Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon Bites
January 6, 2015 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

Here’s a cute little appetizer recipe inspired by the 52 New Foods Challenge, my new year’s resolution to try one new food with my family each week in 2015.
While I’ve loved beets for ages, …

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Green bagels have finally met their Matcha
March 15, 2009 – 7:43 pm | 2 Comments
Green bagels have finally met their Matcha

 
We’re approaching St. Patrick’s Day, the day of the year that all of New York’s bagel shops color their dough green to help people start off their mornings in the spirit of the day.  People …

Le not-so Paradoxical French Paradox?
March 13, 2009 – 8:12 am | No Comment
Le not-so Paradoxical French Paradox?

I finished my last midterm last night and decided to reward myself for a week of library-dwelling with a glass of lovely Argentine Malbec.  Which got me to thinking:  for some time, observers have noted …

Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite
March 9, 2009 – 8:20 pm | 2 Comments
Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite

Has anyone noticed that prunes have disappeared from the supermarket?
They’ve been replaced by “dried plums,” thanks to the clever efforts of some marketing gurus working for the California Prun…er, I mean ‘Dried Plum’ trade association.  …

Beans and Rice go global: Koshari
March 7, 2009 – 6:46 pm | One Comment
Beans and Rice go global: Koshari

If you stop to think about it, virtually every culture has some permutation of beans and rice.  Most vegetarians know that this has to do with the dietary principle of eating complementary proteins.  Unlike animal …

That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”
March 3, 2009 – 7:48 pm | 5 Comments
That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”

Here’s some food for thought: Vitamin D was never intended to be a dietary vitamin.
Vitamin D is produced in the skin from precursors that are activated by the sun’s UVB rays, and travels throughout …

Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed
February 28, 2009 – 6:41 pm | 13 Comments
Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed

In the nutrition world, prebiotics are the new black.
I’m reading about them everywhere, and seeing them added to more and more foods in the supermarket each time I go.
Even if you haven’t heard of them, …