Za’atar Chickpeas and Butternut Squash with Halloom (Halloumi)

  Have you seen all the different types of winter squash in your marketplace? From acorn and butternut to pumpkin and spaghetti squash, there’s one for every day of the ...

Do gluten digestive enzymes really work?

If you’re on a gluten-free diet, either because you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, being able to once again eat gluten with no side effects is probably a ...

Why you want to eat whole grains

If you’re not a fan of whole grains, there’s no better time to shake up your menu. Why now? For one, it’s Whole Grains Month, which is brought to you ...


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the time of year I like to bake. It’s the ...

Sweet and Crisp Kimchi Salad

In my last post, I extolled the nutritional perks of radishes. Here’s ...

Whole Grain Rotini with Smoked Tomatoes, Blue cheese and Sorrel-Infused Oil

In my last post, I offered tips from Barilla Executive Chef Lorenzo ...

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For the new year: make produce half your plate

It’s that time of year again- a return to routines. For some, it’s back to school time and for others, a return to more rigid work schedules and the end of summer relaxation. Some people have been looking forward to it, particularly parents who are eager to see their kids go back to school while […]

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Are there super foods or simply super dietary patterns?

    I often post about the nutritional perks and disease fighting effects of one plant food or another as nature provides an arsenal of weaponry to protect against a wide assortment of various ills. For example, earlier this summer, I posted on my Enlightened Eater Facebook page  about the assorted benefits of strawberries. But […]

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Radishes: the overshadowed disease-fighting summertime treat

At this time of year, when you visit a farmer’s market, who can blame you if you’re immediately drawn to the tomatoes and corn? But don’t forget about those bunches of summertime radishes. The sweetness and the crunch as you munch on one is definitely a seasonal treat but one that gets left out of […]

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The 2017 Xtreme Eating Awards

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Can whole grains improve your microbiome? Part 2

In my last post, I provided insight into a recent study on breads which went against the grain of current thinking about prebiotic foods. These are plant foods containing indigestible carbohydrates that stimulate and feed the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. I promised you more info on the latest research on whole grains […]

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Can whole grains improve your microbiome?

When it comes to health news, everywhere you turn you hear about the health promoting effects of a healthy microbiome – those trillions of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Research is showing that the health perks may extend from head to toe including risks for many chronic diseases and may even have an impact on […]

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8 tips to spot fad diets and health scams

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