How to Peel Pearl Onions & Le Creuset Goodies

For anyone else out there who is attempting to peel pearl onions today, perhaps saying a few choice words while doing so, allow me to save you some time and share an short video tutorial that I found by Andrew Zimmerman. I hope you are enjoying the holiday, cooking up some delicious food, and […]

Recipe Redux: Lentil Spread, A Healthy Dip

This spread can actually be used as a side dish, paired with brown rice, quinoa, fish or chicken. But I love to dip things, and it can be tough to find a healthy dip option. So I suggest spreading this spicy lentil mix over pita chips or toasted whole wheat tortillas. The best part? Lentils […]

{Boston Magazine} For Calorie Control, The Eyes Have it

A little while ago, Coca-Cola launched a new look for its traditional, sugar-laden beverage that did not sit well with consumers. The “Arctic Home” cans featured the brand’s iconic, holiday polar bears on top of a white background, instead of the usual red one, designed as part of an initiative with the World Wildlife fund to help […]

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Pies, breads, egg nog and cocktails abound during the month of December. Come January, people everywhere assess the damage and start setting goals. Consider giving healthy treats and goal-supporting gifts that friends and family will appreciate this season and beyond. Here are some of the ideas I came up with (and please share your own!): 1. […]

Salmonella, bug fragments and rodent hairs in peanut butter?

Peanuts are a great source of monounsaturated fat (heart healthy fat), vitamin E, niacin, and folate. Though they are calorie-dense, peanuts make a nutritious snack or spread. That is, when they aren’t tampered with. This brings me to peanut butter. Most store-bought brands contain unnecessary ingredients like sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oils and salt but that […]

Everything in moderation (except for Five Guys)

I am a big fan of the saying, “Everything in moderation, including moderation” because after all, nobody is perfect and indulging from time to time is one of the joys of life. I am reconsidering the “everything” piece of that saying though as I see more and more Five Guys fast food restaurants popping up, […]