How to Eat a Pomegranate
November 4, 2014 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

Some foods are just plain intimidating, and I’ve historically counted whole pomegranates among them.
Unlike other fruits, whose edible flesh lies directly under the skin, a pomegranate’s edible part is actually the hundreds of little juice-filled …

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An Aubergine Missionary: Chinese Eggplant (and: the Great Nightshade Debate)
September 15, 2012 – 4:34 am | One Comment
An Aubergine Missionary: Chinese Eggplant (and: the Great Nightshade Debate)

It would be going too far to say that I dislike eggplant.  There are several eggplant dishes I actually quite like; smoky babaganoush, elegant eggplant-encased Timbale, Chickpea Spaetzle with Eggplant…. OK, fine.  There are three …

Nutrition News on my Radar
July 6, 2012 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
Nutrition News on my Radar

There have been several seemingly unrelated news stories these past few weeks that set off my nutritionist red-flag radar.  Taken together, however, they underscore the ongoing importance of knowing the provenance of the food and …

Bamba for Babies
July 17, 2011 – 10:52 am | 2 Comments
Bamba for Babies

It seems that peanuts are fraught with controversy these days, especially among those with young families.
The legacy of “conventional wisdom” that advocates avoiding introducing peanuts to babies and children–even up to ages 1 through 3– …

Starting Solids
May 20, 2011 – 10:56 am | 8 Comments
Starting Solids

While I promised that this site was not to become a mommy blog once the twins were born, I never said I wouldn’t occasionally write about food topics of interest to the under 3′ tall …

Redeeming Rice Noodles
May 15, 2011 – 5:06 pm | No Comment
Redeeming Rice Noodles

Even the most righteous eaters have a few guilty pleasures, and one of mine is rice noodles.  While I like the linguine-esque thinner ‘rice sticks’ sold dry just fine, my real passion is the wide, flat kind …

Weight Loss Secrets from an RD
March 9, 2011 – 10:41 am | One Comment
Weight Loss Secrets from an RD

Happy Registered Dietitian Day!
In case you missed the dedicated section of greeting cards commemorating this occasion in your local Hallmark store, March 9 is the (albeit self-proclaimed by the American Dietetic Association) day where we …