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
People often ask me what I think about cleansing and juicing. The answer? I don’t. I’ve never done a cleanse or juice fast, never wanted to, and don’t plan to unless for medical or experimental reasons. I’ve always believed that if we eat healthily all the time, there’s no need to go to such extremes. In addition, research shows that cleanses can really screw up our metabolisms as well as have other negative side effects. I’ve never wanted to take that risk.
There is no evidence that cleansing does anything positive for our bodies that regular healthy food can or does not. Continue reading
Food Challenge Tip #22: Vegetarian, Vegan, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Pescatarian: Respect Your Body’s NeedsThis entry was posted on Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm
People often ask me if I am vegetarian, vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, eat fish, or dairy. The answer is I am Pescatarian, which the Merriam Webster dictionary defines as “one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.” I eat a few types of fish (because I’m not very fond of it) maybe twice a month and dairy in limited amounts (love it but watch it).
Check this out! My “Best Homemade Granola Post” was published in The New York Times Diner’s Journal comments last week. Read the 1500 word limited comment and then click to view the revised post! Continue reading
Stock Your Cabinet With Whole Grains
Do you have a generous stock of whole grains in your pantry? If not, it’s time to revamp your shelves. I have an entire cabinet devoted to whole grains and eat them many times a week for a simple healthy dinner. Continue reading
Healthy Food Challenge Tip #16: Kale Salad With Avocado, Sliced Fingerling Potatoes, Yellow Grape Tomatoes, and Cashew CreamThis entry was posted on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7:03 pm
Kale is a cruciferous vegetable. Many authoritative food sources recommend that we consume cruciferous veggies on a regular basis (several times a week or even 1-2 times a day). Kale offers many benefits, which include: Continue reading