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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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 …

Sharing grandma’s love for wallflowerish canned salmon
February 15, 2009 – 12:10 pm | 3 Comments
Sharing grandma’s love for wallflowerish canned salmon

It’s still heart awareness month, so I’ve decided to send some love to a heart-healthy pantry item that seems to get so little of it: canned salmon.
When I was young, my Grandma Esther used to …

Keeping a low (lipid) profile
February 13, 2009 – 2:39 pm | One Comment
Keeping a low (lipid) profile

It’s still heart awareness month, so I thought I’d dedicate this posting to triglycerides… those little-known blood lipids that constantly get overshadowed by publicity-hungry cholesterol, both “good” (HDL) and “bad” (LDL).
After a routine blood test, …

Heart aflame? Dark chocolate to the rescue.
February 10, 2009 – 7:21 pm | 2 Comments
Heart aflame?  Dark chocolate to the rescue.

I was always skeptical about the alleged health benefits of chocolate, and suspected they might be a nutrition myth perpetuated by so-called “researchers” at places like the Hershey Research Institute. But researching the issue …

The Gluten-free Grammys
February 8, 2009 – 9:17 am | 2 Comments
The Gluten-free Grammys

There have been a lot of gluten-free experiments in my kitchen this past year, some of which have produced winning meals that became part of the regular playlist. So in anticipation of the upcoming …