Authentic Indian Chai

Authentic Indian Chai

Not many things are more comforting than the warming spices of a sweet, steaming chai beverage. “Chai” is the Hindi word for tea. This blend of potent spices originates in India and has been enjoyed for thousands of years brewed as a tea. Traditionally masala chai...

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Find the Best Cooking and Storage Materials

Find the Best Cooking and Storage Materials

Every parent wants to keep their kids (and themselves) safe from exposure to harmful chemicals, yet in the US, current federal food safety regulations may not protect us. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report this summer outlining which materials...

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Fun Family Meals

Fun Family Meals

Sharing a meal with our family is like eating fruits and vegetables—we know it’s good for us, maybe it’s something we’d like to do more often, but somehow things can get in the way. Conflicting schedules, lack of time and varying food preferences are just a few of the...

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Lunch with Love

Lunch with Love

In the US, lunch is a midday meal most people eat. Kids are served lunch in school or may pack it from home. Working adults may get a break to eat. Whether you are at home or away, eating lunch as part of your daily meal pattern helps you stay energized and will keep...

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How to Grill Pizza

How to Grill Pizza

Looking for something different to throw on the grill? Try grilling pizza! Grilled pizza has a wonderful crisp texture and gets a bit of a tasty charred flavor. The super hot temperature of the grill cooks pizza quickly, like a wood-fire oven. While you do...

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Italian Pesto

Italian Pesto

Pesto is so great, let me count the ways—it’s delicious, healthy, versatile and reason number one, my kids love it! Traditionally, basil is the defining flavor in pesto, and luckily it’s one plant I can successfully grow in my garden. Even if the leaves are marred,...

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The Better Burger

The Better Burger

Hamburgers are one of the most popular foods in the United States, yet they often get a bad rap for being high in fat and calories. We love burgers because they satisfy our taste for umami foods. Umami is one of the five tastes the tongue can sense, along with sweet,...

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The Wonder of Fermented Food

The Wonder of Fermented Food

Humans have been fermenting foods and beverages for thousands of years. Nearly every culture of the world has a traditional fermented dish. Fermentation is a means of food preservation, and through this process the ingredients we start with take on new flavors and...

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Kimchi

Kimchi

Kimchi is a flavorful, fermented Korean condiment that can be enjoyed alone or in a multitude of dishes. Most supermarkets, certainly natural food stores, sell kombu, a nutritious dried seaweed, in the Asian food section. Korean chili can be found in international...

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No Cook Recipes for Summer

No Cook Recipes for Summer

It’s the middle of summer and nobody wants to cook. Even the thought of contributing to the heat by turning on an oven or stove is unbearable. But we need to eat, right? No-cook recipes to the rescue! Here you’ll find ideas from chefs and dietitians for meals, snacks...

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Hi! I’m Laura, dietitian and mom to two sweet, rowdy kids. I love food and nutrition! My passion is helping families celebrate balance, health and happiness in the kitchen, at the table and in life.

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