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 THEY 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

The only upside of having the influenza virus last week was the paper-handled shopping bag delivered to my doorstep by my friend Suzanne via her 10-year old, doe-eyed daughter. Inside was a crock of homemade lentil soup so delicious it nurtured me back to health in a way that neither excessive rest nor an OD […]

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ORDERING SMART WHEN IT COMES TO SMOOTHIES

A pit stop at Jamba Juice or other smoothie joint isn’t a bad option when looking to refuel on the go. It’s all in the ordering. Here are a few tips: :: Split it :: Even the smallest size is too big for between-meal-snacks for most folks. And if it’s for a meal, better to […]

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ROSIE’S GREEN DRINK AND PASSION BERRY BLISS

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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