March 4, 2020

As our series on herbs and spices continues, let’s cover one of the most widely-used fresh herbs in the culinary world: basil.

Basil is most commonly used fresh because cooking diminishes its flavor. I...

February 24, 2020

Have you ever thought there should be a cologne that makes you smell like pizza?

There is – it’s called oregano oil.

Let me explain.

A few years ago, I had a wart on one of my knuckles. It was distractin...

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’...

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 chee...

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. T...

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...

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-al...

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...

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 yea...

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 followe...

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