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15 03, 2024

Is Plant-Based Food the Real Solution?

By Rosanne Rust|2024-03-15T14:50:34-04:00March 15th, 2024|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Is Plant-Based Food the Real Solution?

The term "plant-based" is hot. I recently attended a sponsored conference in which the term "reducetarian" was introduced. This term describes meat-eaters who are trying to reduce the portions and frequency of meat consumption, and add more plants to their diet. Less Meat, More Plants Full disclosure: I [...]

23 05, 2023

Understanding a Standard Drink

By Rosanne Rust|2023-05-23T13:40:58-04:00May 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding a Standard Drink

I enjoy a cocktail and I love wine, but sometimes our pour is more that we realize. Glasses are larger, and alcohol content has increased in wine and beer in the US. Alcohol By Volume Ready-to-drink beverages like mixed drinks, malt or wine based beverages, in [...]

17 11, 2022

Simple Homemade Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce

By Rosanne Rust|2022-11-17T11:55:02-05:00November 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simple Homemade Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Sugar gets a bad rap. It's blamed for many of our countries health issues, but these claims are misleading. The US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends we consume less than 10 percent of our calories come from added sugars. That's about 150-200 calories a day (which is visually [...]

13 05, 2022

A Zero Waste Lemon Tiramisu-inspired Dessert

By Rosanne Rust|2022-05-13T13:24:34-04:00May 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Zero Waste Lemon Tiramisu-inspired Dessert

I wrote 100+ recipes for Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies®, yet I just keep creating more. That's how Zero Waste Cooking works, and that is the goal of the book. I want you to learn more about food waste, and then get comfortable "sorta following" a recipe as [...]

6 04, 2022

Don’t Trash It: Recreate it!

By Rosanne Rust|2022-04-22T16:40:30-04:00April 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Trash It: Recreate it!

I was recently a guest on Dr. Joan Salge Blake's podcast: Spot On! We chatted about simple ways to reduce your personal food waste. Why are we throwing away so much food? I think sometimes food waste happens as a result of good intentions. Maybe it's a situation [...]

6 02, 2022

Check Your Pour: What’s a standard drink?

By Rosanne Rust|2022-02-06T19:16:20-05:00February 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Check Your Pour: What’s a standard drink?

Dry January has passed but many "sober curious" individuals are cutting back on alcohol as a lifestyle choice. Are you trying to limit the alcohol in your diet? What is a Standard Drink? According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans  moderate alcohol consumption is comprised of 2 drinks [...]

1 02, 2021

Your Heart and Your Risk

By Rosanne Rust|2023-10-11T11:03:41-04:00February 1st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Your Heart and Your Risk

February is Heart Month so it's a good time to be mindful about any risk factors you may have. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. It accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths each year. What are those risks? High blood pressure High [...]

20 01, 2021

5 Easy Ways to Add More Fruit to Your Diet

By Rosanne Rust|2021-03-26T09:44:09-04:00January 20th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Easy Ways to Add More Fruit to Your Diet

Looking to add more fruit to your day? Sure, you can grab a banana or an apple. However there are many more creative ways to add more fruit into your diet. Fresh, canned or dried, fruit provides important antioxidants and potassium to your diet. Mango salsa tops [...]