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Yoplait Introduces Lactose-free Yogurt

As someone who lives with lactose intolerance, I often have to pass on foods that contain dairy or find other alternatives. Lactose intolerance prevents you from properly digesting lactose, a natural sugar found in dairy products. As a result, you might feel bloated, experience discomfort, or an upset stomach, and those are things you’d generally...

White House Garden-Inspired Fall Recipes

When I think about fall vegetables dishes, I think about warm, cozy and hearty dishes with various winter squashes, sweet potatoes, and colorful vegetable medleys. Recently, Everyday Health featured an article with 10 Fall recipes inspired by Michelle Obama’s White House Garden. The recipes feature a variety of fresh seasonal crops and seek to inspire...

Steamed Salmon With Sauteed Vegetables

An electric food steamer is not a necessity in the kitchen, but it sure is convenient! Usually I steam foods over the stove using a steamer basket or rack and a large pot of water. However, when I was visiting my brother a while back, I found his electric food steamer buried in the kitchen...

Kashi Good Foods, Great Tastes Webinar

The other week, Kashi hosted a webinar where celebrity chef Domenica Catelli and Kashi’s natural food and lifestyle expert Keegan Sheridan talked about incorporating good nutritious foods in your every day meal and and making them appeal to whole family, in particular little kids. Here’s a little about the presenters. Keegan Sheridan, ND is serves...

Hello Papaya, a Delicious and Healthy Fruit

A while back, I received an email from a fresh produce marketer about a delicious papaya variety from Mexico – Sensation Papaya. She asked me if I was interested in tasting the fruit. She told me that this papaya is super sweet and even tastier than the Maradol papaya, in her opinion. I was very...

NY Yoga & Raw Food Expo Highlights

Last weekend, I attended the NY Yoga and Raw Food Expo at the Hotel New Yorker. The three-day expo featured panel discussions and lectures by many experts in the fields of raw foods and yoga, nutritionists, health practitioners, authors, and more. There were also free yoga classes throughout the weekend. I stopped by the event...

Chow Down, Eat Like Your Life Depends On It

A while back, I received an email from Julia Grayer telling me about her most recent documentary, Chow Down, which she co-wrote, directed and produced along with Gage Johnson. Chow Down follows the journey of three individuals to eliminate their chronic diseases through a plant-based diet. They were tired of undergoing surgical procedures, taking medicines,...

Rocco’s Dinner Party premieres June 15th on Bravo TV

There’s a new cooking show on the Bravo Network this week. The series premiere of Rocco’s Dinner Party, with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, is Wednesday, June 15th. In each episode, three chefs are challenged to craft the perfect dinner party for Rocco DiSpirito and his celebrity guests. The competing chefs come from various backgrounds from...