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Cookin’ Right

Who doesn’t love a warm, crisp and gooey mozzarella stick generously dipped in an aromatic marinara sauce?  How about a tender and juicy boneless buffalo tender with a hearty slathering of blue cheese dressing?  Or one of my all-time favorites:  a thickly sliced beer battered onion ring smothered in a horseradish dipping sauce?  These foods all share a primary […]

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Are Carbs More Addictive Than Cocaine

The title of this blog immediately came into my head once I read the name of this article, “Are Carbs More Addictive Than Cocaine?” http://www.details.com/style-advice/the-body/201103/carbs-caffeine-food-cocaine-addiction, when I was scouring the internet for some nutrition related pieces.  I read this article with vigor and relish because I aim to instill a similar mantra in my patients.  As a dietitian […]

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Flavors Meld and a Masterpiece is Made…All While You’re at Work!

Crock pots, slow cookers, you say tomato I say ta-ma-to.  Different words, but the same idea: tossing protein, veggies and seasonings into an electric cooking vessel and simmering for hours so the result is a tender, comforting meal that doesn’t require babysitting.  Once thought of as a fad to most, these time savers are definitely […]

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Q&A: Pass the Quinoa

Q: Why is quinoa so expensive and is it really good for you? ~Marcie (MA) A: Greetings to you Marcie!!  Great inquiry about quinoa, often touted as a “super grain.”  Funny enough, quinoa is not an actual grain and is related to leafy, green veggies, i.e. spinach.  Quinoa has earned its notoriety because of the numerous health and nutritious […]

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New Year’s Resolutions aka Hogwash

We’ve all been there…”Come January 1st I’m going to go to the gym everyday” or “For the New Year I’m giving up sweets.”  Ah yes, good ol’ New Year’s resolutions; we have a tendency to make them quite stringent and then when we “mess up” and maybe skip a day at the gym or have […]

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Turkey Day is Just Around the Corner…

The time of year is upon us where folks begin stocking up on pantry items and ingredients in preparation for Thanksgiving; the meal where everyone is expected to take cat naps after dinner and then gather around the table for a second round with turkey sandwiches and all the fixins’.  Why not make this holiday […]

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