Finding Perfection in Unrip Fruit

Memorial Day is right around the corner and so are our fantasies of backyard BBQ's, fresh grilled food and succulent summer fruit.  However, this doesn't mean that you should shy away from using those fruits that aren't quite "ripe". I love these creative ways to salvage your unripe fruits in your recipes, to avoid waste but also to tap into their yet-to-be-discovered potential (sage advice from Celilia Estreich of Baldor Specialty Foods). Green Apricots This immature apricot is harvested early in the season and resembles a green … [Read more...]

Introducing the Modern Mediterranean Diet

With Memorial Day next weekend, for many, the idea of baring all and wearing a bathing suit can seem daunting at best. In fact, the weather in the northeast has been so mercurial these past few weeks, I have still been layering in sweaters and jackets. So, how can you expedite your countdown to summer and right yourself onto a healthy food journey that will yield results sooner rather than later? Pangea Nutrition has designed a science-based meal planning delivery service designed to help busy Americans incorporate the eating habits … [Read more...]

Spring Tune Up- Healthy Eating

Now that the weather is finally turning warmer in the northeast, I am starting to re-evaluate my food intake and habits, to see if there's any nutritional "spring cleaning" we can commit to as a family. I was intrigued to hear that Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and an expert in the psychology of eating, has just penned a new book-- Bright Line Eating-- that explains how to take back control of when & where we eat & trim down for spring in this … [Read more...]

How to Fortify Your Immune System

Your immune system provides your defenses against diseases. However, like anything else, sometimes it fails. Want to find out very simple, practical ways you can actually BOOST your immune system through healthier eating? Check out my latest post published at P&G Everyday, Boost Your Immune System with Healthier Eating: Because, let's face it, there's some truth in the expression, "you are what you eat." Being careful about your food routines and choices can make a huge impact on your defenses and … [Read more...]