All Posts By Sally Wadyka

Yes, Turmeric Is the Spice of the Moment (Here’s Why)

by , April 17th, 2014

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Long a mainstay of South Asian cooking, turmeric adds zing to curries and other dishes. But it has also been used in Eastern cultures for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. More recently, turmeric has caught the attention of Western...

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The Healthy Eats Q & A: Marcus Samuelsson

by , April 7th, 2014

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Born in Ethiopia, adopted by a Swedish family and raised in Sweden, Marcus Samuelsson comes to cooking with a unique background. He credits his Swedish grandmother, Helga, with first introducing him to the joys of the kitchen. He spent childhood sum...

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The Healthy Eats Q & A: Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

by , March 24th, 2014

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For more than 30 years — starting with his first professional job at Le Cirque in 1982 — chef Geoffrey Zakarian has been cooking some of New York City’s finest food. He presides over the Modern American cuisine at The Lambs Club an...

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The Healthy Eats Q & A: Chef Marc Murphy

by , March 3rd, 2014

 

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Chef Marc Murphy has devoted his career to creating innovative cuisine. He currently presides over five New York restaurants — two locations of Landmarc, a bistro with Italian influences, two locations of his New York-style fish shack, ...

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5 Foods Your Heart Loves (and 2 Foods It’s Totally Over)

by , February 14th, 2014

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Much attention is paid to the heart on Valentine’s Day, but maybe romance shouldn’t be the sole focus. Keeping the heart healthy is the best way to keep love alive — and diet is key to  heart health. Rachel Johnson, PhD, RD, profe...

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5 Kitchen Skills Every Health-Loving Cook Should Learn

by , February 7th, 2014

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Even if you have no aspirations of becoming your generation’s Julia Child, knowing your way around the kitchen can make cooking easier, faster and more enjoyable. Learning a few key skills can mean the difference between a healthy home-cooked ...

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5 Shortcut Foods Nutrition Experts Love

by , January 27th, 2014

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True, cooking from scratch with the freshest ingredients is a surefire way to create a delicious and nutritious meal. But then there’s dinnertime reality: Getting home from work and needing to put a meal on the table in not a lot of time. Happ...

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Kale Juice as the Next Cocktail Mixer? (Yes, It’s Happening.)

by , January 20th, 2014

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In signs that enthusiasm for juicing shows no signs of flagging, it now extends to those who like to indulge in the occasional cocktail. As the New York Times reported last month, hip bars are embracing the world of fresh fruit and vegetable juices ...

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5 Restaurant Ruses to Watch Out For

by , January 13th, 2014

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A recent survey found that Americans eat 4.8 meals a week at restaurants instead of at home — which means we all have several opportunities to get duped into eating too much and making poor choices. And many times, the restaurants themselves a...

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Grocery Store Traps to Avoid

by , January 6th, 2014

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You probably head to the store with the best of intentions — namely, to buy only the freshest healthiest food, stick to your list and stay within your budget. But by the time you reach the cashier, your cart inevitably holds several impulsive,...

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