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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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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“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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Loving Veggies…

On the shoulders of Ed Espie Brown What an exciting time of change, rife with potential. Make no mistake; the Food Revolution is happening all around us. Daily I receive emails from organizations that mobilize and rally against Monsanto’s powerful undertow ,from those that are working to reform our broken food system, and from places […]

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Tough love for good food

The truth about how to live healthier NOW in America. What a month of food news and food articles. In the span of 4 weeks time we’ve read that: the famous olive oil laden Mediterranean diet will keep us heart healthier, though not pounds lighter; the American processed food industry has been scientifically formulating its […]

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There is no Planet B

Call me Tevye. On the one hand… I can say that Organic Consumers Association was being opportunistic by broadcasting their message – COOK ORGANIC NOT THE PLANET – at the “Forward on Climate Rally” to stop the Keystone pipeline held this past Sunday in Washington, D.C. It was, after all, the largest non-nuclear pro-environment march […]

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Squashed!

When you hear the word squash, do you say: “Yuck!” “Yum!” or “What do I do with it?” As a seasonal cook, and lover of vegetables, I’d be remiss if I wasn’t honest about my enthusiasm regarding fall foods, and in particular, squashes. Of all the produce that is grown in autumn, nothing says the […]

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