Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

Halloween Party Pasta

I love to host a party around Halloween time – dressing up is optional, eating is a must! And every year I’m reminded of a story my Granny tells at Halloween – she is the queen of holiday celebrations and always had plenty of food, decorations and guests.

Pick a Peppadew

I’m addicted to chili, earthy, sweet, smoked, and burning hot. I love them all. A reader recently asked me what a peppadew is: If you haven’t tasted this sweet little hottie – you are in for a treat!

10 Exotic Superfoods

Are you the guru of gojis or a flax fanatic? Then you might be intimately familiar with some of these superfoods, while others might seems incredibly foreign and even downright bizarre. In their countries of origin, these berries, nuts, plants, and seeds have been used for thousands of years to holistically medicate the body or just add yumminess to everyday, wholesome meals. Experimenting with new ingredients makes life interesting and if the foods are especially nutrient-dense — even better.

10 Healthy Ideas for School Lunches

When you’re always on the go, packing school lunch is sometimes last on your list. Don’t let lunchtime get stale! Use these simple tips to make lunch fun but most of all healthy.

Fall Entertaining, Do Ahead Healthy Tips

Entertaining is one of the many ways I celebrate and enjoy eating healthy meals. Sharing something delicious that is also nourishing can be a great way to gather friends and family around the dinner table without too much fuss in the kitchen.

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

The Good and Bad of Summer’s Frozen Desserts

Who doesn’t crave a frozen treat during the hot summer months? Summer ice cream treats are an American tradition! But do you know what you’re really eating?

Summer Fun: The Edible Garden

Want to the freshest fare this summer or maybe find out how to grow Martha Stewart’s culinary herb garden? The New York Botanical Garden will present ‘The Edible Garden’, a summer-long celebration of growing great food. Visit June 27 & 28 for a special local food festival!