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Cook Slow and Safe This Summer

July 21st, 2014

By Caryn Huneke, MS, guest blogger…
The summer heat fries my brain and zaps away my will to cook. Just looking at my oven makes me sweat. Unfortunately I live in an apartment so I can’t escape by heading outdoors to grill, and I can only eat so many cold salads for dinner. Instead of slaving over the stovetop or ordering takeout (again), I use my slow cooker (or “crock pot”) to prepare dinner without heating up the whole

How to Love Live Seafood Safely

July 15th, 2014

By Emelia Stiverson, MS, guest blogger…
Growing up in Maryland, I remember many nights when my parents “set the table for dinner” by covering it in newspaper and laying out wooden mallets and knives. To some, this may seem like an odd family tradition. However, this is a familiar ritual to anyone who has ever feasted on hard shell crabs. Although cooking with live seafood may seem daunting, these tips will allow

Fueling a Healthy Family: Summer Snacks 101

July 14th, 2014

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger
The summer season is in full bloom, which means the days are longer, the weather is warm, and kids get their long-awaited break from school. Although typically we think the summer months means more outdoor playtime and fun in the sun, a new study found that kids tend to gain more weight during these months!
New Research from the CDC…
Published this June by the Centers of Disease

5 Ways To Enjoy Beets This Summer

July 2nd, 2014

By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger
This star ingredient of borscht (a Russian beet soup) can easily be incorporated into a wide range of your favorite foods. Pick up a bunch at your local market and get cooking!
The Beauty of Beets…
The beet as we know it is actually the taproot (or the largest root) of the beet plant, which is why it’s also called the beetroot. Beets get their gorgeous color from betalains, a group

Cookbook Review: Ellie Krieger’s Weeknight Wonder

June 27th, 2014

By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger…
I love good food, and whipping up a cioppino (or fish stew) on the weekends is definitely my idea of a good time. But let’s get real. The hustle and bustle of daily life leaves little room for meal variety and creativity. Like most people, I find myself dining out or preparing large batches of the same quick recipe to last through the week. Ellie Krieger’s new book Weeknight