All Posts By Sally Wadyka

Chatting with Prune’s Gabrielle Hamilton: Celebrating 15 Years and a New Cookbook

by , November 6th, 2014

Prune Book Jacket
Writing a New York Times Best Seller is no easy task. Neither is keeping a New York City restaurant packed and popular for a decade and a half. But Gabrielle Hamilton has managed to do both. Her 2011 memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter, proved that sh...

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Do You Kombucha? The Fuss About Fermented Foods

by , October 27th, 2014

Fermented Foods
There’s nothing new about fermenting food. In fact, it may be one of the oldest food preparation techniques around. Long before we were sipping pricy Kombuchas at the local café, our ancestors were using this process as a means of keeping their f...

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Thinking of Going Paleo? Nom Nom Says, Yes!

by , October 25th, 2014

Nom Nom Photo
You don’t have to eat just like a caveman to call yourself Paleo. Or at least that’s the attitude of Paleo blogger and cookbook author Michelle Tam, creator of and the book, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans. “I’m not a ...

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Nuts About Seeds? From Chia, to Flax, and Hemp, What Seeds to Sow

by , October 13th, 2014

Chia Seeds
Sure, they’ve been lurking on the shelves of health food stores for decades, but suddenly, it seems, seeds have been pushed into the limelight as the latest (and littlest!) superfoods. “Seeds give you a lot of nutritional bang for your buck,...

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Slim By Design: How to Change Your Environment (and your waistline)

by , October 6th, 2014

Slim By Design
Is your house making your fat? It’s possible that the urge to reach for a cookie instead of an apple or to dig into second and third helpings really isn’t our fault. According to food psychologist Brian Wansink, director of Cornell Unive...

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The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

by , October 2nd, 2014

Skinnytaste Cookbook Cover

What does skinny taste like? Just ask Gina Homolka. For six years, low-fat foodie Gina Homolka has been satisfying the tastebuds of a loyal following with her Skinnytaste blog. Her recipes reflect her own eating philosophy — delicious, healthy, se...

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Meet Nutritional Yeast (That’s “Nooch” For Short)

by , September 13th, 2014

nutritional yeast
The name sounds strangely antiseptic, and the powdery flakes look suspiciously like what you’d sprinkle into the goldfish tank. But that does not deter certain cooks and bloggers (mostly vegetarian and vegan ones) from singing the praises o...

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Free of Gluten and Dairy, But Always Full of Flavor

by , September 8th, 2014

deep-dish pizza
When Silvana Nardone’s son Isaiah was ten, he was diagnosed with an allergy to gluten and dairy. His first reaction was, “What am I going to eat?” But lucky for him, his mom was more than up to the challenge. “He told me the ...

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10 Health Foods We’re All Saying the Wrong Way (Kefir, Anyone?)

by , August 18th, 2014


It’s a cruel fact: Many of the foods that are potentially good for us also have names seemingly designed to trip us up. Who among us did not have the red-in-the-face moment of learning that quinoa wasn’t pronounced “kee-noah”...

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Testing the Waters (the Maple Waters Trend, That Is)

by , August 11th, 2014

maple water
There is certainly no shortage of trendy ways to hydrate yourself on a hot summer day: smoothies, energy drinks, kombucha teas, vitamin-infused waters and, lest we forget, the ubiquitous coconut waters. Not to mention the boring old plain water that...

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