Legumes are a great plant source of low-calorie lean protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals and offer many health benefits. I am featuring them on this page to show all the different ways I have incorporated them in a whole variety of recipes, from salads, to soups, to power smoothies, to turkey burgers and meatballs (yep!), all the way to dessert (Oh my goodness, you have ... Read More »
Whole grains are packed with nutrients including protein, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants & minerals and are an important staple of a healthy diet. I wrote a post dedicated to the "whole-someness of wholegrains" here! I am featuring them on this page to show all the different ways I have incorporated them in a whole variety of recipes, from breads, to salads, to side ... Read More »
Back from Down Under!
David and I just got back from New Zealand where he was invited to give the keynote address at the "Food not Nutrients" symposium at the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation, directed by Dr Elaine Rush, Professor of Nutrition at Auckland University of technology. Elaine was also our hostess and now friend, along with her delightful husband Michael. David spoke about the need to ... Read More »
Breads and Galettes
I am French-- of course I have to have a blog dedicated just to breads--it's in my blood and soul! I remember as a young girl growing up in Perpignan, in the South of France, one of my sisters or I had to go to the corner boulangerie every single day to pick up our baguettes--what a tough chore right? I remember so vividly how perfectly crusty on the outside and light, ... Read More »
Cuisinicity is teaching me how to cook and nurture people!
"Cooking is part of a precious way of life that is steeped in values and integrity which are worth preserving - even after a very busy workday. No excuses. Cuisinicity is teaching me how to cook and nurture people." ~John ... Read More »
Dessert at the Oscars!
....actually in the comfort of your home with a bunch of friends! Really, it's so much fun to be part of this exciting event and just a lovely excuse to get together with people you love, or just enjoy being with, opining over this film or that one, or (let's be honest here!) this gown or that one! There is still time until Sunday to get this party organized, and pull ... Read More »
To the Fish Market!
This week, I am featuring fish and seafood recipes that my family--yes even our 5 kids!-- has loved over the years. You can believe me when I say that these no-fuss recipes are some of my easiest and simplest ones of all! My focus here is on the culinary delights of fish and seafood- and of course, all of these recipes are Dr. Katz approved. But if you want to address ... Read More »
A Family Resolution
A couple months back, I received the following sweet e-mail from a loving grandmother. It is, in a way, the inspiration for today's post, so bear with me: Hi Catherine I love your healthy recipes and am hoping you can help me find a better alternative for my granddaughter's first birthday cake. Of course at 1 year old almost, she is very into food she can eat herself with ... Read More »
UPDATED NOVEMBER 26, 2017 You now have the Thanksgiving holiday behind you. No doubt you over-ate, as I did! That goes with the territory! It's that crazy holiday phenomenon of “I’m too stuffed, I couldn't eat another bite... what’s for dessert?!” We have all been there, done that, and there is a valid scientific explanation for it, based on the neuroscience of ... Read More »
Spinach is a SUPERB veggie! Our little furry guinea pigs Charlotte and Bianco could have told you that! Spinach is filled with nutrients and even claims a special place among vegetables in terms of its phytonutrient content. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a very good source of dietary fiber. I don't know if Charlotte and Bianco knew ... Read More »
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