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Alzheimer’s Disease: Is It All in Your Head?

Our June focus has been all about brain health and Alzheimer's awareness. (If you missed our last Wellness Webinar on these very topics, don't worry! It'll be uploaded to our YouTube channel in a few weeks.) Alzheimer's disease is not a natural change that comes with...

Don’t Stress: Taking Comfort in Emotional Eating

April is Stress Awareness Month, so let's discuss emotional eating and comfort foods for a moment. It's no surprise the majority of us have been undergoing an extraordinary amount of stress the past few years, more so than usual, resulting in burnout and other mental...

Meal Planning Is Great, but What About Food Security?

Our January focus has been all about meal planning, but that assumes that people have access to affordable and nutritious foods. Regardless if we are talking about whole ingredients or canned goods, let's discuss food insecurity in the U.S. for a moment. According to...

A Is for Asparagus

I've decided to make one post each week about some of the lesser known—or, perhaps, lesser used—items you might find in your local grocery store. (I like to teach people stuff because I'm a giver. That's just how I roll.) So, welcome, class, to today's Fresh Pick:...

Flex your mussel

Welcome, class, to today's Fresh Pick: MUSSELS The term "mussel" is used for several families of bivalve molluscs inhabiting lakes, rivers, and creeks, as well as intertidal areas along coastlines worldwide. The freshwater and saltwater mussels are not closely...

What’s better than basil?

Welcome, class, to today's Fresh Pick: BASIL Basil [BAY-zihl, BA-zihl] is available year-round and is a wonderful herb to use in pasta (especially pesto and marinara sauces), poultry, and seafood dishes. Basil has a pungent flavor and clove-like aroma. When choosing,...

Crying in my Suba.

THIS EVENING: A dinner in three parts. INT: Suba, on the Lower East Side, recently renovated from a late-night club into a painfully chic, contemporary, Spanish restaurant. A couple is seated at one of many tables located on a platform that, they kid you not, appears...

Spill

I went out tonight for my nightly walk around the neighborhood. When I walk, I walk quickly and I don't like to stop or slow down, so I set my steps at a pace where I can maneuver right, then left around other pedestrians and I zigzag around blocks so I never have to...

Garlicky goodness

Welcome, class, to today's Fresh Pick: GARLIC Garlic has long been credited with providing and prolonging physical strength and was fed to Egyptian slaves building the giant pyramids. Throughout the centuries, its medicinal claims have included cures for toothaches,...