Guest post: 7 Burning Questions About Cooking Oils

By Andy Bellatti MS, RD | October 20th, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oils are an essential part of every home cook's pantry. While their role in the kitchen is simple – oils add flavor, help impart creamy textures, and can aid in the browning process of some foods – their role in our diets is a source of confusion for many. Are certain oils healthier than others? What about recommendations to avoid all oil altogether? How much oil is “too much”? Let's answer some of these questions, once and for all. 1. What o Read More...

The healthiest move I make

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | October 1st, 2014 | 20 Comments
While tucked away, the house cried out for help. Knee-high weeds plagued the grass, overgrown shrubs blocked the garage door, and the front door behind an iron gate didn't invite. I checked the address one more time to make sure I was in the rig Read More...
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Succulent fig, spicy berry and super greens salad

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | September 22nd, 2014 | 0 Comments
  We all have a Martha Stewart in our circle. You know that one woman, whom no matter what the task, takes it to another level. Wraps gifts like an elf, puts on parties like a professional party planner, and generally m Read More...

Tuesday tip: soaking the bite outta onions

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | September 16th, 2014 | 0 Comments
My husband and son love onions, especially when served raw (condolences welcome). However, our youngest daughter can't stand the sight or smell of them and many a meal will be rejected if there's even a trace of an onion. And yes, I' Read More...
white bean & butternut squash soup

White bean and butternut squash soup with baby kale

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | September 14th, 2014 | 0 Comments
You know those foods that you love as an adult but didn't think you liked as a kid? And if you didn't like it as a kid, it's because (a) you never had it prepared well, or  (b) you never had it prepared for you at all. Read More...
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Guest post: 4 Ways to Survive Weeknight Dinners

By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | September 7th, 2014 | 3 Comments
I’m not going to sugarcoat it: Making dinner every night is hard. It’s not the cooking that’s usually the issue. It’s all the stuff that comes with it, like crazy work schedules, middle schoolers dashi Read More...
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Wine o’clock: 2013 Tavel Rosé

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | August 29th, 2014 | 0 Comments
On our Labor Day weekend menu: a short getaway with dear friends, fab food, and another winning wine pick. We're saying goodbye to summer with the 2013 Tavel Chateau de Trinquevedel Rosé from the Rhone Valley. Clean and bright, sweet and fruity Read More...
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Back to school: Thinking outside the lunchbox

By Claudia Zapata MS, RD | August 22nd, 2014 | 0 Comments
I love seeing friends' pics of their children on my Facebook page this week.  Proud, smiling, eager faces ready for their first day back at school, photographed by their proud, smiling, even more eager parents ready to send off th Read More...
cl Claudia Zapata, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and fitness enthusiast who blogs about enjoying healthy eating and exercise. With recipes and wine selections, workouts for all levels, and everyday wellness tips, Claudia celebrates good health.
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