Credit Union Centre on Friday.

At the end of the contest, the food bank was loading up more 21,000 cans of soup.

C95 morning show co-host Ramblin' Dave Scharf said:

"Imagine a half-ton truck, the whole bed filled. There probably then would be 10 of those. 21,000 cans of soup later, you're just amazed at how much a part of the community C95 is, and how much our listeners are all kind of part of the same group and on the same team. It was a lot of fun."

The winners, Kelsey Salzsauler and Kayla Findlay, collected 2,507 cans and packs of soup while runner-up Cindy Madland brought in over 2,200.

"They just worked their behinds off and went door-to-door and asked for soup and/or money," added Scharf. "And what money they got, they bought soup."

Amazing. And now everyone is happy!

Enjoy the show, ladies.

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