Weight Loss Facts and Stats

A few months ago I received a free copy of the January/February 2013 WebMD Magazine, which I didn’t get around to reading until just a few days ago. There was an interesting infographic about weight loss, including the percentage of overweight and obese Americans and how many people diet every year. The information came from a variety of sources, including the National Weight Control Registry, CDC, NIH, and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Everyone has heard that our country has… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of April 8, 2013

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Did you do anything fun? The weather was beautiful around here – we enjoyed some walks, time on the swings, and a couple of birthday parties. Plus, I helped out at the Lower Westchester Mother of Multiples‘ Tag Sale, which overall was a great success (although I had things that didn’t sell, including our double Snap n’ Go stroller – anyone interested?!).  It’s going to be a pretty light week for me in terms of cooking. I had so m… read more »

A Visual Feast – Food as Art

This post was written by Tiana Yom Food is defined as “any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body.” But over the last decade, food has become more – it has taken on the role of art for many people. Food porn (as some have called it) has become popular, people posting photos of their 5-star restaurant meals as well as home cooked recipes, especially with the rise of social media networks like Twitter and Pinterest. People love looking at photos of food. In October 2012 there… read more »

Arugula Salad with Cider Honey Vinaigrette {Recipe}

When my husband sees a salad section on a menu he usually dismisses it without even looking and goes on to read the more interesting sounding appetizers and entrees. So when he comes home from work to find that we’re having salad as part of the meal he’s usually not very excited. That’s not to say he doesn’t like salad, but like many people he feels there is a health halo surrounding salad and it brings visions of a boring, uninventive mixture of greens with some cut up vegetable… read more »

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 »