Use any cup-shaped lettuce leaf. The ones in our photos come from heads of radicchio and Boston Bibb lettuce. Both of these lettuce heads can be shredded or sliced to make a tossed salad when you are done using their outer leaves as tulip petals.
Most of the time pears are poached in wine or liqueur. But you can poach them in a light chocolate syrup. We served ours with a light sprinkling of real chocolate shavings and a tiny amount of chocolate syrup.
You didn’t think we’d leave you without another flavor post, did you? This week is all about lemon — how to use it, when to use it, and why to use it.
Here is our latest creation with fresh fruit ready to share!
As a follow-up to our latest motivation article, we look deeper into effective ways to implement manageable lifestyle changes…
We are starting to make and photograph all of our recipes – over 1000! First up – 25 salads in 2 days. What we discovered, is that there is more than one way to make a salad! Here are fun tips, photos and recipes so easy you don’t need a recipe. Vote on your favorite or give us a tip and win a prize.
Pea shoots are larger than “sprouts” but are not mature enough to produce peas. They taste like peas and have a delicate flavor. Plus, their versatility makes them delicious whether they are raw or cooked. Find out what we bought at the farmers’ market this week and see the dishes we made with our finds!
Today we’re going to talk about delicious ways to balance your plate like MyPlate, especially when it comes to getting enough dark green vegetables. Dark green vegetables include tasty greens like collards, chard, spinach, mustard, kale, …
Perhaps the least known legume in North America, fava beans have served as a culinary staple dating back to prehistoric times. So, if they’ve been around so long, how come we don’t know more about them? Learn about the versatile fava bean in this detailed review.
As the second leading cause of death in the United States (heart disease is still number one), there’s a good chance that you or someone you know has battled cancer. The good news is that nearly half of all cancer deaths can be prevented with early detection and treatment. While some cancers are hereditary, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that one-third of cancer deaths in the U.S. is due to dietary factors, while another third is caused by cigarette smoking…
In today’s post, Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, debunks fad diet claims. So get ready Sensa, Master Cleanse, Wheat Belly, and Magic Weight Loss Tea — we’re bringing science to the table!
Enrico Forte, an Italian dietitian, has joined us today to talk about the many benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Stop by again on Thursday for a roundup of our favorite Mediterranean recipes!
A celebration of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month wouldn’t be complete without a discussion of the helpful flavonoids that can be found in many fresh fruits and veggies. What are flavonoids, you ask? This post gives you the lowdown on these amazing phytochemicals…
Tea is good for your heart, bones, and teeth. It may even prevent cancer, though more research is needed to support that claim. Today we take a closer look at both the benefits and the different types of tea. Check it out!
The National Lung Association has dubbed May “Breathe Easy Month.” As the month comes to a close, we wanted to recognize this aspect of May with a review of some ways to improve your lung function through healthful eating. While the National Institute of Cancer maintains that giving up smoking is the most beneficial health action that smokers can take to lower their risk of lung cancer, the following dietary recommendations may also offer protection against lung cancer — for smokers and nonsmokers alike.
Today we want to celebrate the strawberry. Did you know that the strawberry is the most popular berry in the United States? According to the California Strawberry Commission, California produces enough strawberries to go around the world side by side 15 times!
Who doesn’t love berries? These versatile fruits are a great snack, and they’re good for you too! In fact, new research has revealed that blueberries, cranberries, huckleberries, and related plants all contain a special cancer-fighting compound called resveratrol.
Earlier this week, we explored the importance of vitamin D in osteoporosis prevention, as well as cancer prevention and health improvement. Many different products contain vitamin D, but not all of them are good for you. In this article, we’ll explore some healthful — and not-so-healthful — sources of this vital vitamin.
Vitamin D appears to be very critical for health, especially in the prevention of osteoporosis and cancers, including breast, prostate, ovarian and colon cancer. This article explores the different types of vitamin D and their roles in the body.
Have you seen our new Healthy Kitchen poster? Check out the picture above or visit it in our store. We’re so excited about it, that we have decided to share all of our top kitchen makeover tips in one handy-dandy blog post. After all, it’s officially Spring, which makes it the perfect time for SPRING CLEANING. Try these handy tips to clean up your kitchen and make it more efficient than ever.
April is National Cancer Awareness Month. The American Institute of Cancer Research recommends eating a healthful, phytochemical-rich diet, exercising, and maintaining a healthful weight in order to reduce your cancer risk by 30%. Too busy at work to adhere to these guidelines? Just follow these suggestions for strategies to use on the job to reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease.
Today we’re focusing on pancreatic cancer, a dangerous disease that seems to be linked to diet. Very few people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer live more than a year or two after the diagnosis. Since pancreatic cancer is nearly always fatal, an ounce of prevention is worth far more than expensive medical treatments. It is increasingly clear that a rich Western diet that leads to weight gain earlier in life, and the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes also likely promotes the development of pancreatic cancer.