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Trending Today: Chia Seeds

I’ve been holding off on posting about chia seeds but I’ve gotten so many questions about them recently, that I have to address the topic!  Chia seeds, popularly added to Kombucha and other trendy beverages, are being touted for their omega-3 content and fiber.  Some claim that they can help lower cholesterol, triglycerides and blood […]

Recipe: Minted Green Tea Yogurt Filled Raspberries

Anyone who’s ever had green tea ice cream knows that it’s an earthy flavor and with a little creamy sweetness, it becomes delicate and light.  I suggest using Matcha green tea because it’s finely ground and powdery. If you have large berries (or are using strawberries), use an egg carton to keep the berries upright.  […]

Recipe: Crispy Panko Fish Sticks with Tzatziki Dip

In an effort to embrace fish sticks, a popular fast food treat, this recipe offers a tasty and healthy alternative to the breaded and fried fast food sticks served with tartar sauce.  There are a few major changes to make ‘em healthier.   First and most obviously: don’t fry them.  Second, use fresh fish – if […]

The Symbiotics of Prebiotics and Probiotics

At this very moment you have about 400 living microorganisms living in your digestive tract. Some good, some not-so-good but for better or worse, they’re going to be there a while. The good ones help digest some foods, synthesize vitamins and build essential fatty acids.  They also maintain balance and help keep you regular.  Probiotics […]

Recipe: Spiced Plum Compote

Use this recipe as a topping for yogurt, dessert, french toast, or enjoy it on its own! Plums come in a variety of colors (green, yellow, red, purple, blue-black, amber) and you could easily make this recipe with any of them.  There are about 100 varieties of plums available around the United States, and the […]

Recipe: Polenta Cakes with Wild Mushrooms and Herbed Goat Cheese

I love polenta for its versatility and ability to compliment different ingredients and flavors.  Polenta is simply ground cornmeal and this dish can be made with a coarse grind, a finer grind, blue cornmeal (native to Navajo Indians), or even white cornmeal (native to Africa). I prefer stone ground cornmeal, which preserves some of the […]

Myth: All yogurts are created equal

TRUTH: There is an astounding amount of variability in the quality and healthfulness of different brands of yogurt.  If you read the ingredients of some yogurts, you might find that of the first 4 ingredients, 2 are forms of sugar.  Other versions list only 1 ingredient (other than the beneficial bacteria): milk. So how do […]

Recipe: Homemade Frozen Yogurt

New York City in the summer is amazing and brutal at the same time. The city never feels more alive, especially if you’re at Tasti-D, Pinkberry, 16 Handles, Red Mango, or any one of the hundreds of ice cream and gelato shops.  Instead of standing on line, make your own! The full fat version of […]

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu and Tips

Mother’s Day is one of the few days of the year when mom shouldn’t have to cook or clean!  Going out for mothers day brunch is nice, but if you’re scrambling for last minute ideas, staying in and cooking her bunch is a great way to spend time without spending too much money. I’m cooking […]

Recipe: Beet, Carrot, and Apple Slaw

This recipe is quick, easy, and packs a very nutritious punch.  More importantly though, it’s simple and delicious!  The beets give it a surprising sweetness and bright color, while the apples and carrots add other dimensions of flavor.  I’ve distributed hundreds of taste samples of this slaw and most people are very pleasantly surprised. The produce packs vitamins […]