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The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
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To slice shallow cuts in the surface of foods. This is done with meats to help tenderize them. In the case of the skin of fish, scores (slices) are made so that the skin will not curl during cooking.
Sometimes the skin of fruits are scored for decorative purposes. In the case of those with slightly bitter skins, like cucumbers, scoring will help to remove some of the harsh flavor.