Preoccupied with Protein?

We chatter about fat and carbohydrate, but Americans are preoccupied with protein. It’s no surprise – protein is associated with positive outcomes like health, strength and performance (2). The word “protein” comes from the Greek “proteios” which means “first place.” (1). Plant protein is a hot sub-category of the protein craze, driven by interest in […]

Fuel Up For Winter Sports

Chocolate Oat Breakfast Sundae I don’t typically make much of breakfast, but there’s nothing like a series of snow storms to work up an appetite for a hearty start to the morning. An upcoming snow shoe adventure got me cooking. Warm oatmeal is a winter classic. Chocolate, berries and nuts make it even better. Steel […]

Sweet Traditions

Mediterranean Granola with Pistachios, Hazelnuts and Orange   The holidays are full of cherished traditions and many revolve around food treats. My second cousin Joanie called yesterday and we reminisced about Auntie’s (her mom’s) English toffee, her rich, buttery refrigerator rolls and Swedish snowball cookies (what I call Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes). […]