Submitted by Christina on January 26, 2016 - 10:11am
When I was a kid, the only thing that helped me get over the passing of Christmas was the appearance of what my grandfather called “Chinese apples.” I couldn’t wait until he pried the bright red skin open, revealing the tiny jewel-like
Submitted by Christina on January 25, 2016 - 9:09am
It’s been a bad time recently for meat-and meat eaters. Everywhere they turn, they are faced with studies telling them meat kills, experts advising to quit meat and contaminated meat recalls. Everywhere, knives and forks are paused over juicy pieces of animal shank in hesitation.
Submitted by Christina on January 21, 2016 - 10:03am
I don’t know about you, but where I live, when the bone-chilling cold of winter sets in, it feels like it will never thaw. Steel grey skies, cloudy days and long dark nights leave us shivering under blankets for months.
We seem to tend toward over-indulgence...the holidays, the summer, graduation, weddings...because it's Tuesday and then we want to get back on track. Is juice the answer? Maybe; maybe not.
The average American drinks about 30 quarts of fruit juice every year. It’s a healthy way to start your day or a seriously convenient method of increasing your consumption of fruits, vegetables, right? Not so fast. Even though 100% juice has some benefits, it also has drawbacks you just might want to consider before pouring your next glass.
Submitted by Christina on January 14, 2016 - 8:45am
Growing up in an Italian household, fennel, or finocchio, was a staple on our autumn table. It wasn’t until I grew up that I discovered that it was rarely used in American cuisine. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is a vegetable not to be missed.
Submitted by Christina on January 11, 2016 - 9:27am
It’s the New Year. You’ve made the decision to clean up your eating habits and get fit. Maybe you’ve made this resolution before, but what if it could really “stick” this time? What if you re-thought the way you approached food and eating and really changed your life?
Even though the tinsel has come off the tree, decorations are packed neatly in the attic and the menorah is wrapped safely in its soft cloth for storage until next year, there’s no need to give up eating chestnuts…those sensually yummy treats that we reserve only for the holidays.
Submitted by Christina on January 5, 2016 - 8:49am
When I was younger and newly vegetarian, I think I had it easier than today. In order to change how I ate, I had to change how I thought about food. I wasn’t bombarded by faux foods. I didn’t have access to veggie burgers, vegan hot dogs, vegan ice cream, vegan cheese or vegan eggs. I had to figure out how to make vegetables taste really good as vegetables, not vegetables disguised as something else.
Submitted by Christina on January 4, 2016 - 10:01am
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s my job. I love every second of it. Having worked as an artist in my earlier years, I love the creative outlet I have always found in cooking--developing recipes, creating beautiful presentations, discovering new combinations of food and of course, always discovering how the energies come together to create the dance of life.