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Chocolate-Cinnamon Covered Walnuts (recipe)

February 25, 2014

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Here  is a super easy recipe and can be adapted to suit your own tastes, too!  Even though there are a few steps, they’re simple once and so well worth it! This recipe features heart-healthy walnuts and 75% dark chocolate, but do note, this is a sweet treat!  It’s fun to put some good nutrition in […]

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6 Reasons We Love Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is a wonderful (and free) gift we can give. It is not bought or sold. While we agree that this should not be the only day we express our love for one another (in fact we think that it should be every day), and t…hough it does have a commercial and […]

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Of Rosemary and Remembrance – My Flavor of Together Story

February 6, 2014

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Recently I was invited to share a personal ‘flavor story’ for McCormick’s 125th anniversary celebration. 2014 marks 125 years that McCormick has been in the business of ‘flavor,’ probably most obviously to me and you by way of recipes we’ve created using those iconic red capped bottles that take shelter in our cupboards, as well as the glass bottle grinders and their green topped gourmet […]

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Dr. Wendy’s Savory Breakfast (or anytime) Pizza (recipe)

February 3, 2014

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No more cold delivery pizza for breakfast! Breakfast pizzas with specialty ingredients and new flavors are already becoming the hot item on the morning menu. Predicted to be a huge trend, you can make an easy and delicious grab-n-go or sit down artisan version with these fun ingredients. Full of flavor, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein and […]

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Kick off 2014 and put some fun back in breakfast! – Live with Kelly & Michael Feature

January 15, 2014

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Quinoa Tabbouleh (Recipe)

November 18, 2013

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Here’s a recipe that’s close to my heart.  My friend and colleague, Chef Dean Rucker developed this recipe for spa guests.  I make it almost every week.  I often substitute the grain.  Quinoa is an ancient grain – rich in nutrients including phyto (plant) nutrients, protein (8 grams per 1/4 cup dry!), fiber and other […]

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The World of Spices—When Flavor and Nutrition Unite

October 20, 2013

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(First published in Tastings–The Magazine of the Food and Culinary Professionals group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.)  The Story of Spices Remember learning in elementary school how on his original mission Christopher Columbus sought a shorter passage to the Far East by sailing west to find the riches of the silk and spice […]

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3 Ways to Eat More Produce

October 15, 2013

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Boost your nutrition with these easy tips to eat more fruits and veggies. Surely you’ve heard you’re supposed to eat about 2.5 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit every day, but that seems like a tall order with your busy schedule! There’s good news. When you master these 3 simple habits, you’ll be on your way to […]

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Cal-Med cuisine and olive oil—a little bit of the Mediterranean right here at home in the U.S.!

September 23, 2013

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There’s a reason that California has such amazing fresh foods – many which can make us feel like we’re taking a trip to the Mediterranean on a regular basis at meal time. Consider . . .apricots,  artichokes, avocados,  dates,  eggplant,  figs,  garlic , grapes (wine),  kale,  lemons , pomegranates, walnuts and  olives and olive oil!   […]

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Back to School and Back to Your Health Routine

September 2, 2013

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  We always think of September as a time of year to renew and reboot the “health-system.”  School’s back in session and it’s time to get your body and your wellness back in order.  And if your Summer routine was fantastic and filled with healthy practices, then place those practices into the Fall’s schedule.  Create […]

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More Reasons to Eat those Berries

August 15, 2013

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As if we don’t already love them berry much. . . here are yet more reasons to enjoy them in your every day. And below is the recipe for the yummy photo I posted recently – my ‘dessert-turned-breakfast’ Berry Crumble. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and beyond—there are many varieties to support a healthy brain, heart, […]

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Grapefruit is still a great-fruit! (…but beware of interactions, too)

May 12, 2013

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Despite the recent (and important) news about potential interactions. . . Grapefruit is still a great-fruit! Like a bad Hollywood relationship, if you’ve caught any nutrition news lately about food-drug miss-matches and relationships gone awry, surely you’ve seen the many headlines about grapefruit’s potential and serious and seemingly endless line of tumultuous hook-ups, um. . […]

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Roasted Pepper Puree and Dip (recipe)

March 8, 2013

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From The SuperFoodsRx Diet by Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD    This spread will make you ask, “Mayonnaise who?”  Servings: 10 Serving size: 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) Volume: 1 1/4 cups   Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Notes: Vegetarian   2 large orange, red, or green bell peppers […]

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