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11 08, 2020

My New Book Launched: DASH Diet for Two

By |2021-01-11T10:55:29-05:00August 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|1 Comment

Drum roll please...I'm very excited to see my new cookbook launch today. This is the first cookbook I've authored solo. It's full of recipes that I have cooked for my family. You'll enjoy 125 healthy recipes that can fit into a DASH lifestyle that helps lower blood pressure. [...]

8 05, 2020

Where’s the Beef?

By |2020-05-08T14:11:32-04:00May 8th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on Where’s the Beef?

News of meat and other food shortages this week follows earlier news of the effect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had on the food supply.  Currently there is some disruption of workforce within the beef supply chain. Processing within the beef packing industry, is causing some slowdown in the [...]

2 02, 2020

Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

By |2020-02-03T18:58:36-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

I recently attended a session (sponsored by Dupont's health division) that shared preliminary results of an International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) consumer survey. The December 2019 survey shared consumer perceptions of plant alternatives to meat. One thousand interviews were conducted among adults aged eighteen and over, from December [...]

16 07, 2019

Animal Science and the Environment

By |2019-10-24T11:29:56-04:00July 16th, 2019|Food Trends, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Animal Science and the Environment

Food is linked to the environment. Growing food depends on proper climate conditions. The use of natural resources and the application of pesticides or herbicides have an impact. But when it comes down to survival, human instinct is to sustain life. If it came down to deciding whether [...]

17 04, 2019

The Critical Window of Early Feeding

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00April 17th, 2019|Family meals, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on The Critical Window of Early Feeding

Did you know that the first 1000 days in a child's life (conception to age 2) are critical to a child's health, and potentially his future? What a mother and infant eat during these days can impact the child's behavior, neural development, and even food preferences. In addition, [...]

12 04, 2018

Myths About Meat

By |2019-06-26T13:50:55-04:00April 12th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|1 Comment

There are many nutrition myths that circulate around the Internet, and myths about meat are included in them. Some people have concerns that may be health-related, or that relate to animal welfare and the environment. Can meat be part of a healthy diet? Are there unintended nutrition consequences [...]

1 02, 2018

Down and Dirty for Heart Month

By |2019-06-26T13:50:15-04:00February 1st, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Down and Dirty for Heart Month

You hear a lot in the news about "eating clean", going "plant-based", and avoiding "chemicals" in your diet. Well, here's the thing, food IS chemistry. We eat chemicals. We are made of chemicals. They aren't all scary. The ingredients here may seem scary, but they aren't. This [...]

30 03, 2017

Food Safety Fact-Check: Storing and Cooking Beef

By |2019-06-26T13:51:57-04:00March 30th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Food Safety Fact-Check: Storing and Cooking Beef

I will be blogging this month about how you can incorporate beef into your healthy diet. These posts are sponsored by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, but are expressions of my own. When designing a kitchen, you may be looking for the shiniest [...]

23 03, 2017

Making the Most of Your Food Budget with Beef

By |2019-06-26T13:52:04-04:00March 23rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making the Most of Your Food Budget with Beef

I will be blogging this month about how you can incorporate beef into your healthy diet. These posts are sponsored by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, but are expressions of my own. The great thing about heart-healthy cuts of beef, is that they [...]