What does “Diet” Mean?

Indian-Spiced Shrimp En Papillote   This is an excerpt from a “Fresh Bites” guest blog posted January 11, 2013, I wrote for Allrecipes.com at the request of Senior Communications Director Judith Dern.  Allrecipes.com is the  largest digital food brand in the world, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors each month and posting double-digit growth […]

Shopping for Whole Grains

My son recently called me from the grocery store with a question.  ”Hey Mom, what is the best source of whole grains –pasta, bread, cereal or brown rice?”  A fabulous question that is not easy to answer.   A college student, he explained that adding whole grain sources of carbohydrates to his diet made him feel […]

A Cup of Rice and…

Fried Rice   This week I had the pleasure of working with a group of Nutrition Assistants to develop culinary and food demonstration skills at the Seattle Culinary Academy.  These women have an important role in society.  They are first-line educators, whose job is to teach the women receiving food assistance [as part of the Special […]