Focus on foods to ADD and enjoy alongside traditional favorites: In-season fruits like pomegranate, clementines, apples and pears Frozen fruits, like berries and sweet cherries, slightly warmed, and drizzled with cream High-fiber flax crackers, bean dips and hummus, popcorn, and roasted chickpeas Big batches of veggie soups for quick meals or sides Here’s the remarkable […]
Don’t focus on results yet, just plant a couple of seeds. The holidays grant us a time of preparation before setting our goals for the next year… if we face this time with curiosity and healthy expectations versus guilt and wanting to put our heads in the sand until it’s all over. See if this […]
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Cancer-causing Heterocyclic Amines (HCA) form when meats and animal products (not fruits or vegetables) are heated at high temps that result in browning and charring (the “desired” crispiness of grilling). Animal proteins react with the naturally occurring sugar molecules in the meat to produce HCA compounds. Once ingested, your body’s enzymes activate HCA into compounds […]
How Pollan’s famous first line creates tension within the most earnest (and health informed) individuals trying to lose weight (and those trying to support them). Still Quoted, Still an Influence This post is not to critic or review the 2008 best-selling book “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan. I respect the awareness this book […]
I was first introduced to mirin in my “Whole Foods Production” cooking class during graduate school and it has been a staple in my pantry ever since. I don’t do much cooking with drinking varieties of wine (reds and white) for two reasons: one I don’t love the flavor drinking wines add to dishes, and […]