Like trend-conscious restaurateurs, school nutrition professionals know that their customers want the same things they see on TV food shows with celebrity chefs.
After three years of blogging about food I thought it was time to get in front of the camera and film my first video recipe.
My oldest girl announced something out of nowhere at the dining room table last week. We were roughly 75 percent of the way through her current favorite home-cooked meal, Orange Chicken when she made her proclamation, as casual as anything. Pass the rice. My sock has a hole in it. "I don't want to eat animals any more."
A Thanksgiving feast doesn't feel complete without a bowl of cranberry sauce.
Dietitians for Professional Integrity released "The Food Ties That Bind," a report that details the messaging Big Food shared with dietitians at 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.
When it comes to weight problems, sugar and exercise are red herrings, for the most part. We have not come to terms with our collective addiction to the meat and cheese that are making us and our kids fat -- or when we lack the courage to confront the industries that sell them.
Next up... perhaps a vegan BBQ cook-off?
The ritual commences. We gather from disparate corners of the globe, overcoming vast geography, our clashing calendars, demanding work schedules, and above all, our battling food preferences. And that's where the comparison to our forefathers begins and ends.
I'm constantly explaining why I won't eat meat while trying to be sensitive to my family and friends. It's also tough being a vegan wife, staying creative with meals and doing my very best to make sure that my husband gets enough protein so he won't lose muscle mass.
Tarla Dalal was a woman with a mission to change the culture of Indian cooking. She never spoke loudly about this mission, but it was apparent even up to the day before she died, for she had just come back from travelling to give a cooking demonstration.
Rap and health consciousness may not seem like a natural duo, but for Khnum Ibomu, or Stic, promoting a healthy lifestyle is a natural extension of the themes of political activism, social justice and personal motivation that run through his music.
Gourmet-yet-simple, this recipe is one of my all-time favorites.
Demand for SNAP benefits is proof that we are living in a time of long-term unemployment and a very deep recession. Moreover, we have a food system that artificially makes healthy, simple food more expensive than processed non-food.
Whether about wheat or meat, sugar or starch, calories or carbohydrates, this fat or that fat, we seem to have an insatiable appetite for mere grains of truth about diet and health, rather than the complete recipe.
With fall in full swing, time feels more scarce than ever. Yet, when we're busiest is actually when we most need nourishment to fuel our bodies through the day.
If we must look for an ideological culprit for the horrific way we treat animals in factory farms in our contemporary culture, we would do well to blame both the Industrial Revolution and free market economics -- products, not of Christianity, but the secular Enlightenment.