Ask Ina: Protein – extra, extra, read all about it!

I have a daughter who’s vegan and a son who is involved in all kinds of afternoon sports and I’m concerned that they might not be getting enough protein in their diets. I see all sorts of products on the grocery shelves with labels that say “added protein” or list the amount of protein on […]

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Ask Ina: Are ‘Natural’ Foods the Same as ‘Organic’ Foods?

Let’s take each term, one at a time. Natural is a word manufacturers love to wallpaper on the front of their packaged foods because the bottom line is… natural sells food products! Savvy advertising predisposes consumers to believe that what they are buying is healthy when the word natural is on the front of the package. It helps engender that […]

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Ask Ina: Dreamfields Pasta – Real or a Bad Dream?

Upon completion of this article, I discovered that Dreamfields just settled a class-action lawsuit against them for false labeling! “On Tuesday, [April 14, 2014] the pasta-maker agreed to pay $8 million to settle allegations that it falsely advertised its pasta as a low-carb, healthy option that can help diabetics and pre-diabetics stabilize their blood sugar […]

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What Foods Should I Avoid to Keep GMOs Off Our Plates?

Ina Denburg, March 23rd, 2014 We are concerned about GMOs in our diet. Can you tell me which foods I should avoid to keep GMOs out of our pantry and off our plates?” The five foods you most need to concern yourself with if you want to steer clear of GMO foods are : Soy […]

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The Bridge & the Bully

The latest news scandal from my home state of New Jersey has gridlocked the nation’s attention. Deep within New Jersey Governor Christie’s circle of trust, a political retribution command was initiated that resulted in a traffic jam the likes of which no one has ever witnessed. For four days starting on September 9, 2013, two […]

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“What can we do with the color green?”

I wish by some miraculous turn of events, I could say “Abracadabra”… and poof… America would fall in love with vegetables as I did – decades ago. I resist owning how much of an anomaly I really am (because I LOVE VEGETABLES).  According to a study presented in this past Sunday’s NY Times feature magazine […]

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How much does “COSTCO” cost us?

I loved the NY Times Op-Ed piece (9/17/13) by Frank Bruni, Hard Truths about Our Soft Bodies. It flipped on my rant-switch regarding a topic that has been near and dear to me for years – portion size in America. I laughed out loud as he described the familiar seduction of shopping in the great “buy-oversized-and-get-the-bargain” […]

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Whey-ing the pros and cons: it’s Greek to me

Everything is interconnected, and all actions have consequences. Whether they are intended or not, some consequences are better than others. My recent discovery that NY’s Greek yogurt production is getting whey out of hand is exemplary. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Two weeks ago I began my summer session of Meatless Monday dinner/classes, and […]

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The pulses of life!

I love lentils – of every color and variety. I’ve been enjoying them for decades – and have concocted soups, burgers, loaves, you name it with them. So when my editor at GoodFoodWorld nudged me to enter the National Lentil Festival Cook-off in Pullman, WA, for this summer’s annual contest, I was delighted. I really […]

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Alice in Glyphosate Land

I feel as if I’m in a bizarre Wonderland that is unfortunately called the political reality in America! The faster I run towards devouring new information about the negative health effects of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup Ready (RR) herbicide) and GMOs, the more I’m frustrated by the continuing attacks on our body politic […]

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