Root Vegetable Gratin (Vegan)
November 19, 2016 – 7:36 am | No Comment

While I personally follow a omnivorous diet, I nonetheless believe in making it a plant-centric one. We do Meatless Mondays in my house, and on days we do eat meat of some kind, it’s limited …

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Stuff of interest to people on a gluten-free diet

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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 | 19 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, …

Pleased to finally meet you, Rutabaga
February 25, 2009 – 7:15 pm | 4 Comments
Pleased to finally meet you, Rutabaga

As winter drags on, the pickings are slim in the New York City farmers markets.  As far as fresh produce goes, all I see in abundance these days are apples… and rutabagas.
So I figured it …

Polenta: where breakfast meets dinner
February 22, 2009 – 8:28 pm | 7 Comments
Polenta: where breakfast meets dinner

In this past week’s Dining section, the NY Times’ Mark Bittman wrote an impassioned article arguing that breakfast was a perfectly good time to cook savory foods once reserved only for dinner. The photo …

Nut-phobic no more!
February 18, 2009 – 8:21 pm | No Comment
Nut-phobic no more!

There’s something about the nut bowl at a party which can elicit all sorts of alarm among weight conscious magazine editors. The way some editors warn us about it, being stationed next to the …