Submitted by Christina on March 4, 2019 - 9:23am
According to a study published in BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal), frequent consumption of fried foods can lead to a serious outcome: early death. Yup; you read right…early death.
Researchers looked at data from 100,000 women followed since the mid 1990’s. Now between the ages of 50-79, these women’s data has revealed some not so surprising results.
Those who said they consumed 1 serving of fried food each day had an 8% higher chance of early death compared with women who ate little or no fried food.
Submitted by Christina on March 4, 2019 - 9:20am
My husband, who I adore, loves Time magazine. Yup, good old fashioned Time magazine.
I’m not such a big fan but every now and then, I see an article that piques my interest and inspires me to write. This week I read such an article.
The first line of the article reads, “If you want to eat something for better health, make it fiber.” I turned to the front cover to be sure I wasn’t reading a vintage magazine from the ‘90’s…’80’s or ‘70’s since fiber has been touted as an essential building block of wellness for decades.
Submitted by Christina on February 12, 2019 - 2:13pm
When was the last time you sat down to a meal and really enjoyed it? Without pondering calories, carbs, protein grams. Without second-guessing your choices and their impact on your waistline or wellness.
If you can’t remember, maybe it’s time to eat by intuition and stop eating by the “rules.”
Submitted by Christina on December 11, 2018 - 8:09am
My dear friend and food writer extraordinaire, Jason loves the movie “Love, Actually” so I named this article for him. It was through him that I had the chance to travel to Naples on a whirlwind food tour. Our mission? Pasta. And what a delicious mission it was.
Submitted by Christina on September 12, 2018 - 2:31pm
I am asked this question all the time, but I realized that I have never really dedicated an entire blog to the topic of soy and the fear that has been created around this humble bean.
Submitted by Christina on August 29, 2018 - 8:26am
I am an avid listener of the NPR radio program 1A. Well, I was an avid listener, until last week.
I find the show and its host, Joshua Johnson to be intelligent, unbiased and open-minded to all sides of an argument or issue. Again, until last week.
I often go on record as saying that I’m “not that kind of vegan.” You know the ones, lecturing everyone, preaching, waggling their fingers in your face.
Submitted by Christina on May 30, 2018 - 1:28pm
Have you ever stood in the kitchen without one solid idea of what to cook? Me, too.
Have you ever lost your inspiration and find yourself cooking the same recipes over and over? Me, too. It doesn’t happen to me often, but I have to be straight with you. I cook and bake so much…and I love it.
But every now and then, I lose my inspiration; throw up my hands and want to order take-out. The problem is, there’s no take-out worth ordering, so I hike up my skirt (as the saying goes) and get into the kitchen and cook.
Submitted by Christina on May 30, 2018 - 7:11am
My husband loves Time Magazine and I love my husband (as evident in this photo of us…and yes, I know; the 80’s called and they want their hair back…but it was the 80’s…).
Submitted by Christina on May 11, 2018 - 9:49am
As the days heat up, we are less and less inclined to light all four burners, the oven and the grill to prepare our meals. Nor should we!
It’s time to step away from the stove a bit and create delicious, lighter fare to sustain us through the summer weather to come.
Salads can be…salads or they can be interesting, exciting, sexy and oh, so satisfying. Main course salads are easy to make, require very little prep time and can be as varied as you’d like.
Submitted by Christina on May 7, 2018 - 10:34am
I taught a cooking class yesterday all about managing weight and one of the questions at the end of class was about making vegan yogurt, specifically about the starter part of the process.
I confess that I have never been one for yogurt, not ever. My mother adored it and when I was a kid, she was always trying to "sell" me on the idea of how delicious it was. I was not buying it, even when she stirred fresh peaches into it (my fave fruit as a kid). She went through her homemade yogurt phase and waxed on about its freshness and goodness...still...no sale for me.