Whole Grain Sampling Day!

This post was written by Tiana Yom Today — April 3rd  — is Whole Grain Sampling Day, a nationwide, annual initiative by the Oldways Whole Grains Council (WGC), designed to introduce consumers to the health benefits and great taste of whole grains.   Credit: This year, events will take place in supermarkets, on the streets, and in foodservice establishments. And today at noon EST there will be a virtual “Whole Grain Toast” where everyone across the nation and worldwide ca… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of April 1, 2013

Hello April!  It finally looks like Spring around here – hopefully that’s not an April Fools joke! Hope everyone had a nice Spring Break, Passover, and/or Easter holiday. We’re down to the last two days of Passover at our house and it’s been a nice holiday so far. I can’t say I’ve really missed any of the foods you’re not allowed to eat on Passover, what with so many recipes that are Passover-friendly. But I know that my husband will be happy when I serve up… read more »

Our Global Kitchen: Food. Nature. Culture.

This post was written by Tiana Yom “Everything we eat affects – and is affected by- the world around us.  Our food choices affect our health, the environment, and the people who grow, trade, cook, and eat it.” – American Museum of Natural History This past Friday, I was finally able to visit the American Museum of Natural History’s Our Global Kitchen Exhibition. The exhibition starts with a short introductory video of the food system in the United States. It was astounding to see from this… read more »

Passover-Friendly Recipes

Updated April 6, 2015 As promised, here are some of my recipes that can be made all year round, but are also acceptable on Passover. Some have minor modifications that take into account those foods you cannot eat on Passover. Roasted Chicken with Fennel, Carrots, and Dried Plums Roasted Chicken with Artichokes, Peppers, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Chicken Mexicano with Nectarine Salsa – use matzo meal in place of corn chips Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Burgers Bunless Salmon Burgers – us… read more »

Passover and Menu Plan Monday (March 25-March 31)

Tonight starts the Jewish holiday of Passover, a holiday that celebrates Jewish freedom. Just like most other Jewish holidays (except Yom Kippur and a few other fast days), the week-long holiday is filled with food. But it’s not your typical kugels and challah that we’ll be eating all week. Passover comes with many food restrictions, including all leavened products containing wheat, barley, oats, rye, or spelt – collectively called chametz. The mainstay of Passov… read more »