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28 11, 2022

Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

By |2022-11-28T10:56:26-05:00November 28th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

Got 3-day old leftover mashed potatoes? I have a delicious solution. Don't waste them, make them into these crowd-pleasing appetizer. You can add one or more eggs and adjust the grated cheese and seasoning depending on how many cups of potatoes you have left. These come together quickly, [...]

15 11, 2022

Eye on Food Waste

By |2022-11-17T13:23:49-05:00November 15th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste|Comments Off on Eye on Food Waste

The amount of food wasted each year seems to continue to trend upwards. It may not seem like a big deal, but the little efforts you can make at home matter. In my latest book, I delve into the subject, discussing everything from sustainable agriculture to [...]

21 10, 2022

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

By |2022-11-01T10:33:05-04:00October 21st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

It's officially sweater weather right? This dish hits all of the notes of the season, delicious, beta-carotene-rich butternut squash and spinach for those B vitamins, put together with creamy, comforting pasta. It can be eaten immediately, or made ahead, kept warm or reheated. This simple dish comes together [...]

22 09, 2022

Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

By |2022-09-18T20:35:09-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

Pledging to reduce your food waste involves better food planning. Pro tip: When you have a trip coming up, it's time to clean out the fridge. When you are heading out to travel and will be away from home for a while, it's best to cook from the [...]

14 09, 2022

Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

By |2022-09-14T11:57:06-04:00September 14th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

As summer ends and fall begins, schedules tend to amp up. Getting a healthy dinner on the table can sometimes add more stress to the day. Nobody wants that! Keeping some frozen veggies on hand, along with simple protein options, helps make deciding what's for dinner easier. Another [...]

30 08, 2022

Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

By |2022-08-30T22:43:30-04:00August 30th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

One strategy for wasting less food, is to start taking note of the bits of vegetables that end up sitting in your refrigerator. And the dips or condiments that don't quite get finished. I had noticed that every time I bought a bunch of celery, I'd use some, [...]

28 06, 2022

Rethinking Food Waste to Save Money and Eat Better

By |2022-06-28T09:16:15-04:00June 28th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Rethinking Food Waste to Save Money and Eat Better

This is my hypothesis and observation: When you start working on wasting less food, you automatically end up eating better. Why? Because the celery doesn't rot in the fridge - you blend it into a smoothie. The pieces of chicken get defrosted from the freezer and turned into [...]

3 06, 2022

Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

By |2022-06-03T15:23:11-04:00June 3rd, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

A key strategy to reducing your food waste at home is learning to use similar ingredients in different ways. I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing. I had leftover spinach that was wilting, along with a large basil plant in the garden. In lieu of pesto, [...]

22 04, 2022

Earth Day (is everyday) Reminders: Stop Food Waste

By |2022-11-14T16:15:31-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Earth Day (is everyday) Reminders: Stop Food Waste

It bears repeating - Thirty to forty percent of all food is wasted. I was a guest on the Nutrition Diva Podcast where we chatted about food waste and how we can all take a look at our current shopping, cooking and food waste habits and consider small [...]