February 17, 2020

Here’s the typical discussion that comes up when you’re prepping a new recipe that includes chives:

“Chives? Aren’t those like onions? Wait, what are leeks? Are they all the same thing?”

Actually, they’re close. But while they’re all part of the allium family of plants,...

February 10, 2020

As a kid, the flavor of mint only meant one thing to me – gum.

As an adult, it was quite a shock eating a bowl of tabbouleh and struggling to place the refreshing flavor that complemented the feta cheese, cucumber, tomato, lemon juice and olive oil so well. Who knew tha...

February 3, 2020

Let’s start our series on herbs and spices with one of the more polarizing items on the list – cilantro.

It’s a cliché for most foods, but it’s true with cilantro; either you love it, or you hate it. This is because certain people (less than 20% of the population) taste...

January 27, 2020

As a dietitian, I’ve heard way too many people say “If it tastes good, it must not be good for me.” This couldn’t be further from the truth, and perpetuates the idea that you have to deprive yourself to eat healthfully.

One simple change you can make in your food prepar...

January 21, 2020

In case you missed it, we now have posts breaking down the keto, Paleo, alkaline and raw food diets, along with intermittent fasting.

The reality is, diet, nutrition and food are never one-size-fits-all. While an emphasis on whole, nutrient-rich foods is a nice feature...

January 13, 2020

In a growing movement towards eating foods in a whole, natural state, what’s the logical endpoint? Obviously, eating as many “raw” foods as possible. Many people have taken this path, but is it a good idea?

The concept of a raw food diet goes back a long, long time, and...

January 6, 2020

This blog post will be the first in a series looking at trendy diets and the problems with them. If you have questions about keto, that topic was covered in a past blog post that holds up well two years later. The alkaline diet has also been examined in this space alre...

December 16, 2019

2020 is right around the corner, as is the deluge of New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. Many of these resolutions will involve committing to rigid diet plan of some sort, and too often are followed by a rapid regaining of any weight lost. Whether it’s low-carb, low...

December 11, 2019

Among the three macronutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates – protein is probably the least disparaged. While carbs and fat have shouldered most of the blame (generally unfairly), protein has maintained its place at the head table of “good” nutrients.

Although the...

November 20, 2019

Lactose intolerance is among the most commonly misunderstood conditions in the field of nutrition, despite a high prevalence (10-15% of the American population). The first point to understand is that lactose intolerance is different than a dairy allergy in a number of...

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