Jicama Radish Cheddar Salad with Citrus Cumin Vinaigrette

It was recently brought to my attention that there is a vegetable out there that I had not yet tasted and knew very little about. In my arrogance, I didn’t think that such a vegetable existed,but as I walked through Cafe Blu, the charming little cafe at The Sports Club/LA – Boston (where I just […]

Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

Last winter, I did a cross country ski trip through Maine Huts and Trails and stayed at the eco-friendly Poplar hut, which featured cozy cabins and a main lodge that offered family-style meals. It was there that I ate some of the best food my life (not kidding). They used fresh, local ingredients to prepare hearty […]

The Right and Wrong Way to Detox

Spring is in the air here in Boston and many people are feeling the urge to do some spring cleaning — and I don’t mean the house. More and more, people are trying out detox diets, which promise to clean the body of “toxins” and “poisons,” with the big added bonus of weight loss. I […]

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

  This recipe was created by Julie Van Rosendaal for Canolainfo.org and I am in love with it so I wanted to share. These pancakes are rich in fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fats all while being reasonable in calories (just 150 calories per hearty serving). They  will fill you up and keep you full without having […]

Favorite Kitchen Tools Part 2 (Things I want)

In case you missed it, here is Favorite Kitchen Tools Part 1 1. Le Creuset French Oven: It is classically known as a “Dutch oven” but Le Creuset coined the term “French oven” to distinguish it from its less stylish counterpart. The functionality is the same (it just looks prettier displayed on the counter): steaming, […]

Alternatives to Your Top 5 Calorie Wastes

According to the most recent dietary guidelines for Americans, the top sources of calories in the average U.S. diet leave a lot to be desired. As a country, we’re getting most of our calories from some of the least nutrient-dense foods available, like yeasty breads, sodas, and booze. Boston regularly makes the upper echelons of the ‘healthiest cities’ […]

National Nutrition Month: Get Your Plate in Shape!

  March 1st marks the beginning National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape”. One of the primary messages, and one that I personally promote more than any other, is to make half your plate fruits and vegetables. I find this message to be the most important for several reasons: […]