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Pink Ribbon Cooking: Recipe for Sole Piccata

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Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: Piccata is a classic preparation of a food …Read More

Green Thumbs: Behind-the-Scenes of Fletcher Allen’s Community Garden Project (Recipe Included!)

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About this time last year, I was asked to collaborate on a very exciting project. Fletcher Allen’s beautiful rooftop gardens, which had been used to grow a small amount of food for the hospital kitchens, were to be transformed into teaching gardens. The plan was to invite members of our hospital community who had no …Read More

Nutrition Know-How: 4 “Spring Cleaning” Foods to Add To Your Diet (Recipe Included!)

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March may be National Nutrition Month, but every day is an opportunity to celebrate health by being mindful of what is on your plate.  A question that I often ask my clients is “When you look down at your plate, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, what do you see looking back at …Read More

Recipe for Health: Kale & Beet Salad

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The fiber in kale appears to have cholesterol-lowering components, which act to bind together with bile acids in the digestive tract, helping to excrete cholesterol. Kale, like spinach and Swiss chard, is also high in antioxidants. With its definitive role in digestion and detoxification and antioxidant properties, kale can offer the body an “edge up”! …Read More

Nutrition Tips: Brighten Up Your Winter With Citrus

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Although these winter months may be cold and gloomy, there’s an easy way to add a little brightness to your day. Citrus fruits (such as oranges, grapefruits, kumquats, mandarins, tangerines, and lemons) come into season in the winter months. Citrus fruits are great sources of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, and flavonoids which can help …Read More

Recipe for Health: Blueberry Corn Muffins

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Blueberries are bursting with nutrition but low in calories. They are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients called anthocynanidins. These nutrients neutralize free radical damage to a body’s cells, which appears to be cardio protective.

Recipe for Health: Maple-Sage Roasted Rutabaga

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Ingredients (Makes 4-6 servings) 3 pounds rutabaga, diced into 1/2-inch chunks 1/4 cup cider vinegar (plain vinegar is OK, too) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup fresh sage leaves 1/2 cup sliced shallot 1/4 cup and 1 teaspoon oil, preferably olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Instructions In a large bowl, toss rutabaga, 1/4 …Read More

What Do I Need to Know About Juicing?

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There is a lot of conversation these days about juicing. The hype can range from the perfect weight loss solution to an elixir that remedies all maladies. Like most things health related, there is no magic bullet for anything.  Health is built on a foundation of good habits sustained over time. So how does juicing …Read More

Recipe for Health: Snap Peas With Yogurt Dip

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Peas are legumes: plants that bear pods enclosing fleshy seeds. All legumes are good sources of plant protein. Three types of peas are generally available: snow, snap, and shell. Snow and snap are edible podded. Snap peas were created in the 1970s as a cross between snow and shell peas. All peas are good sources …Read More

Recipe for Health: Kale Chips

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Ingredients 1 bunch (8 stems) fresh kale 2 teaspoons oil, preferably olive Salt to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash kale and dry it thoroughly. Tear kale leaves off stem and into bite-sized pieces. Place kale leaves in a bowl and add olive oil, tossing to fully coat leaves. Spread coated leaves …Read More

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