The healthwashing of kale

                                                                Is kale the new oat bran? i By now you have  heard that McDonald’s kale salad has more calories than a Double Big Mac. A CBC news report states ...


Oprah’s shocking lack of self-esteem

  l I expected more from Oprah. This incredibly powerful woman implies that she cannot fulfill her potential because she’s overweight. In her commercial  for Weight Watchers, entitled Oprah’s New ...

Pulse Taco lentil and chickpeas

Pulses- A Rising Culinary Star

Nowadays in our multi-cultural society, our culinary horizons   are being  broadened, and  ethnic dishes are no longer foreign offerings. Consequently the pleasure of pulses are yet again being discovered as ...


Asian Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

  In my last post, I talked about mushroom’s health perks including ...

A speedy pasta from Puglia – Orecchiette with Rapini

In my last post on the Scientific Consensus Conference on the Healthy ...
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Pumpkin Brûlée

For pumpkin pie lovers, Thanksgiving weekend is a real treat. But truth ...

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Larissa Brown

Have you taken the Pulse Pledge yet?

In my last post, I talked about 2016 being the International Year of Pulses and why, for health’s sake,  you should take the Pulse Pledge. The pledge is to put pulses on your menu at least once a week for ten weeks. But putting pulses on the menu also benefits planetary health and one of […]

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International Year of Pulses (IYP 2016)

Take the Pulse Pledge now

  If you haven’t heard the news yet,  2016 has been declared by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to be the International Year of Pulses (IYP). And it couldn’t come at a better time. I’ve been urging readers to take their pulses for decades but the message has gone mainstream […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Is coconut water a hangover cure?

“Santa brought me a can of coconut water. The tag attached says it’s a hangover cure. Santa overestimates how much I drink. (By a lot!) But, I’m curious about the claims about coconut water. Is it any more effective at rehydration than tap water?”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Alison Smiley. Alison, coconut water, coconut […]

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Oldways Finding Common Ground – Part 2

In my last post, I promised more info about the extraordinary, cutting-edge conference, Finding Common Ground organized by the Boston-based non-profit food and nutrition education organization, Oldways.  The purpose of the conference was for  these scientists with extremely diverse philosophies to agree on certain basics of healthy eating in order for consumers to get out […]

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A New Year: Oldways Finding Common Ground

It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings. On the dietary advice front, 2015 was indeed a year of battles. Paleo followers and their meat-filled menus regularly squared off against  vegans and vegetarians. Self-proclaimed nutrition experts declared that we had been led astray with the wrong nutritional advice. News headlines tried to capture […]

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It’s holiday time: enjoy thoughtfully

T’is the season to be jolly. It’s definitely a time of year for enjoyment and partying. The “enjoyment” part, though, is sometimes forgotten. For some, stress can be much more evident whether it be due to family pressures or simply due to missing a loved one. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your decadent […]

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Give two gifts with one purchase: Mercy Ships & Taste Club

Are you racking your brain trying to come up with a great present for a food lover in your life? If you’re in the mood to give, why not make your gift count for even more this year?  Make the recipient happy and at the same time,  go with the giving sentiment of the season.  […]

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Brian Negin

Had your fill of oil already over Chanukah? Try my baked latkes

  Yes, I know. Everyone says you’re supposed to eat copious amounts of oil over Chanukah to celebrate the miracle that took place thousands of years  ago when the Maccabee’s one day’s  worth of oil lasted eight days.  I’m still of the belief that this Jewish holiday should be one based on tradition which would […]

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