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From Field to Plate: The Dairy Farm

Monday, November 18th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
When I was a little girl, I remember visiting relatives in Israel who owned a small dairy farm. It’s where my love for dairy began. I’ve always been curious to how a US-based milk farm operates and last month I was given the opportunity to visit two NY-based dairy farms in Rochester. The Food
I had the pleasure of visiting two farms: one conventional (El-Vi Farms) and one organic (Har-Go Farms). Interestingly,…

Farmer’s Market Find: Orange Cauliflower

Friday, November 8th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger Across America farmers markets have become common place. They’re a great venue for purchasing seasonal produce, supporting local agriculture, and discovering new foods and ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised by my recent discovery: orange cauliflower! What is cauliflower?
Cauliflower is a member of my favorite family of vegetables, known as Brassica oleracea

Nuts for Nut Butters

Monday, October 21st, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
While I love a good PB&J sandwich, the world of nut butters now offers choices far beyond peanut butter. With somewhat equivalent nutrition stats when it comes to calories and fat, the nutritional differences are found in the vitamins and minerals each offers up. Here are a few of my favorite nut butters and their nutritional highlights. Nutritional Comparison
All the nutrition facts are provided for 1 tablespoon.…

Getting to Know: Ancient Whole Grains

Monday, October 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Although September was National Whole Grain month, you should still enjoy them all-year long.  Whole grains are not only delicious, but they allow you to get the nutrients you need to stay healthy and maintain your weight. Whole Grains: The Whole Truth
Unlike refined grains, whole grains contain all parts of the grain kernel making them a better source of protein,…

5 Things to Do with Orange Foods

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger The color orange is the epitome of fall colors.  It’s everywhere this time of the year, and I’ve noticed more and more orange veggies popping up at the market and in my CSA share each week.  While the orange bounty is delicious and SO healthy, thinking of new ways to incorporate these foods into your routine can be challenging. The Power of Orange
Some orange veggies you’ve…

Unscrambling the Mystery of Eggs

Friday, September 27th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Heart Health  /  Comments: 0
Catherine Cioffi, BS, Contributing Blogger Eggs have gotten mixed press over the years. For years we’ve been told to avoid them because the yolks are high in cholesterol. We also know that eggs contain protein, vitamins A and D, omega-3 fats and the antioxidant lutein. So what’s an egg lover to do? Cholesterol & Eggs
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should be limiting our daily cholesterol…

The Secret of Seaweed

Monday, August 19th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I think most of you can agree seaweed can be a bother at the beach.  It sticks to your bathing suit, tangles into your hair and, most distinctly, provides a far from fragrant sea scent.  But, I’ll admit, there is something about this beautiful sea “green” (found also in brown and red) that has everybody curious about its new proclaimed fame. Seaweed: A Sea Vegetable

5 Cool Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Monday, July 22nd, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger The summer heat has picked up and with it the importance of keeping cool. The rising thermometer can leave you feeling drained and dehydrated if you don’t focus on your fluid intake. When it comes to hydrating, choose something you enjoy, but keep in mind sugar content to avoid excessive calories. Beat the Heat
Staying hydrated is important for your health and well-being.…

Spring Cleaning for Your Body

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Spring is in the air, and boy have I been busy!  Among other things, my spring-cleaning checklist includes: de-cluttering my closet (tougher than it sounds), my kitchen, my pantry, my desk, but most importantly my body.  Yes, that’s right! Your body certainly deserves to be healthy and happy, so why not spend a little time this season focusing on what you put in…

Summer Cocktail Makeover

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia, MS, RD Contributing Blogger Ahhhh…it’s Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial kick off to summer!  If you’re like me, you love everything about the season – the sunshine, lighter clothes, frequent gatherings with friends and family—and of course the cocktails to help celebrate these relaxing days and nights. Popular Summer Cocktails – What’s the Skinny?
There’s so much hype about…

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