Nutrition

Spiced Lentil and Quinoa Stew

As the weather gets colder and it gets dark earlier, comfort foods are the way to go. This is a wonderful stew packed with protein from vegetarian sources, so they are cholesterol-free, and very filling. Interesting recipe because you cook the quinoa and lentils dry – toasting them – then add the broth and come…

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More September Nutrition News: Fish Eating and Alzheimer’s Disease; Potassium Rich Foods and the Reduced Risk of Stroke…

*Fish Eating and the Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease:* **Over the past several years, the medical and general news has been filled with warnings about the increasing incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease and attempts to treat, or better yet, prevent this condition.  Many predict that before too long, there will be up to 80 million Americans…

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Blueberry Banana Bread – including a gluten-free option

From foodnetwork.com Here’s one more recipe that we found in an attempt to use our freshly picked blueberries. It came out so moist, mostly thanks to our plump berries and ripe bananas. We took this as an opportunity to experiment with gluten-free baking. Many people are choosing to be gluten-free – some because they truly…

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July Is National Blueberry Month

I often wonder who declares these reasons for celebration, but in any case, July is the peak of blueberry harvesting. These berries are one of the few fruits that are native to North America, where they grow from May through October. Get them fresh off the plant if you can. In this area, just outside…

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Wheatberry – a true whole grain

It’s BBQ season, so I’ll be posting some great healthy side dishes to go along with whatever you might be tossing on the grill. This wheatberry salad is one of my favorites. Wheatberries resemble barley or brown rice; they are whole, unprocessed wheat kernels – a true whole grain! All the nutrients are intact, so…

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Gas Is a Blast – For Some

How serious a problem is intestinal gas? Serrin’s mind started wandering after she read an article titled “Flatulent Cows Start Fire at German Dairy Farm.” Ninety cows producing methane gas plus a static charge resulted in one cow being burnt and damage to the barn. It led to wondering whether humans might pose a similar…

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Looking For More Flavor? Try cooking with fruit!

A Mediterranean diet is a diet front-loaded with vegetables, fruits, legumes, healthy grains, fish, olive oil, and includes lean meats, dairy and alcohol in moderation.  As a Greek-American physician raised with a Mediterranean based lifestyle and routine, I have seen firsthand the positive effects of such a  diet on my own family members and in…

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Rejuvenator Bars

I am always searching for healthy snacks for my kids.  That elusive food easy to take on the road, truly healthy, and which they BOTH love — and doesn’t take an hour to make.   In my search for this recipe I’ve stumbled upon Rejuvenator Bars, which I adore, and my 4 year old son…

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A feast at the Corcoran with Joe Yonan

Thu had just posted a great recipe for caramelized cauliflower from a beautiful cookbook, The New Jewish Table, by Todd Gray, notable chef of Equinox restaurant in Washington, DC – right in our backyard – when I received an unbelievable invitation from the Corcoran Museum. Todd Gray would be preparing his usual brunch one Sunday…

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Fats – the good guys and the bad guys

We’ve already discussed the importance of protein in the diet, so now we’ll move on to fats — they are energy-rich, supplying 9 calories per gram of fat. A common misconception is that eating excess fat will add fat to your belly or hips. Well, actually, that is true – but it’s true that excess…

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