Dandelion Green Fettucini

Dandelion Green Fettucini

When Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food…” he may well have been talking about dandelion. Dandelion has been used in many traditional medicine systems as a remedy for liver, kidney, and spleen diseases. Today, dandelion gets a nod in its role as a diuretic or treatment for minor digestive … Read more

A Squash for All Seasons

A Squash for All Seasons

During the summers, when the sun is blazing and the temperature becomes unbearably hot, there is one excellent way to make it through, and that is by making yourself a refreshing glass of squash. Not many people are aware that there is a huge variety of squash that could be made, including pumpkin and zucchini, … Read more

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cutting carbs with cauliflower is a great way to enjoy your favorite foods at a fraction of the calories. Carb lovers can cut calories by adding creamed cauliflower to mashed potatoes, and even riced cauliflower to flour for baking. But pizza crust? I had heard about cauliflower’s extender power when it came to pizza crust, … Read more

5 a Day Could Save Your Life

5 a Day Could Save Your Life

Hot on the tail of news showing that Americans are living longer but not necessarily better lives, comes a large study from Sweden linking fruit and vegetable intake with overall mortality. The study, published in the August edition of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed over 71,000 Swedish adults for a period of 13 years. … Read more

Plant Eaters Live Longer

Plant Eaters Live Longer

A vegetarian diet may be good for your longevity. Or so says a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study looked at over 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists over a period of 6 years and found that vegetarians (who ate seafood, dairy, and eggs) had a 12% lower chance of dying from any … Read more

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries tend to come with a health halo: because they’re made with sweet potatoes, people automatically think they’re healthier than white fried potatoes. With most sweet potato fries, that’s not the case. Deep frying any product, and then salting the heck out of it quickly reduces the food’s nutritional benefits. But Alexia Sweet … Read more

Apples Atop Dirty Dozen List

Apples Atop Dirty Dozen List

Apples top the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) ninth annual “Dirty Dozen” list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables that show the highest levels of pesticides for 2013. It is EWG’s recommendation, that when possible, you should avoid conventionally (non-organic) versions of the dirty dozen, instead purchasing and consuming their organic counterparts. 2013 Dirty Dozen … Read more

Rock the Boat: Bring Kale Salad

Rock the Boat: Bring Kale Salad

Hot on the heels of Taco Bell pulling their ad chastising veggie-toting football-watching fans comes the Wall Street Journal’s 22 Super Bowl Party Rules. Rule 7. A good Super Bowl prank is to show up with big bowl of kale salad and yell, ‘WHO’S READY FOR SOME KALE SALAAAADDD!!!” Now, what’s ironic about Rule 7, … Read more

Foodborne Burden

Foodborne Burden

A recent report from the CDC analyzed the sources of foodborne illness in the US from 1998-2008. Cited as one of the most comprehensive analyses of attributing illness to food, the results of this report might surprise you – namely because of the role that fresh produce plays. The researcher found that produce accounted for … Read more

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

Here are 12 fiber finds to check out: 1 – Pears – most fruits have 2-4 grams of fiber per serving, but a large pear clocks in at 7 grams. How to know when your pear is ready? “Check the neck” says USA Pears. 2 – Lentils – these powerful legumes are packed with fiber. … Read more