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Category Archives: Healthy Cooking & Eating

Don’t Store All Produce in the Refrigerator

May 7, 2015
Don’t Store All Produce in the Refrigerator
While we intuitively think that anything put in the refrigerator will last longer, you shouldn’t store certain produce in the refrigerator because it may lose a lot of flavor.  It can also lose its characteristic texture when doing so.  Here’s a quick guide to get the most out of your produce.   TOMATOES Always...

Strong Bones

December 2, 2014
Strong Bones
Nutrition Action Health Letter had an interesting article this month on bone health.  Bone health isn’t just for women to be concerned about.  Men can also get osteoporosis.  While genes play into the problem, what you eat and whether you exercise, smoke, or overdo alcohol are even more important...

What’s On Your Wish List for the Holidays?

November 25, 2014
What’s On Your Wish List for the Holidays?
Anyone who enjoys cooking or even wants to learn should consider adding some kitchen equiment to their wish list for thier holiday gifts.  I think a must have is a pressure cooker.  With time being so limited for many to get a meal on the table, a pressure cooker can speed up the cooking process often...

Become the Master of Meringues

November 24, 2014
Become the Master of Meringues
How many failed dishes have you made that required beaten egg whites?  Whether the frothy egg whites become part of the dish or splendidly sit on top, if you don’t beat them correctly, you’ll know immediately by the resulting dish.  Maybe your Angel Food cake didn’t rise like it should. ...

What Do YOU Think Will Be the Next New Food Trend?

November 21, 2014
What Do YOU Think Will Be the Next New Food Trend?
Do you ever wonder what transforms a food from just every day fare to a food trend?  David Sax, in his book, The Tastemakers, explores a number of foods and how they became part of the social consciousness. There’s cupcakes, a treat when we were kids and now a newly discovered treat for us as...

The Big Fat Surprise

October 28, 2014
The Big Fat Surprise
As much as my education and training wanted to deny anything Nina Teicholz said in her book, The Big Fat Surprise, I couldn’t. For some time now I’ve questioned the low-fat diet approach because the only option left for someone once fat has been eliminated is to increase carbohydrate intake....

Time Magazine article says “Eat Butter”. Really?

June 17, 2014
Time Magazine article says “Eat Butter”.  Really?
I’ve got to give credit to Bryan Walsh, author of the article, “Eat Butter”,  for such a catchy title.  It appeared in the June 23, 2014 issue of Time Magazine.  He did with that title what all articles should do —he got my attention.  As a dietitian, I was compelled to read on.  How, after...

Which Nuts are Best and Why

June 10, 2014
Which Nuts are Best and Why
Nuts are a powerhouse of a snack. They provide protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Satisfying and flavorful, almost everyone enjoys including nuts in their diet. With all of the news in the media about the benefits of nuts, many people wonder “which nuts are best and why.” Here are the facts....

It’s About Time – “Added Sugars” Finally To Be on Food Labels

March 6, 2014
It’s About Time – “Added Sugars” Finally To Be on Food Labels
Why did it have to take so long? We in the healthcare field have been crying for food labels to tell us how much sugar is being added to a food. In the past, when you bought a food that contained both naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars (for example, fruit yogurt), the grams of sugar on the label...

Are You Feeding Your Gut Right?

May 30, 2013
Are You Feeding Your Gut Right?
Michael Pollan did an amazing job in his his recent New York Times article, “Some of My Best Friends are Germs”, http://nyti.ms/11eiEVZ. We just don’t appreciate the trillions of bacteria that live in our bodies and work on our behalf (most of the time). It’s truly a must-read...