All Posts By Sally Wadyka

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

by in Healthy Tips, April 17, 2014

— 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 researchers who have been studying the herb and its potential health benefits.

The Healthy Eats Q & A: Marcus Samuelsson

by in Chefs and Restaurants, April 7, 2014

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 summers at her side learning to pickle fresh vegetables, make meatballs and other Swedish delicacies.Read more

The Healthy Eats Q & A: Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

by in Chefs and Restaurants, March 24, 2014

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 and The National, both in New York City, in addition to being aRead more

The Healthy Eats Q & A: Chef Marc Murphy

by in Chefs and Restaurants, March 3, 2014

  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, Ditch Plains, and his latest venture, Kingside, which features a New American menu. He’s also a regularRead more

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

by in Healthy Tips, February 14, 2014

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, professor of nutrition at University of Vermont and chair of the American HeartRead more

5 Kitchen Skills Every Health-Loving Cook Should Learn

by in Healthy Tips, February 7, 2014

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 meal and yet another night of not-so-healthy take out. Libby Mills, RDN, a nutrition coach andRead more

5 Shortcut Foods Nutrition Experts Love

by in Healthy Tips, January 27, 2014

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. Happily, not every store-bought item that makes it easier to prep dinnerRead more

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

by in Trends, January 20, 2014

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 — taking the same concoctions people use to re-energize after aRead more

5 Restaurant Ruses to Watch Out For

by in Healthy Tips, January 13, 2014

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 are conspiring against our diet and our health. Here are five tricks toRead more

Grocery Store Traps to Avoid

by in Healthy Tips, January 6, 2014

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, and possibly less healthy, purchases. It’s not entirely your fault. Grocery storesRead more