Food and Drink

Have You Met Your Matcha?

Have You Met Your Matcha?

Q: What is matcha? A: Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been laid out to dry, de-stemmed and ground into an incredibly fine powder. The leaves are picked from shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants. The shade helps slow down the growth of ...
Use Soup to Boost Your Weight Loss

Use Soup to Boost Your Weight Loss

Do you view soup as a way to supplement your lunchtime sandwich or cure an occasional cold? While we’re also fans of old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup as well as Mom’s chicken noodle soup cure for colds, there’ ...
What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

As a registered and licensed dietitian, you can imagine how many times I’m asked, “So, Kristen, what do you eat to stay healthy?” You may have the notion that nutrition professionals are really strict with their diets and count ever ...
Raw Zucchini Lasagna With Macadamia Nut Cheeze

Raw Zucchini Lasagna With Macadamia Nut Cheeze

When you think lasagna, rich red sauce and gooey, melted cheese–probably not vegetables–come to mind.  But this raw recipe is going to turn your idea of this traditional Italian dish upside down. Layered with tender, fresh veggies, homema ...
What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

Q: What is Amaranth? A: Amaranth is a member of the “goosefoot family” of plants, technically referred to as  Chenopodiaeceae.    Its kin includes quinoa, beets, Swiss chard and spinach. Amaranth’s closest cousin is the popular gra ...
A Vegetarian Diet: Is It Right for You?

A Vegetarian Diet: Is It Right for You?

Ever since Beyonce and Jay Z announced to the world that they were undertaking a 22-day vegan plant-based cleanse, the term “plant-based diet” has garnered as much attention as Lady Gaga’s costumes. But you don’t have to be a ...