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...

1 in 3 adults over the age of 20 years has hypertension, a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a blood pressure reading of 130/80 mm/hg or above. The consumption of highly processed foods is a major contri...

Have you ever seen a high-quality meal that’s garnished with tiny, plant-like ingredients? Did you ask yourself, “What are those?” I know I have! While investing my time into food and nutrition, I’ve come across these tiny plants, commonly known as microgreens. As you...

October 16, 2019

When it comes to food and nutrition, the Internet can be a fantastic resource. Endless pages of easily prepped meals and cooking tips can help even the most inexperienced home cook put a balanced and Instagram-friendly meal on the table.

Of course, there’s always a dark...

August 27, 2019

It’s the time of year when anyone in your office who has a garden is bringing in the surplus of their harvest for their co-workers to pick through. The most likely item to be offered? Undoubtedly a tomato. Although it may seem rather plain, the humble tomato is both a...

August 1, 2019

Food waste is an enormous problem in our country. On a yearly basis, Americans waste 165 billion dollars’ worth of edible food. To be clear, this is wasted food that is perfectly safe to eat. Another way to look at it is that half of the food produced for consumption i...

June 24, 2019

Bananas are far from the only food that have taken a roller-coaster ride at the carnival of public judgment, but I think they’re worth a closer look.

When I talk to clients about eating enough fruits and vegetables, a common follow-up question is: “Should I avoid banana...

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