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What is a CSA?

AMY GARDNER / May 2, 2011

Spring is here and with it, come farmers markets and fresh produce.  Now is the time to look into joining a CSA.  If you’d like to join a CSA but don’t know much about it, read on. “CSA” or Community Shared...

Sweet Enemy: Is Sugar Toxic?

AMY GARDNER / April 19, 2011

A couple days after watching Jamie Oliver pour 57 tons of sugar into a school bus indicating how much students in a particular LA school district get from flavored milk each week, my friend sent me the following article discussing Robert Lustig’s lecture “Sugar: The...

Hooked on Fiber

AMY GARDNER / April 6, 2011

Can you really get too much of a good thing?  When it comes to fiber, the answer is a resounding “yes”.  Fiber is helpful for managing weight, diabetes, cholesterol and digestive health.  It satisfies hunger and decreases the glycemic impact of food.  Since it’s not absorbed...

Red Snapper Veracruz

AMY GARDNER / March 31, 2011

This is my absolute favorite fish recipe!  Native to Veracruz, Mexico, this dish is healthy and full of flavor. The recipe calls for red snapper but you can use any light, white fish (i.e. tilapia, cod).  It’s fairly easy to make and...

The Blessing of Food

AMY GARDNER / February 11, 2011

I’m reading a book by psychologist Wendy Mogel, PhD called ‘The Blessing of a Skinned Knee’.  Drawing from traditional Jewish teachings and years of work as a family therapist she provides readers with strategies for raising compassionate, self-reliant children.  The book is a...