Posted on March 29, 2010 by Lauren
Salsa Sweet Potato Dip n’ Spread
1/4 cup cooked mashed Sweet Potato
1/4 cup hot salsa
Cucumber slices or spears
fresh lime juice
Combine mashed sweet potato and salsa, mix well. Spritz with lime juice and spread on sliced cucumber rounds or serve with cucumber spears for dipping.
Yield: 1/2 cup
Salsa Sweet Potato Dip 'n Spread
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Posted on April 18, 2009 by Lauren
You filed with the feds, but would you ante up to get a fix from your favorite food vices?
That last hike in cigarette prices was enough to motivate more smokers to quit and programs to help reported a surge in calls on their hotline.
But would a tax on sugary sodas, candy or “junk” food help tame those desires, inspiring discipline to limit them in better balance? or does it just create a more tormented backlash about individual choice and the blame game for public health woes?
File your returns on it here.
And though “junk food” tax tends to be a state and municipal issue, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are up for 2010 revisions and now is your chance to speak up by submitting comments on-line. Attend the 3rd meeting of their advisory committee– a webinar open to the public — to be held April 29-30 2009 by registering at their site.
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Posted on April 14, 2009 by Lauren
Check out my interview on KJAM Radio!
Chatting it up on WHYY A Chef’s Table and National Public Radio
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Posted on April 10, 2009 by Lauren
‘Tis a season for sweet treats – would you buy this for your baking, beverage or any sweetening just because its carbon footprint is “neutral”?
Domino® Sugar Certified CarbonFree®
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Posted on April 5, 2009 by Lauren
A recent Nutritional Food Pairings article has me wondering – how much of a selling feature is such a concept?
Nutrient synergies are hardly a new finding. I still recall from my ’80s clinical training that iron is better absorbed with a vitamin C rich food, or even just the acidity – like from ground beef browned in a cast iron skilled and cooked in tomato sauce.
If a tasty meal is planned with nutritional pairing would it be chosen over selections more appealing by personal preference that didn’t have the extra health benefit of a higher functioning combo?
Like salmon served with polyphenol rich grapes that protect the omega-3 – would knowing that edge out the same fish dish served with seasoned sliced tomatoes if the latter was your more flavor-satisfying desire?
How much of an influence does a value-added health plus have?
Share your thoughts here
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