Archive for 2014

Garlic Recipe- Garlic Bread!


Ingredients 1 fresh roll of french, bagette, or italian bread (whichever you prefer) 1/2 stick salted butter, at room temperature (or butter substitute) 4 teaspoons finely minced garlic 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese (Optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut bread roll in […]

Food For Thought: Garlic!

Garlic pictures

Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Garlic is a strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb, used as a flavoring in cooking and in herbal medicine. It is close relatives with the onion, shallot, leek and chive. With a history of human use of over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been […]

August is Kids Eat Right Month!


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has announced a new initiative. They are promoting August as Kids Eat Right Month. The focus of the campaign is to provide nutrition education, to expand information sharing around children’s health, and to prompt action steps toward better health for the nation’s children. In addition, the Kids Eat Right […]

Food for Thought: Coconut water!

Coconut Water

How To Buy The Healthiest Coconut Water And Avoid The Worst!   I love coconut water! When I’m traveling in the tropics, there is nothing better than drinking water straight from a coconut. Mother nature designed the perfect vessel for a drink that is so refreshing, slightly sweet, and keeps you hydrated in hot climates. […]

Avocado Recipe- Spicy Guacamole!


INGREDIENTS 2 Haas avocados, halved, pitted, and diced in shell (see instructions below) 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 jalapeño, finely diced 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped Juice of 1 lime Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Mash the avocados with a fork and combine with the red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. […]

Food for Thought- Avocado!

ganze und halbe avocado isoliert auf weiss

Introduction The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed. Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body […]

Women’s Health: a decade by decade guide to eating healthy!

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  20s: Bone Building In your 20s, you’re still building up bone density, so this is the decade to help your bones grow strong and healthy. “You really want to make those bones as dense as you can while you’re young, during those bone-growing years,” says Ruth Frechman, RDN, an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics […]

Kumquat Recipe- Kumquat Marmalade!


Kumquats aren’t like other citrus fruit. Instead of having a tart rind and a sweet interior, they keep their sugar in the skin and have their pucker on the inside. It took me years to realize that the best way to eat them is to pop them into your mouth whole and take a big […]

Food for Thought- Kumquats!

Kumquat branch

Kumquats are fruit which closely resemble the orange, but they are much smaller and ovular, being approximately the size and shape of a large olive. Kumquat trees are slow-growing evergreen shrubs or short trees, from 2.5 to 4.5 meters (8 to 15 ft) tall, with dense branches, sometimes bearing small thorns. The leaves are dark glossy green, and the flowers are white, […]

Cauliflower Recipe- Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower!

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 large cauliflower head, cut into florets 12-15 garlic cloves, peeled olive oil kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon chopped chives Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. On a baking sheet, toss the cauliflower and garlic cloves with 2-3 tablespoons of olive […]

Food For Thought- Cauliflower!


  Mark Twain once described cauliflower as “cabbage with a college education.” A member of the cabbage family, cauliflower is akin to broccoli, which it closely resembles. Like its fellow cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, and cabbage, cauliflower is a cool weather crop perhaps best known for its oft-touted health properties. For local eaters, however, its […]