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Welcome to my award-winning blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition information, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. I’m thrilled my blog was named a Top 10 Healthy Blogs Written by Actual Health Pros by Shape, a 2011 recipient of the Top 100 Health Blogs by Healthline.com, and Mamavation’s Top Dietitians Your Can Count on For Social Media.

I hope you enjoy my blog. Your comments and insight are very important to me and my readers.

Happy, healthy reading!
-Toby

From Field to Plate: The Dairy Farm

November 18th, 2013


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,

Win This Book: Entrée to Judaism for Families

November 12th, 2013


Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are two of my favorite holidays. So I was ecstatic when I hear that the first full day of Hanukkah falls of Thanksgiving (also called Thanksgivukkah). This special event last happened in 1888, and will happen again only in 77,798 years! I want to make this once-in-a-lifetime holiday convergence memorable for my kids by getting them down and dirty in the kitchen with me. Luckily I came across

Recipe: Cauliflower-Parsnip “Alfredo” Sauce

November 11th, 2013


By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger
Cauliflower is a wonderfully versatile vegetable. Did you know that there are four different color varieties… of this cruciferous veggie? Here’s a unique “Alfredo” sauce made with pureed cauliflower and parsnips—two vegetables that are coming into season during the fall and winter months.
Compared to traditional Alfredo sauces made with butter and cheese,

Farmer’s Market Find: Orange Cauliflower

November 8th, 2013


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…

5 Healthy Eating Apps to Keep Your Diet on Track

October 28th, 2013


By Joni Garcia, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
The holiday season is quickly approaching and while this time of the year is fun and exciting, it can be hard to stick to your normal routine with all the parties, shopping, and other things to do.  We’ve grown to rely on our smart phones for basically everything, so why not use it to help keep eating habits in check?
Why Apps?…
Our smart phones can help us to stay accountable,

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