Health & Nutrition

Cancun Green Juice — 5 Ways to Add More Fruits & Vegetables to Your Diet

Happy Halloween everyone!  I got up a bit earlier today so that I would have more time to pack Squirrel’s bento.  I thought that her classmates might have less healthy foods than usual in their lunchboxes, due to the holiday, and so I wanted to make sure that I made Squirrel’s bento extra special, so [...]

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5 Steps For Cleaning Your Plate & Loving the Body You Feed (+ Veggie Quinoa Lasagna!)

 ”We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.” ~ Adelle Davis My new series, Food Is Medicine, isn’t going to be me preaching to you about special diets, or one “right” way to do things.  For one, I [...]

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Food Is Medicine

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates Two years ago I attended the first Dole Blogger Health Summit, where we spent our time discussing the many health issues that face our population today and what we can do to help and make changes in our own lives.  Ironically, I attended [...]

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Brown Rice & Veggie Stuffed Japanese Eggplant

Today I’m talking heart health and whole grains for American Heart Month over on Six Servings, the blog for the Grain Foods Foundation.  I’m serving up my recipe for brown rice and veggie stuffed Japanese eggplant.  This dish is full of flavor and nutrients, and I think you’ll love it as much as my family [...]

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Enriched Apple Brown Betty

I’m excited about a new project I’m working on.  I am one of the new guest bloggers for the Grain Foods Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of the important role grain-based foods play in a healthful diet. Since this month is National Birth Defections Prevention Month, the Grain [...]

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Endive: A Vegetable With a Unique History

For day 3 of the 12 Days of Endive, let’s talk history! Endive has a unique story—it’s a youngster in the vegetable world, which is ironic considering that the root it’s grown from, called chicory, is one of the earliest plants cited in recorded literature.  Endive, on the other hand, was a relatively recent discovery, [...]

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Celebrate the Holidays By Raising Your Hand to Stop Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, and this year the American Diabetes Association is really making a push to raise community awareness of diabetes and its complications.  Last week I spoke to Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, MSPH, PhD, RD, the Association’s president of health care and education, about how we can be more supportive of those around us [...]

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Mushrooms Fighting Breast Cancer (+ A Giveaway!)

This month I want you to do yourself a favor and get your mushroom on.  As you may already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This month I am teaming up with the Mushroom Council in their support of City of Hope’s research surrounding cancer.  You already know about my love of mushrooms, so [...]

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Crispy Tofu Triangles with Asian Dipping Sauce from The Whole Family Cookbook

Add this recipe to ZipList! Crispy Tofu Triangles with Asian Dipping Sauce Recipe from The Whole Family Cookbook, by Michelle Stern Makes 4 to 6 servings For the Crispy Tofu: 2 packages extra-firm tofu, preferably organic 3 tablespoons canola oil For the Asian Dipping Sauce: 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/2 tablespoon [...]

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Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes from Chris Garboski

How’s the pancaking going?  I can’t wait to hear how everyone has been celebrating!  Yesterday I spent time in the Fuji Test Kitchen coming up with a fun recipe to celebrate Hinamatsuri tomorrow.  Can’t wait to share!  But for today, I’ve got an extra special treat.  My friend Chris Garboski is sharing her favorite pancake [...]

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