Archive | January, 2011

BEST BETS FOR NON-ORGANIC

Last week’s “Hot Tip” featured the “dirty dozen,” the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues. Well, here is the “clean 15,” also put together by the Environmental Working Group, it covers the produce with the lowest levels of pesticide residues. Sure, organic is preferred, for health, for the farm workers […]

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WHEN KIDS DON’T LIKE DINNER

A couple of years ago my daughter and her friend were having a play date during which I served them what I considered to be an appealing and wholesome lunch. When her friend informed me that she didn’t like what was on the plate, I suggested a few options, all of which she uniformly rejected. […]

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WHEN TO GO ORGANIC

Most of us could do with a few more fruits and vegetables in our lives, but nobody wants the pesticide residues that often accompany them. Ideally we buy locally grown, organic produce at every turn. But that’s not always available, and can be pricey. Well, the “dirty dozen” is here to help. It’s a list […]

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CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

Baby it’s cold. And we’ve got colds…. and flus and viruses. Soup is the best medicine I know; a fact borne out in plenty of scientific research. Indeed, studies have found that soup, specifically chicken soup, heals (although I have anecdotal evidence that lentil soup heals, too). While I was layed up, I thought a […]

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5 TIPS FOR ORDERING A HEALTHY SMOOTHIE

Grabbing a smoothie on-the-go can be a perfectly wholesome way to refuel. It can also be more akin to a high-sugar shake than a healthy snack. It’s all in the ordering. Make sure your next pit stop at Jamba Juice is full of good nutrition in addition to good taste. Here are five tips for ordering […]

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PASSION FRUIT RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE

It was a rather unsettling start to the morning: A noisy whirr coming from our kitchen at barely seven a.m. I tentatively made my way downstairs to find my 10-year old daughter, Rosie, at the helm of our industrial blender, a pile of leafy greens on the kitchen counter. Inspired by the “green drink” one […]

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