Menu Plan Monday – March 11

After the warm weather yesterday and the sunburn on my face (oops! totally forgot sunblock – at least I got some good vitamin D), I am ready to call it spring! However, I have a feeling Mother Nature will surprise us with another cold snap soon. But I’ll take what I can get and am starting […]

Menu Plan Monday – March 4

Before I get to the food this past week, which there were some home run dishes, I wanted to share my wonderful news. I was honored by the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Distinguished Service to the Media Award. I was so excited to be presented with this award as I love […]

Are Organic Foods Better For You?

Organic food is a controversial subject that brings up many emotions, particularly when it comes to feeding children. There is a “halo effect” around organic foods: people automatically assume if something is organic, it is inherently healthier. But is that really the case? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently conducted an extensive review of […]

Recipe Redux – Cauliflower Celery Root Baked Potato Soup

The theme of this month’s Recipe Redux is A Trend in Every Pot – combining soup, perfect for this time of year, with at least one of ingredients from the predicted 2013 food trends. By the way, Janet Helm has a terrific summary of all of the 2013 food trends. I love soup, and you […]

Recipe Redux – Mango Gazpacho

This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “beat the summer heat with no cook meals.” Summer is peak growing season for many fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs. While cooking can bring out a variety of flavors as well as enhance nutrients in some cases (i.e., cooked tomatoes have a much greater lycopene content than raw), there […]

Should I Buy Organic Produce?

This is a question I am often asked by clients, friends and family. Please see my guest post on Dr. Z and Friends for my short and to the point answer!

What’s in Your Hot Dog? And a Recipe for Vidalia Onion Peach Relish

This morning I appeared on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta for Applegate Farms to discuss “What’s in your Hot Dog?” and ways to boost the nutrition factor when eating hot dogs in anticipation of 4th of July and National Hot Dog month in July. Did you know that last summer alone, people in Atlanta bought over […]

Menu Plan Monday – June 4

  I really don’t know how it is already June. This year is flying by. We had a wonderful family weekend though. The highlight was hiking on Saturday, which was a gorgeous day. We hiked Pigeon Hill, Little Kennesaw and Big Kennesaw Mountain. If you are local to Marietta, GA you know that there are […]

Recipe Redux – Creamy Creamless Asparagus Soup

So happy that spring is here. Farmers markets are cranking back up and a whole new crop of fruits and vegetables are arriving. For this month’s Recipe Redux theme of “First Shoots of Spring” I chose asparagus. Asparagus is one vegetable that I did not start eating until after college. I don’t know if I suddenly developed […]

Garden Lentil Bolognese

Years ago when I was living in New York City, I attended a party one night and a lentil pasta sauce was served. I fell in love with the dish and have tried to find similar recipes over the years, but have never attempted to make it on my own, until now. I don’t know […]