Is Turkey to Blame for the “I Need a Nap” Feeling After a Thanksgiving Feast?

Marinated Fig Relish with Olives and Peppers Thanksgiving plans and prep are underway. My inbox is flooded with messages such as “time to order your turkey,” “plan the best friendsgiving ever,” and links to recipes for pies, sides and more.  My family isn’t the only one who celebrates with a table overflowing with “must-have” dishes, […]

What is Healthy?

Thai-Inspired Turkey in Lettuce Cups (Larb or Laab) I get lots of questions about foods and diets- many about what is “good” or ‘bad.” Are potatoes bad? Is a low-carb diet good? Is whole milk healthy? Can I drink diet soda? Most of the time my answer turns into a series of questions. What foods […]

Eat Well and Honor the Year of the Dragon

Chinese Stir-Fry in Lettuce Wraps January 23rd launches the Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year because it starts on the first day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar. Food plays a key role in festivities, symbolizing hope for long life, prosperity and good luck. Lovers of food would not […]

Why Eat a Plain Burger?

Smoky Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers  Autumn will be here in a couple of days and I waged a small culinary protest to the end of summer by heading out to grill a batch of burgers.  Not that weather ever stops me from grilling.  I go out in boots and raincoats as needed; it’s just so […]