Sodium Smarts

Sodium Smarts

You may be surprised to learn how much sodium is in many foods. Sodium, including sodium chloride or salt, can come from natural sources or be added to foods. High-sodium diets are linked to increased blood pressure and a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends that you aim to eat less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day. When you buy prepared and packaged foods, Read more »
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September 17, 2014
Getting the Hang of Seasoning with Herbs with Chef Derek Emerson

Getting the Hang of Seasoning with Herbs with Chef Derek Emerson

If you are a novice in the kitchen or just a “time challenged” parent trying to get a meal on the table after putting in a full day at work, you may not have given a lot of thought to which fresh herbs might kick up the flavor of one of your standby recipes or family favorites. Let’s face it. When time is limited, it’s easy to take the course Read more »
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July 11, 2014
EGGS: Nutrition That’s Hard to Beat

EGGS: Nutrition That’s Hard to Beat

By Rebecca Turner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Oh how I love eggs! Let me count the ways: scrambled, over easy, sunny-side up or boiled. Regardless of how you order up your eggs, this versatile food is a dietary staple that’s long on nutrition. But not everyone agrees with me. It’s possible you heard about a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis in 2012 that suggested eggs, especially the yolks, are as Read more »
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July 11, 2014
Fresh Local & Seasonal

Fresh Local & Seasonal

A Prescription for Sustainable Eating with Chef Derek Emerson “We are part of nature. We depend on it. It’s really what is giving us our nourishment, and we need to treasure the farmer, we need to take care of the land. That’s a beautiful pleasure of life.” ~ Alice Waters It’s a funny thing when we realize that sometimes we humans have to go the long way around to get back to Read more »
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May 17, 2014
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