People frequently ask me what I eat. I am pescatarian. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a pescatarian as “one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.” More specifically, I eat seafood but not the flesh of other animals and I choose to eat fish that is fresh, wild, low in mercury, not oily, and high in omega-3 fatty acids (favorites are wild salmon, grey sole, black cod, shrimp, crab). Continue reading
Food is the fuel of your body and mind. Food is what you consume. It is the choices that you make. It is real. It is simple. It is obvious. It is not about austerity, deprivation, preoccupation, or dieting. It is about finding pleasure in one of the few things we as human beings need to survive. Food can be exciting, creative, colorful, and sweet. It is something that we can easily share. It is delicious and savory, and not something to feel guilty about. But it is also a science. It is chemistry, a complex process that differs from individual to individual. It is about finding a balance, avoiding extremes, and giving your body what it needs to be the very best that it can be.
Have you thought about blackberries lately? If not, it’s time to. Summer is prime time for this incredible fruit, which is full of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, fiber, and vitamin C (one cup has half the recommended daily dose of vitamin C). Are you curious about other fun blackberry facts? Continue reading
The first JWM Healthy Food Challenge is slowly winding down. Yoga is up next! I hope you’ve enjoyed this nutritious journey and will continue it on your own; the information we’ve been through is always accessible for review on my food channel.
Washington DC’s conservative restaurants are in the days of yore. While much-loved establishments such as Old Ebbitt Grill and The Palm still stand strong to satiate nostalgia, a crop of modern hip restaurants are popular haunts of today. The architecturally savvy spaces teem with youthful energy and are abuzz with chatter. Patrons leave their ties and suits at home and float through doors and dining rooms in chic garb. Have your Schazm ready to record the pop, electronica, and rock tunes that resound throughout the dimly lit joints. The food scene in DC has become innovative, fun, and frankly, excellent. As never before, I’m finally able to view DC through hungry eyes. The best restaurants in DC can satisfy any food connoisseur from the vegan to the carnivore. Continue reading
Limit the amount of sugar you consume.
I’m sure many of you read Mark Bittman NYT’s article last week, It’s The Sugar, Folks or Michael Moss’ lengthy NYT’s Magazine piece, The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food, each highlighting new evidence that sugar is toxic and well, just junk. Continue reading
Thanks to an incredible exhibit “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture”, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, whether you live here or not, below you can experience this small piece of a lengthy journey around the world through an in-depth examination of our global food system. It’s quite amazing. If you can, definitely go and bring your children. It’s amazingly informations, interactive, and fun. Continue reading
Healthy Food Challenge Tip #27: Clean Out Your Refrigerator, Freezer, and Cabinets And Head For The Store To RestockThis entry was posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 12:16 pm
Get rid of caloric, processed, fattening, and high sodium foods in your kitchen. Replace the unhealthy foods with healthy fresh organic and natural choices. Other than a few staples for meals, baking, and condiments, I usually shop for two days at a time. Most healthy nutritious food begins to rot after forty-eight hours; if yours doesn’t, think again if it belongs in your kitchen. Continue reading
You never know what you’re eating when you go out to restaurants or order in food. It’s commonly known that restaurants over use butter, salt, sauces, salad dressings, and other unhealthy ingredients to enhance the flavor of their dishes. Continue reading
Habits and behaviors are two of the most difficult things to change but can be done even as they relate to food. If you cannot make healthy and conscious decisions about your diet and stick to them, in order to correct your poor habits and behaviors, you must delve deeper into why they exist. Continue reading
Michelle Obama Fights Childhood Obesity And JWM Tips To Take Care Of Your Children: Healthy Food Challenge Tip #24This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 9:00 am
Watch first lady, Michelle Obama, talk about her Let’s Move! campaign, which tackles childhood obesity and health. The first lady is dead on; there is nothing more important our nation can do for our children than ensure their health and longevity. Set and good examples for your kids about how to be healthy by explaining to them what to eat, exposing them to the facts, and teaching them they whys of what they need to know in order to live long and strong lives filled with happiness and well-being. Continue reading