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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...

Jalapeño: Hot stuff!

Welcome, class, to today's Fresh Pick: JALAPEÑO Named after Jalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico, these smooth, dark green (scarlet red when ripe) chiles range from hot to very hot. They have a rounded tip and are about 2 inches long and 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter....

Aw, honey, honey!

Welcome, class, to today's Fresh Pick: HONEYHoney is a thick, sweet liquid made by bees from flower nectar. When a honey bee takes nectar from a flower, it stores it in a "honey sack." When this honey sack is full, it returns to the hive, deposits the drop of nectar...

Idaho? You da ho!

Welcome, class, to today's Fresh Pick: IDAHO POTATOThe Idaho potato is considered by many to be the best variety of America's most popular potato for baking, also known as the Russet Burbank or, more commonly, the russet. Though some russets grown elsewhere are...

Seconds

I couldn't get enough of the great deals during Restaurant Week ($35 three-course dinners at some of the city's best restaurants), so I reserved a table at Django where Marc joined me after work for a second night of eating out.Inspired by the legendary French gypsy...

Bite of the apple.

It's Restaurant Week this week (last week, too, actually), so I enjoyed a fantastic dinner—probably one of the best I've eaten in months—this evening with L at Marcus Samuelsson's Asian-fusion restaurant Riingo. While L chose items off the main menu, I went with...