Favorite Fall foods (Part 3): Apples and Butternut Squash

In this third and final installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two delicious picks—apples and butternut squash—from cookbook author and culinary instructor Robyn Webb. Learn why she loves these fall foods and how to use them to create appealing and nutritious meals you and your family are sure to devour. APPLES    Continue Reading


Favorite Fall Foods (Part 2): Eggplant and Beets

In this second installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two picks from a real triple threat expert, registered dietitian nutritionist, chef and cookbook author Jackie Newgent. Read on to learn why Jackie loves eggplant and beets, two colorful and tasty fall foods.  EGGPLANT The start of football season and eggplant go    Continue Reading


Sushi Roll Orders Approved By Nutritionists


Food: Two Amazing Recipes from Pamela Salzman

If you’re looking for delicious recipes to add to your staples, look no further. I’m thrilled to share my first Food-based Food, Fitness & Fiction blog. It features two amazing recipes, one for Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos and one for Spring Green Minestrone. These delicious and beautiful specimens come straight from the kitchen of the ever popular LA-based natural    Continue Reading

Super Bowl Hangover Detox: 7 Foods to Beat Bloat, Stay Energized

If you enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday a little too much –one too many chicken wings or handfuls of chips smothered with guacamole or cheese, no need to feel guilty about one day of overindulging, if you otherwise have a balanced and nutrient-rich diet. This is how to get back on track after Super Bowl Sunday,    Continue Reading

More Fruit and Veggies May Prevent Stroke

How to Help Vegetarian (and All) Kids Eat Their Vegetables

Check out this wonderful guest blog on my Parents blog, The Scoop on Food, by Sharon Palmer, RD.

Baked Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Roasted Butternut Squash

With the holidays here, you’re likely going to be spending lots of time in your kitchen. To make entertaining more tasty and enjoyable without sabotaging your effort (or that of your guests) to eat nutritiously, here are two recipes featuring 3 superstar veggies–spinach, artichokes and butternut squash. Enjoy! Baked Spinach & Artichoke Dip Yield/Servings: Makes    Continue Reading

Zucchini Lasagna

What’s not to love about this delicious, nutritious twist on lasagna? Yum! Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large zucchinis, sliced about ¼‑inch thick 4 large tomatoes, sliced about ¼‑inch thick 2 medium onions, sliced very thin 1 sprig fresh basil, 6–8 leaves, chopped or thinly sliced Italian seasonings ground black pepper    Continue Reading

Roasted Vegetable Recipes

              I’m happy to share two delicious recipes from the new book, Eating Free, by registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta. Serve these to family and friends this summer to fill them up and add some flavor to meals (or that next barbecue). Roasted Vegetables This is similar to a traditional ratatouille, and    Continue Reading