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Doctor Foster

By Bob on April 20, 2017 2:38 AM

You know the old saying, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"?

Well, if you're into that sort of thing, I've got the perfect series for you: Doctor Foster

The British series originally aired on BBC One in 2015 and it's a gem (pun intended). Doctor Foster centers on Doctor Gemma Foster, a loving wife, mother and trusted doctor whose perfect world is upended by her husband's affair with a 22-year-old.

Doctor Foster - now streaming on Netflix

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Once discovered, Gem's jealousy makes her borderline insane. As the lies and betrayal are revealed, she finds herself behaving in ways she could never have imagined.

Determined to find out the truth, she dives head first into an investigation that reveals secrets that slowly unravel her life. 

British actress Suranne Jones disappears into the role of jilted spouse, caring mother and overworked physician with scene-tearing authenticity. She's a lot of fun to watch throughout the five-episode series - especially when she's paired with her onscreen philandering husband Simon (Bertie Carvel). 

If you enjoyed Showtime's The Affair, or the Michael Douglas/Glenn Close film, Fatal Attraction you're going to love Doctor Foster.

When this series first aired on the BBC it was the nation's number one show. The Season One finale was viewed by more than ten million Brits (that's the equivalent of fifty million U.S. households). 

Doctor Foster Season One is streaming on Netflix now. Season two (yes, it's that good) is currently shooting in England.

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.

Tips:

If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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