Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Coo Coo for Coconuts!

  Delicious in both savory and sweet dishes, this amazing seed/nut is versatile and serves as a key ingredient in dishes from the Philippines, India, and Indonesia.  In the United States, most of us are familiar with coconut from sweets and Thai curry.  Thai curry typically uses coconut milk as the base (rather than cow’s…
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Before There Was Candy There Was Dried Fruit

Dried fruit – Mother Nature’s original candy!  As a dietitian with a serious sweet tooth, I would like to dedicate this post to dried fruit.  A powerhouse of calories, dried fruit will reward you with all the sweetness you crave along with nutrients and antioxidants.  Consider it a delicacy and practice portion control unless you are…
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Pumpkin Nutrition

Pumpkin, one of my favorite winter squashes, comes to center stage during the month of November. Both the fleshy part and the seeds are nutrient-rich and work well in both sweet and savory dishes. Nutrients Pumpkin flesh (or the mushy part) is a fantastic source of fiber, potassium and beta-carotene (an antioxidant and precursor to…
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Alternative Grains – Going Wheat Free

Many people have trouble tolerating wheat for one reason or another.  People have told me that despite testing negative for Celiac disease (a disease where the body creates an immune response to gluten), they experience gastrointestinal discomfort when they consume wheat products.  This blog is intended to give the reader ideas on non-wheat sources of…
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