Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice

Herbs and spices add flavor to foods, and are often a great way to reduce the salt you use in cooking. However, some spices may also provide additional benefits to your health. Many contain “phytochemicals” and have health benefits. Last … Continue reading

Add More Flavor and Variety to Meatless Meals

I’ll probably make a beef filet with lobster tails for cozy Valentine’s day dinner at home. But I also like to include a meatless meal once a week. Whether it’s pasta with beans or a vegetable rice dish, vegetarian meals aren’t … Continue reading

Enjoying a Safe Food Supply – in Moderation

I recently attended a food conference where a session about animal welfare was sponsored by the USFRA (however I was not paid to write this post). One of the speakers, Brad Greenway, is a pig farmer from South Dakota, and I’ve … Continue reading

The Best Diet is the Healthiest One that You Can Swallow

I just arrived home from a conference about some of the hottest topics in nutrition right now: Food safety/allergy, dietary fat and heart health (omega-3 fatty acids, dairy fat), food intolerance (gluten, wheat, sugars, dairy protein), plant-based proteins, diet and … Continue reading

Stop Eating Plain, Boring Vegetables

By now, you’ve heard that DASH Diet is voted one of the best diet plan to follow. I’m talking lifestyle here. For life. Just about any sensible diet plan, that’s supported by science, will be recommending you add more vegetables … Continue reading

DASH Diet #1 Seventh Year in a Row

Best Diet. Seven years in a row. Do you think this suggests you should learn more and try it? I do! US News and World Report has once again ranked the DASH Diet as the Best Diet. Despite being ranked as … Continue reading