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Food Safety at the Farmer’s Market

September 30th, 2014

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger
Thanks to organizations like GrowNYC on the East coast, Urban Village… on the West coast, and many other community-wide efforts, farmers markets are becoming accessible to both rural and urban communities across America.
While it’s great to support your local farms and purchase fresh, seasonal produce, there are also certain precautions that you should take when

Going Vegan? Read This First.

September 29th, 2014

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Following a vegan diet seems to be the newest craze. More and more vegan restaurants have been popping up and celebrities are attributing their healthy body to eating vegan. While I certainly can’t complain about having more veggie options when dining out, there are a few things to keep in mind before taking the vegan plunge.
What is a vegan diet?…
Vegan diets eliminate all

How Fresh Is Your Spice Rack?

September 8th, 2014

By Betsy Ginn,Guest Blogger…
When was the last time you peeked at your spice shelf? After taking a look at mine, I found the spices I use regularly (like cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon) sitting up front, which was no surprise. However, when I moved those to the side, I was a bit nervous. I ended up finding a jar of Chinese Five Spice from the winter of 2008 when I decided to make homemade pho. It immediately went into the

White After Labor Day? Yes! It’s A Must Eat!

September 2nd, 2014

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS Contributing Blogger
Now that summer has officially come to an end, many of us will be packing up our cut offs and tank tops, and savoring the last few juicy watermelons we can get our hands on. As I contemplated retiring my favorite white jeans for the season, I started thinking; what whites can stay after Labor Day?
Fruits and Veggies? You Bet!…
We all know that colorful fruits and vegetables are

Food Trucks: Are They Safe?

August 28th, 2014

By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
The food truck movement has rolled into every major city the past few years offering chic and reasonable fare. From European to Asian to dessert-themed trucks, there is certainly something for everyone. The lines fill up as quickly as the food is sold, which leaves the burning question: Is it safe to eat from a truck with a kitchen that’s literally the size of an office