Showing posts with label Diets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diets. Show all posts

17 January 2017

Food as Medicine: It's Not Just a Fringe Idea Anymore : The Salt : NPR


..."Research on the power of food to treat or reverse disease is beginning to accumulate, but that doesn't mean diet alone is always the solution, or that every illness can benefit substantially from dietary changes. Nonetheless, physicians say they look at the cumulative data and a clear picture emerges: that the salt, sugar, fat and processed foods in the American diet contribute to the nation's high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of deaths from heart disease and stroke are caused by high blood pressure, tobacco use, elevated cholesterol and low consumption of fruits and vegetables."...

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Food as Medicine: It's Not Just a Fringe Idea Anymore : The Salt : NPR




06 December 2016

Christmas Comfort Classics Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch



Christmas Comfort Classics is filled with recipes for making your own holiday special. For a festive brunch, Country Club Eggs and Apricot-Almond Coffee Cake are sure to please. On snowy days, treat the kids to Gingerbread Pancakes and Christmas Cocoa. Warm 'em up at lunchtime with Lela's Beef & Vegetable Soup.

Christmas Comfort Classics Cookbook 

by Gooseberry Patch

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Gooseberry Patch; Spi edition (June 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620932008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620932001
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches

Available from Amazon.com


07 November 2016

The next hot trends in food - MarketWatch


"...Everybody knows standards change — fat was bad, for instance, until the big no-nos became carbs and gluten — and each time they do, a rash of new products appear that claim to be packed with good stuff and free of things that cause harm..."

The next hot trends in food - MarketWatch


04 November 2016

Enough With the Protein, America - Bloomberg


"...We need protein. It's one of the macronutrients, along with fat and carbohydrates, that provide calories, and therefore energy. But Americans are eating a lot of it, in both fresh and packaged foods, and much more than the average global consumer, according to data from Euromonitor..."

Enough With the Protein, America - Bloomberg


30 August 2016

Savoring the Foods and Family Traditions of Summers Past - The New York Times


"Over the last few months, we’ve asked readers across the country to tell about their own summer food traditions, the kinds built over the years on vacations and reunions and long weekends eating outdoors." The New York Times

Savoring the Foods and Family Traditions of Summers Past - The New York Times




03 August 2016

Refrigerator Pickles: Summer Fruit, All Sealed Up - WSJ


"Crisp, refreshing and unbelievably easy, refrigerator pickles make the most of summer’s fruit harvest. Recipes for pickled grapes, cantaloupe and watermelon rind are only the beginning. Here’s what you can make with the results":


Refrigerator Pickles: Summer Fruit, All Sealed Up - WSJ





15 March 2016

England’s 20-Year-Old ‘Two Fat Ladies’ is Still the Best Cooking Show Ever Made | SAVEUR


"If you want to watch a master in the kitchen convince you that yes, you really can make this beautiful-looking thing, go watch Ina. If you want to know why a recipe works, geek out with Alton Brown. If you want to make the perfect omelette, Jacques Pepin’s reruns are there for you. But if you want to learn how to relish something, to really, truly love food and what it means to sit around a table, no one shows you better than the Two Fat Ladies."

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England’s 20-Year-Old ‘Two Fat Ladies’ is Still the Best Cooking Show Ever Made | SAVEUR




16 December 2015

Cook Your Own Adventure: 11 Cookbooks For Kitchen Dreamers


"This year's cookbooks point to big dreams in the kitchen, and a kind of comfort with concepts once considered the province of professional cooks — ingredients from those last few shelves you haven't explored at your Asian grocery store, recipes that foreground umami flavors, make-at-home doughs for croissant and brioche, and, in a charming twist, recipes for chicken (that most unexotic of birds) that travel to every corner of the globe..."

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Cook Your Own Adventure: 11 Cookbooks For Kitchen Dreamers

Book available at AMAZON.com


21 October 2015

Museum of Food and Drink Takes a Look at Flavor - The New York Times


'“What makes your favorite food so delicious?” the text on a large free-standing panel near the entrance asks. The one-word answer: “Chemicals.”

The word is deflating. It’s a little like being told that the human soul has a specific atomic weight. Chemicals? Yuck.'

Museum of Food and Drink Takes a Look at Flavor - The New York Times






06 August 2015

Off Duty: Summer Recipes - WSJ.com


"This is the season for no-sweat meals. Here’s our all-star collection of mains, sides, desserts and drinks to see you through your summertime barbecues, picnics and everyday dinners."

Off Duty: Summer Recipes - WSJ.com



11 May 2015

How to Eat Healthy Meals at Restaurants - NYTimes.com


"Most meals at American restaurants aren’t healthy. They’re packed with processed food and enough calories to cover two or three sensible meals..."


How to Eat Healthy Meals at Restaurants - NYTimes.com






18 March 2015

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat? : The Salt : NPR



I've often wondered about what foods are promoted, how they are presented, and more, all for the sake of ratings rather than for health and nutrition:

" 'Our main finding is that it seems that if you watch food television and then actually cook the recipes that you see, you're at risk for having a higher BMI [body mass index],' says study author Lizzy Pope, who's a researcher in nutrition and food science at the University of Vermont." Read more at:

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat? : The Salt : NPR




02 March 2015

What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul



Recently released, a publication that goes beyond being a guide for weight loss:

"What are you hungry for? Food? Love? Self-esteem?  Peace? In this manual for "higher health," based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra creates a vision of weight loss based on a deeper awareness of why people overeat - because they are trying to find satisfaction and wind up using food as a substitute for real fulfillment..."

What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul 
by Deepak Chopra
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony (December 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0770437230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0770437237

Available online at Amazon.com




10 December 2014

Best Cookbooks Of 2014 Offer Tastes And Tales From Around The Globe : NPR


From NPR:

"2014 was a year for faraway cuisines to take up residence in U.S. kitchens — cookbook authors cast their nets for flavors from Paris, the Middle East and Southeast Asia; from the ancient spice routes and every point in between."

Best Cookbooks Of 2014 Offer Tastes And Tales From Around The Globe : NPR

Cookbooks available at Amazon.












23 October 2014

(Only) Two Rules for a Good Diet - NYTimes.com

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

"...I get this. I’m a worrier, too, though I tend to expend my neurotic energy on different topics. The overall environment means that you’re pretty much on your own if you try to eat healthfully in spite of the system, and you must take up that battle through a dozen or more decisions each day. But there are two big decisions that can put you on the right path and help you largely steer clear of antibiotics, excess sugar, unwanted chemicals, animal cruelty, and more...."



(Only) Two Rules for a Good Diet - NYTimes.com




27 April 2014

Why Chocolate Is Good for Us - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com



More favorable news on chocolate -- but with a caveat:

"Dr. Neilson also points out that cocoa is not a chocolate bar, something whose added ingredients and processing reduce the number and type of flavonols, increase calories (cocoa itself has very few) and possibly change the response of gut bacteria to the cocoa. “The evidence does not show that you can eat a chocolate bar every day and expect to improve your health,” he says. A few tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder sprinkled onto oatmeal or a handful of cocoa nibs — bits of the cacao bean, available at natural-food stores — would be better, he says less than sweetly."

Why Chocolate Is Good for Us - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com






05 March 2014

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out


There seems to be an ever increasing interest in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. If you're a recent convert or long-timer follower of this healthy lifestyle, take a look at this new cookbook, The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out, by Angela Liddon.

"... Angela Liddon focuses her culinary efforts on plant-based, healthy whole foods, free of chemicals and additives. Continuing this tradition, THE OH SHE GLOWS COOKBOOK includes 75 new recipes, as well as more than 25 fan favorites from her blog. Recipes run the gamut, from “power snacks” to smoothies, juices, and teas, as well as breakfast foods, appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, sides, and desserts. There’s a fairly wide variety of dishes to be found, from vegan versions of American favorites (Lentil Walnut Loaf, Grilled Portobello Burger, Lightened-Up Crispy Baked Fries) to more international meals (Creamy Vegetable Curry, Crowd-Pleasing Tex-Mex Casserole, Quick & Easy Chana Masala). Many of the recipes are gluten-free, or include gluten-free substitutions; and Liddon sometimes offers soy-free alternatives, too..."

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out 
by Angela Liddon
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Avery Trade (March 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1583335277
ISBN-13: 978-1583335277
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 1 inches

Available online at Amazon.com




08 September 2013

Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This : The Salt : NPR

Image: Stephanie Gonot/Courtesy of the photographer

Which one of these have you tried? Which one are you on now? And, the results?...

"On one level, it's easy to understand the allure of a fad diet: Eat this, not that and you'll lose weight, guaranteed. Who doesn't want an easy way to shed unwanted pounds?"

Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This : The Salt : NPR