The beauty in this is that you can flavor it however you like by tossing chile flakes, garlic, fresh herbs and the like into the food processor. Or try a sweet, mascarpone-like version by adding a few dates and a dash of vanilla extract. Anything's fair game.
Weddings are special because they bring people together, but they can also trap us in a sea of self-doubt. Here are a few emotional and physical ways to stay healthy this wedding season, calm your nerves and remind yourself of what's important.
If individuals decide to also include some animal-derived foods in their diets, they can do so healthfully. Just ensure that your foods come form sustainable methods, with minimal processing and with production that proceeds in a manner as close to what occurs in nature as possible.
In a new editorial by Aseem Malhotra, James DiNicolantonio and Simon Capewell in BMJ's Open Heart the authors argue that rather than chase calories in the endless pursuit of weight loss, our cardiovascular system can benefit much more from just improving the quality of our diet.
The cap on dietary fat has, indeed, long outlived any utility it ever had. So, too, has a big, fat debate that has diverted us for far too long to nutrients, from the foods that would be a far more constructive, and healthy focus.
Keep what I call the 'Golden Rule of Sugar' in mind as you're going from holiday party to holiday party: Only eat sugar -- whether it comes in the form glucose, fructose or sucrose -- with nutrients, namely, fiber, fats, minerals and phytonutrients from plants.