Fiber-full eating for better health and lower cholesterol
The American Heart Association and the FDA recommend that we all eat at least 25 grams of dietary fiber per day. But what is it, how do we know how much we’re eating, and where did that number come from, anyway? What are the types of fiber? Dietary fiber is a good carbohydrate, also known as roughage, found in plant foods (not supplements). There are two kinds, soluble or insoluble, and both are really good for us. Soluble fiber becomes a thick gel in our intestines, which slows digestion (which keeps blood sugars from spiking) and traps fats so they can’t all be absorbed (which lowers cholesterol levels). Sour...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Healthy Eating Heart Health Source Type: blogs

La Cagouille ’s Sea Scallops with Warm Vinaigrette a.k.a What to do with Those Chives
This potted chive has survived every winter since I first planted it over 20 years ago, and is always the first plant to return in spring to our terrace herb garden. A few years ago, it sent some seed over to another pot, which now joins in its spring awakening. I’m forever amazed at it’s stamina and stability, not to mention those delightful purple flowers. This evening, looking for a recipe to enjoy this little spring harvest with more than just my eyes and nose, I picked up one of my favorite cookbooks, The Paris Cookbook. by Patricia Wells. I’ve loved Patricia’s books ever since Jeffrey Mill...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - May 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Fish chives Herbs Paris patricia wells recipe Scallop recipe Scallops The Paris Cookbook Source Type: blogs

La Cagouille ’s Sea Scallops with Warm Vinaigrette a.k.a What to do with Those Chives
This potted chive has survived every winter since I first planted it over 20 years ago, and is always the first plant to return in spring to our terrace herb garden. A few years ago, it sent some seed over to another pot, which now joins in its spring awakening. I’m forever amazed at it’s stamina and stability, not to mention those delightful purple flowers. This evening, looking for a recipe to enjoy this little spring harvest with more than just my eyes and nose, I picked up one of my favorite cookbooks, The Paris Cookbook. by Patricia Wells. I’ve loved Patricia’s books ever since Jeffrey Mill...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - May 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Fish Uncategorized chives Herbs Paris patricia wells recipe Scallop recipe Scallops The Paris Cookbook Source Type: blogs

Caramelized Onion, Fennel and Mushroom Soup – Umami in a Bowl
What do you make when you want something hearty but light? Something that will warm the cockles of your heart but not make you feel stuffed? That will work for a light and early pre-theater dinner after a not so light afternoon lunch with your sister who was just in for the afternoon? (What a treat!) You make this soup. The Umami is strong with this one I love onion soup, but never found it satisfying on its own without being topped with a ton of cheese and bread. This soup is different. Between the mushrooms, fennel and beef broth, it’s packed with umami. Add some shaved parmesan and you’re in an umami pa...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - March 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Soups broth caramelized onions easy fast Fennel light Mushroom umami Source Type: blogs

Pork Fried “ Rice ”
Here’s a recipe from my Wheat Belly 10-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook, the Light Meals and Side-Dishes section. If you miss the pork fried rice that you used to order at Chinese restaurants, here is a way to recreate it using healthy ingredients with none of the common problem ingredients like MSG, wheat, cornstarch, or rice. To save time and effort, look for pre-riced cauliflower. Also, feel free to use as much healthy oils as you like, since we never limit fats or oils. Makes 4-6 servings 1 head cauliflower, broken into large pieces, or 16-ounces pre-riced cauliflower 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided 4 scallions, sl...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains recipe wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Cream of mushroom soup with chives
Here’s a Wheat Belly favorite from the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook, perfect to warm you up during these below-zero days we’re experiencing. This thick and creamy mushrooms soup makes a filling meal by itself or a substantial accompaniment to pork, chicken, or beef dishes. As written, this recipe is dairy-free. If dairy avoidance is not an issue for you, the olive oil can be substituted with butter, coconut milk substituted with cream, half-and-half, or whole milk. Regardless, using higher-fat coconut milk or dairy is the way we like it around here: full of healthy fats. Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 20 ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free recipe wheat belly Source Type: blogs

BLT Avocado Sandwich with Aleppo Pepper Spread
If you like BLT sandwiches, you’ll love this variation that includes sliced avocado and a tasty Aleppo Pepper Spread. I got my inspiration for the Aleppo Pepper Spread from a recipe provided by Penzey’s, a regional spice and herb retailer in Wisconsin and Michigan, that I tweaked a bit, including adding a bit of sriracha for some extra pizzazz. The Aleppo pepper adds sun-dried tomato-like layers of flavor to dried pepper. You will likely have to source it from a spice shop. Alternatively, if you cannot locate the Aleppo pepper, use standard ground black pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper instead. As written, t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Cream of Mushroom Soup with Chives
Here’s a simple oldie-but-goodie belly-warming recipe rom the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook: Cream of Mushroom Soup with Chives. It’s not just a delicious lunch or dinner side-dish, but can also accompany your holiday meals. Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 20 minutes If dairy avoidance is not an issue for you, the olive oil can be substituted with butter, the coconut milk substituted with cream, half-and-half, or whole milk. Makes 8 servings 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 16 ounces baby bella, cremini, or button mushrooms, chopped coarse...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free grains recipes wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Eat more plants, fewer animals
Science has shown us over and over again that the more meat we eat, the higher our risk of diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Conversely, the more fruits and vegetables we eat, the lower our risk for these diseases, and the lower our body mass index. Why is eating meat bad? High-quality research shows that red meats (like beef, lamb, pork) and processed meats (bacon, sausage, deli meats) are metabolized to toxins that cause damage to our blood vessels and other organs. This toxic process has been linked to heart disease and diabetes. (Want to know more? Read about how these animal proteins harm the body here and here). ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Love those legumes!
“Legumes” sounds like such a fancy word.  Let’s clarify that we’re talking about beans, folks. Beans, lentils, peas, chickpeas, it’s all good… and good for you.  Legumes are amazingly nutritious, high in protein and fiber, low in fat, and low in glycemic load. Legumes for heart health Scientific studies have definitively linked a diet high in legumes with a lower risk of developing obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, or strokes. As a matter of fact, eating legumes every day can effectively treat these diseases in people who already have the...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

What ’ s a healthy breakfast?
If you asked someone to list some typical regular weekday morning breakfast foods, they’d probably rattle off things like cereal, toast, bagels, muffins, pancakes, waffles, and maybe eggs and bacon. But here’s the deal. Breakfast is how we break our overnight fast, and for many people, breaking fast doesn’t have to happen first thing in the morning. That’s right, folks: breakfast does NOT have to happen first thing in the morning. If you are not hungry when you wake up, that is normal, and you do not need to eat. That old myth about “revving up your metabolism” with food first thing was ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Diabetes Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Barbecue Better for Labor Day
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, when many of us enjoy a long weekend with friends and family and toast the season with a backyard barbecue. The traditional meat-heavy barbecue menu can be hazardous to your health, but it doesn’t have to be. Some of the most popular barbecue foods are well-known to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (and a number of other diseases, too!), like steak, pork ribs, processed red meats (hot dogs), refined grains (traditional pasta salads, rolls, potato chips), and processed, added sugars (sodas, desserts). But we can help you make over your Labor Day celebration menu with h...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Home cooking: Good for your health
Can you imagine if you went to your primary care doctor’s office for cooking classes? What if your visit included time spent planning meals, discussing grocery lists and the benefits of home cooking, and learning culinary techniques? If that sounds odd to you, it shouldn’t. We already know that the more people cook at home, the healthier their diet, the fewer calories they consume, and the less likely they are to be obese or develop type 2 diabetes. A growing body of scientific evidence supports teaching patients how to cook meals at home as an effective medical intervention for improving diet quality, weight l...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Lentil Butternut Bolognese | Bunny Kitchen
  This recipe is for a multi tasker of a meal. Not only is it a perfect accompaniment to pasta, it’s fantastic on baked potatoes, in wraps or with a little extra stock, it makes a lovely warming, hearty soup. You could even use it to make a vegan version of the classic American Sloppy Joes which kids would love! It’s a perfect weeknight meal, with little prep and no stirring thanks to an ingenious piece of kit – the Optimum Induction Multi Function Pressure-Cook Pro. Since becoming disabled with widespread neuropathic pain, chronic migraine and fatigue, I can’t cook how I used to – al...
Source: Nursing Comments - March 14, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: M1gu3l Tags: Food Source Type: blogs

Curried Chicken Soup
Here is a variation on chicken soup that’s rich with the flavors of curry, shiitake mushrooms, and cilantro. It’s thickened with coconut milk to induce satiety. The best results are obtained by using homemade chicken broth, though store-bought (look for brands without wheat flour, cornstarch, or other grain derivatives) still yields a delicious end result. Makes 6 servings. ¼ cup coconut oil 1 pound chicken breasts, cubed 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 quart chicken broth 2 cans (14 ounces each) coconut milk ¼ cup curry powder 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro &fr...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Undoctored Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox Source Type: blogs

Green Bean Casserole
Here’s the Wheat Belly version of a traditional holiday favorite side-dish, Green Bean Casserole. In the Wheat Belly version, there are no grains, of course, and net carb exposure is low, as the onion, carrots, and green beans are the only substantial carbohydrate sources. If divided into 6 servings, each serving yields approximately 6 grams net carbs, well within our limit of no more than 15 grams net carbs per meal. And, unlike many recipes for Green Bean Casseroles you’ll find online and in some cookbooks, no canned soup is used, thereby avoiding the grain landmines commonly contained, especially wheat flou...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation low-carb undoctored Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes: Healthy Biscuits and Gravy
Biscuits and gravy: the ultimate comfort food . . . one you thought you’d never have again! The familiar dish of breakfast and holiday meals is recreated here with a delicious gravy that you can pour over freshly-baked hot biscuits. Because it contains no wheat or other unhealthy thickeners like cornstarch made with junk carbohydrates, there should be no blood sugar or insulin problems with this dish, nor joint pain, edema, acid reflux, mind “fog,” or dandruff—–life is good without grains! Grain-free biscuits and gravy are also much more filling than their grain-based counterparts. It means th...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - November 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Source Type: blogs

Spicy Pork-Stuffed Peppers
Using riced cauliflower allows you to re-create many rice dishes easily while maintaining a grain-free, low-carb eating style. While you can rice the cauliflower yourself in a food chopper or food processor, food retailers such as Trader Joe’s are now selling pre-riced bags for convenience. Choose your marinara sauce for low sugar/carbohydrate content, ideally no more than 12 grams net carbs per cup (or prepare it yourself, of course). Also choose the roundest bell peppers you can find. MAKES 4 SERVINGS 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, or butter 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic,...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free low-carb Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Unpotato Salad: A guest recipe from Dana Carpender
Dana Carpender is a prolific cookbook author who focuses on low-carb and, more recently, ketogenic, recipes. Among her most recent books is The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook. Dana is a whiz at coming up with quick, convenient, limited-ingredients ways to liven up your food choices, all while adhering to a strict low-carb effort (all recipes are 5 grams total carbs or less in this cookbook) that are also perfectly compatible with the Wheat Belly lifestyle. Here is one of Dana’s recipes from the book.   Unpotato Salad You are going to be so surprised; this is amazingly like potato salad. I have seen people t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - March 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten grains Inflammation keto low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Ottolenghi ’s Roasted Chicken with Clementines and Arak
One of these days, I’m going to visit Israel, if only to taste in situ the foods that inspire Ottolenghi, whose Jerusalem cookbook has become one of the most used cooking tomes in our household. The hummus recipe alone is worth purchasing his book. This recipe combines orange and anise flavors with a delightful roasted chicken. Don’t let the use of Arak, a licorice flavored liquor – worry you. The anise flavor is subtle, despite the use of both fennel and fennel seeds – and perfectly balanced by the clementines. We served it with brown basmati rice and carrots, and I us...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - January 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Meat & Poultry Arak Chicken Clementines Jerusalem Ottolenghi Source Type: blogs

Cream of broccoli soup
Sooper easy, delicious and satisfying!!! In the Wheat Belly lifestyle, there is NO limiting calories, fat, or portion sizes, only a celebration of real, non-grain foods. CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP INGREDIENTS:                                                                       ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 29, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Recipes Wheat Belly Lifestyle Dr. Davis gluten gluten-free grains health Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs

Recipes for Successful Entertaining With MS: Start With Eggs!
After I posted about my cooking demonstrations at MS Life 2016, I received a number of requests for the recipes I’d shared at that event. So I thought I’d share those with you today. These recipes are easy, fast to prepare, and suitable for entertaining. I know that the act of having someone over for a meal can be daunting for many of us with multiple sclerosis (MS) when we think about expense, fatigue, and coordination issues. But not having others over, especially if we used to entertain at home, can contribute to our social isolation. The three recipes included here can be used for breakfast, brunch, lu...
Source: Life with MS - September 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Trevis Gleason Tags: multiple sclerosis life with MS Living with MS MS and family MS fatigue Source Type: blogs

Foraged Delight – The Staghorn Sumac
This is staghorn sumac (rhus thphina), whose gorgeous red fruit berries I first encountered last summer atop High Knob in the Loyalsock. Isn’t it gorgeous? The branches and berries of the staghorn sumac have a fuzzy feeling like the antlers of a deer (hence the name) and will NOT give you a rash. The stuff that gives you a rash is poison sumac. Poison sumac has a red trunk. It grows in swamps and standing water, it’s berries are white and hang down, and the leaves look like this. Got it? Good. Now stop being afraid and go get yourself some staghorn sumac. What to do with Staghorn Sumac Berries ...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - September 18, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Meat & Poultry Recipes drying sumac making sumac spice Middle Eastern Spice Ottolenghi staghorn za'atar Source Type: blogs

Tahcheen-e Esfenaj (Baked Persian Rice Cake with Lamb, Spinach & Prunes)
I must apologize for the infrequency of my blog posts over the past year. My new position at the medical school has kept me much busier than I’d ever imagined. Now, a year later, things are finally settling in and I’m hoping to bring this blog thing back to life, if only because the act of writing truly grounds me. One of the better parts of my new position has been getting to know our Qatar-based medical school faculty and staff, who sent me the most amazing Persian cookbook – Saraban: A Chef’s Journey through Persia by Greg and Lucy Malouf. (Thank you Shahrad and team!) This is a&n...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - August 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Meat & Poultry Lamb Rice Cake Spinach Tachchin Tah-Chin Tahcheen Source Type: blogs

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Spinach, Mushrooms and Roasted Red Peppers
Here is a way to have a chicken dish that is nutritionally complete, including plenty of veggies. You might therefore find that just 1 of these stuffed chicken breasts is sufficient as a meal by itself. You can, of course, always add a side dish or salad to suit bigger appetites. This recipe is from Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, on sale November 10th. Take advantage of our preorder specials! 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approximately 2 pounds) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 gloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 4 ounces portabello mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup roasted red pep...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

Spanish-style Lentil Soup
As part of the effort to give you more ways to include more galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) fibers to cultivate bowel health, here is a recipe for lentil soup. This variation has a zingy Spanish flavor from poblano peppers and chorizo sausage. Despite the carbohydrate content of the lentils, the net carbs per serving of this soup remains below 10 grams, perfectly safe for the Wheat Belly lifestyle. The yield may actually be a bit better than 8 servings, as I found this soup exceptionally filling. Makes 8 servings 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 poblano peppers, seeded a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 25, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes bowel flora galacto-oligosaccharide fiber gluten grains low-carb prebiotic fiber resistant starch wheat Source Type: blogs

Haitian Griot Served with Cuban Black Beans & Rice and Marinated Cucumber Salad
If I haven’t blogged much in the way of new recipes lately, it’s because not much of what we’ve been trying lately has been blog worthy. Oh, of course, it’s been edible. Maybe even tasty. But not worth sharing with the world. But this dinner? It’s worth shouting about. In fact, I’ll go on record and say it’s one of the best meals we’ve ever made.  And worth every minute of preparation, which is not a lot of time at the stove, but does include an overnight marinade and a couple of hours braising. So save it for a weekend dinner when you can give it the time it deserv...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - March 24, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Meat & Poultry Salads Vegetarian Cuban black beans & rice Cucumber Salad Haitian Griot Melissa Clarke Source Type: blogs

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb & Pinenuts from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem
I know the year’s barely begun,  but this dish from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem is well on its way to being my most memorable meal of 2015. Maybe even the past decade. And this from a gal who says she doesn’t like eggplant. If you don’t own Jerusalem, you must. Every recipe in it is a gem. The day after I was given it from my dear friends Karen and Steven, (OMG thank you!), my book club was over for dinner.  They all gathered round and placed stickies on their favorite recipe in the book that I simply must make. The entire book is one giant sticky collection, but somehow t...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - February 10, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Meat & Poultry Vegetables Augergines Jerusalem Lamb Ottolenghi pine nuts Pinenuts Sami Tamimi Stuffed eggplant Yotam Ottolenghi Source Type: blogs

How to pick the perfect makeup remover
Makeup can be tough to remove so it’s important to pick the right kind of cleanser. Tune in to this week’s show to learn everything you need to know about the perfect product to clean your face.  Click below to play Episode 63 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes The Beauty Brains on Dr.Oz I just returned from New York where I not only attended the annual Society of Cosmetic Chemists meeting but I also appeared on the Dr. Oz show! I talked about beauty myth busting and I’ll post a link to the video as soon as I know when the episode airs. Q...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry RomanowskiThe Beauty Brains Tags: Best Podcast Problems Source Type: blogs

Cream of Mushroom Soup with Chives: wheat/grain and dairy-free!
From the Wheat Belly 30-Minute Cookbook Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 20 minutes With the first days of winter on their way, here’s a dish that will warm you up! Wheat-free and dairy-free, this thick and creamy mushrooms soup makes a filling meal by itself or a substantial accompaniment to pork, chicken, or beef dishes. If dairy avoidance is not an issue for you, the olive oil can be substituted with butter, the coconut milk substituted with cream, half-and-half, or whole milk. Makes 8 servings 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 16 ounces baby bella,...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 20, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Recipes dairy-free gluten-free soup Source Type: blogs

Match Meals To Activity
How Much Did You Move Today? Sally Bee, who provides many of our favorite Heart Healthy recipes, had a great post today about matching your portion size to your activity level.  Great point! The more you move, the more fuel your body needs.  The less you move, the more extra calories will turn to fat. Check out what Sally Bee has to say about Meal Matching and check out this delicious recipe for Simple Delicious Salmon Parcels: Ingredients 1 salmon fillet 10 cherry tomatoes 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp dried oregano 10 french green beans – ends removed Black Pepper Method Ta...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - September 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Eliz Greene Tags: Award Winning Blog Heart Health eat better Eat Fish Heart healthy recipe nutrition Sally Bee Source Type: blogs

Putting Up Irene & Rita’s Fresh Summer Tomato Sauce
Ever since I first saw Mrs Frake putting up pickles and mincemeat in the movie State Fair, I’ve wanted to put up something. As opposed to putting up with something, which basically describes my life. I did once put up a few small jars of blackberry jam with the kids while vacationing on Block Island. We tried to sell the jam at the playground – I think someone bought one jar – then used the rest of the jars pretty much immediately. And that was the end of my putting up. Until this week, when I was faced with forty pounds of South Jersey Roma tomatoes (Thanks Patty!) a few days after meeting blog...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - September 21, 2014 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Canning Recipes Best tomato sauce Canned Tomato sauce Canning tomatoes Garlic Red pepper Toamto sauce with olive oil World's best tomato sauce Source Type: blogs

Appetizers for Summer Book Club
As much as I love book club, I love hosting it even more. Because hosting means I get to leave work early and do my favorite thing in the whole world – spend the late afternoon in my kitchen. I’m rarely at home at that time of day, when something wonderful happens to the light in our apartment as the sun begins to peek out from behind the tall apartment towers just south of us, and pours into my kitchen.  Add in NPR or a good book on tape and I’m in heaven. The evening promised good weather, so we planned to meet on the roof.  I took my cue for the menu from the book we were discu...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - September 3, 2014 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Appetizers Appetizer recipes Book Club Food Ideas Book Club Menu Fig & Blue Cheese Savories Olive all'Ascolana Recipes for book club Source Type: blogs

My current supplement regimen
Back in March (!), after receiving many reader queries about my current supplement regimen, I began writing a “supplement” post…But then, between one thing and another, I never finished it. Since then, though, I’ve received even MORE requests from even MORE readers on the same topic. So today I picked up my draft and finished it. Here goes, for what it’s worth… Oh wait, first, I would like to note that I take only the C3 Complex curcumin, that is, the curcumin that has been used in all the MM, SMM and MGUS trials. I disregard and am suspicious of...
Source: Margaret's Corner - September 1, 2014 Category: Cancer Authors: Margaret Tags: Blogroll Source Type: blogs

Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Testing Changed Their Lives
Susan was tired; tired of feeling foggy, bloated and unable to lose weight.  Her thyroid levels were out of whack and she felt awful.  Having just recently passed her 50th birthday, she assumed that this was what it meant to be a woman of a “certain age”:  A little heavier and slower than she would have liked, not quite as sharp, and generally, just feeling old. It wasn’t until she watched other people coming into a lab that she co-owns and heard them talk about food intolerances did she consider that food might be causing her problems, not her age.  Changes to their diets, made after ...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Consumer Health Care Food Source Type: blogs

Easy Weeknight Marinades Done Right
I recently partnered up with the brand folks at Mazola Corn Oil to create this fun recipe for marinated grilled Tilapia with kiwifruit served over coleslaw. Mazola Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils, and can play an important role in lowering your cholesterol. It is a great source of healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Its mild flavor and high smoke point also make it a fantastic all-purpose oil great for general cooking, baking, grilling, sautéing and stir-frying, and can be used as a butter substitute in certain recipes. It’s also the p...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - August 6, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking diet eating healthy food food marketing and advertising fruits nutrition recipes vegetables grilled fish grilling recipes healthy cooking oils kiwifruit marinades mazola corn oil tilapia Source Type: blogs

Healthy Eating for Summer Barbecues
It’s that time of the year again – break out the grill!  Nothing says summer like a backyard BBQ or a picnic in the park.  It’s the perfect time to start flavoring up your favorite summer foods and drinks the healthy way! The key to creating a healthy summer BBQ is quality foods and ingredients. Keep on reading to learn how to make your favorite summer foods healthy and flavorful. Healthy Eating for Summer Barbecues on TV in Baltimore  I recently appeared on WBAL with ideas for flavorful and healthy summer foods and drinks. Watch this clip for my tips and ideas, and check out the highlights...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - July 9, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking food fruits health nutrition recipes eating healthy McCormick pistachios pom Real Deal All Natural Snacks summer summer BBQ summer snacks sunkist tv WBAL Source Type: blogs

Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe
  This recipe was create by the Cranberry Marketing Committee and I made it for my July Fourth TV segment. I highly recommend it for your next bbq-it’s worth the effort for this sweet and smoky sauce to compliment your grilled chicken and pork. For more info about cranberries visit http://www.cranberryinstitute.org/. Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger 1/2 cup chopped white or yellow onion 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup tomato ketchup 1 cup cranberry sauce 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons chipotle (smoked jalapeño chili) powder 1 teas...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - July 2, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: nutrition Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes 1
At the start of their Wheat Belly journey, many people resign themselves to a life without gravy, biscuits, or pumpkin pie, having to make the best of holidays devoid of enjoyment and indulgence. Just eat your dry turkey meat and lettuce leaves! It’s not true. You can indeed have all your holiday dishes. But we are going to recreate them without wheat, without other grains, without use of gluten-free junk carbohydrates (no cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato starch, or rice flour), with little to no added sugars, and no other problem ingredients. Minus all the undesirable ingredients, in fact, pumpkin pie, biscuits, a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly Holiday Recipes 1
At the start of their Wheat Belly journey, many people resign themselves to a life without gravy, biscuits, or pumpkin pie, having to make the best of holidays devoid of enjoyment and indulgence. Just eat your dry turkey meat and lettuce leaves! It’s not true. You can indeed have all your holiday dishes. But we are going to recreate them without wheat, without other grains, without use of gluten-free junk carbohydrates (no cornstarch, tapioca starch, potato starch, or rice flour), with little to no added sugars, and no other problem ingredients. Minus all the undesirable ingredients, in fact, pumpkin pie, biscuits, a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

Meatless Monday: Grilled Vegetable Lasagna
Happy Meatless Monday! We all know it’s sometimes a hassle to get dinner on the table. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to come home after a long day to a cooked meal waiting in the fridge?  This Grilled Vegetable Lasagna is that meal!  You can definitely dig in the day you make it, but this is also a great dish to prep on Sunday and then just reheat later in the week. This lasagna is a one stop shop filled with nourishing veggies, tender noodles and plenty of gooey cheese. It’s so satisfying you wont even miss the meat. This wholesome dish is made with hearty eggplant and zucchini, which are a pe...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - June 2, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking nutrition recipes vegetables eating healthy lasagna meatless monday vegetarian Source Type: blogs

Broiled Salmon with Mushrooms and Farro – Inspired by Lyfe Chef Art Smith
One of the highlights of my visit to the Medicine X Conference in Palo Alto in September, in addition to my poster presentation and meeting all the amazing e-patients, docs and tech gurus there, was dinner at Lyfe Kitchen. Founded by former McDonalds CEO Mike Roberts, Lyfe (which stands for Love Your Food Everyday) is the first of a growing chain of healthy, pretty fast food franchises that “put sustainability, our planet and our employees first”. As soon as I entered Lyfe, I was hooked. There was a gorgeous live herb garden forming the centerpiece of the place and lending a deliciously fresh scent to the room...
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - April 2, 2014 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Fish Brolied Salmon Farro Lyfe Kitchen Art Smith mushrooms recipe Source Type: blogs

Produce of the Day: Avocados
All this month I’m making it fun to eat better with my 30-Day Challenge “Half Plate Produce” in the spirit of National Nutrition Month’s theme “Enjoy the taste of eating right!” Tweet, Post, Instagram or Pin your favorite pics and recipes that help make it fun for YOU to eat better. (Use #30DayChallenge and #NNM in your messages.) Feature Produce of the Day: Avocados Once upon a time, avocados graced the tables of only the wealthiest people – they were a delicacy that no one short of royalty could afford.  And if you were lucky enough to be sitting at one of these historical t...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - March 24, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking eating healthy food fruits nutrition recipes vegetables 30 day challenge avocado produce Source Type: blogs

Flavorful Ways to Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right — Any Time of Day!
We’re still celebrating National Nutrition Month and I’ve had a great time spreading the word that we can all “enjoy the taste of eating right.”  You know, to “enjoy the taste of eating right” we want to focus on FLAVOR. Our food should look good, taste good and be good for us — it doesn’t have to compromise one for another. I was on WBAL TV 11 in Baltimore this past weekend sharing foods that are full of flavor AND nutrition. You can watch the full clip here, or read on below to see some of the highlights: Get Your “Gut” Healthy With Active Cultures We hav...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - March 18, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking eating healthy food life recipes vegetables Daisy healthy cooking McCormick national nutrition month post great grains Real Deal All Natural Snacks Source Type: blogs

Meatless Monday Recipe: Okra Gumbo with Chickpeas & Kidney Beans
Another happy Meatless Monday! In celebration of Mardi Gras tomorrow, I wanted to share one of my favorite vegan friendly gumbo recipes: Okra Gumbo with Chickpeas and Kidney Beans. This thick and tangy gumbo is made with a toasty roux, fresh tomatoes, plenty of onion and garlic, fresh thyme, and of course, okra. What I love most is that it only requires one big pot and 25-minutes of active cooking time, leaving me with minimal cleanup and more time to spend with my family out of this kitchen, a perfect weeknight meal! I serve my gumbo over brown basmati rice or quinoa (and perhaps a sliced vegan sausage if I’m f...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - March 3, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: nutrition gumbo recipe healthy food healthy recipe mardi gras meatless monday seasonal cooking vegan vegan recipe vegetarian Source Type: blogs

Hors d'oeuvres Suitable for the Super Bowl
I've never been a big sports fan, in part, because the ticket prices to attend virtually any professional sporting event is beyond ridiculous.  I remember attending my first professional baseball game with my Dad at Fenway Park when I was a kid.  That event remains one of the most memorable events I spent with my father when I was growing up.  But the prices to attend games like that are now simply out-of-reach for many families, and a lot has to do with the salaries for players, although the leagues can afford that with the costly TV broadcasting rights deals they sign for the games.  I...
Source: Scott's Web Log - January 31, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: 2014 Appetizers Crudite Hors d ' oeuvres Super Bowl Source Type: blogs

Hors d'oeuvres Suitable for the Super Bowl
I've never been a big sports fan, in part, because the ticket prices to attend virtually any professional sporting event is beyond ridiculous.  I remember attending my first professional baseball game with my Dad at Fenway Park when I was a kid.  That event remains one of the most memorable events I spent with my father when I was growing up.  But the prices to attend games like that are now simply out-of-reach for many families, and a lot has to do with the salaries for players, although the leagues can afford that with the costly TV broadcasting rights deals they sign for the games.  Its little wonder...
Source: Scott's Web Log - January 31, 2014 Category: Diabetes Tags: 2014 Appetizers Crudite Hors d ' oeuvres Super Bowl Source Type: blogs

Best Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses for Christmas
Top 10 Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses for Christmas Yep, it's true,  even vegans, those with lactose and dairy allergies and food in-tolerances or those who avoid dairy for ethical or other health reasons can enjoy a cheesey Christmas.Here's a list of our top 10 favourite Christmas dairy free vegan cheesesVegusto Piquant Dairy Free CheeseSwiss dairy free vegan cheese to smile forA delicious, award winning Gruyere-like, good mature cheddar alternative that could rightfully take it's place on any cheeseboard in any restaurant without having to provide a warning with a wag of the finger introducing it as "The Vegan Cheese...
Source: Healthy Eating and Nutrition News - December 17, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: cheese cheeseboard cheeses cheeze cheezly christmas dairy free food freefrom health risella scheese sheese sheeze vegan vegerella Source Type: blogs