These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.
Piquillos make a perfect pantry item -- livening up sauces, dips or tapas to your heart's content.
Trinity Place Shelter is a tiny, little shelter for homeless youth located in a church basement. Despite the location, no religion is thrust upon these kids. I volunteer and teach periodic cooking classes to the kids who are interested. I preach the gospel of vegetables.
This eggplant parmesan recipe is flavorful and has the perfect crispy texture without the extra oil from pan frying.
Kale leaves are a bit tough to eat raw, but chop them up and they suddenly become tender! Here the chopped kale is tossed with pan-roasted Portobello mushrooms that have also been cut in small pieces -- thus infusing every forkful of the salad with their robust flavor. The salad is then topped with savory bits of Parmesan and black sesame crisp.
Food companies are just telling us what we want to hear. How's that been working out for us?
There are some dishes that can transport me back to my grandmother's kitchen with every bite I take.
The average American consumes more than 250 pounds of meat a year, an appetite fed by the slaughter of 10 billion animals. Yet we spend a fortune on our pets, too. The fact is that we both care for animals and eat them. How do we manage the psychological tension created by these seemingly conflicting values?
This black bean burger reveals that there is such a thing as a vegetarian meal that can satisfy all the things you want a burger to be.
Two years after its deadline, a Farm Bill emerges from Congress headed to the President's desk. For months, the Agriculture Conferees struggled to compromise on the various elements of the farm bill that our nation needs.
I am in the kitchen, singing. I am in the kitchen, singing for Pete Seeger, who died last week at the age of 94. Seeger was a folk music hero who want...
Making a lasting impact begins with small measures. It can be as simple as adding a weekly reminder to your calendar or spending a few minutes researching a cause that motivates you into action.
Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it's alive and well. The concept is that cooking obliterates nutrients in food. Award-win...
These nachos are so sinful; it's hard to stop eating them even when you're way past being full!
Cooking without meat, dairy or other animal products (even honey, in some cases) requires an entirely new kind of culinary creativity, which has brought a new breed of fearless yet elegant meatless eateries to the fore.
How is it that someone that feels as strongly as I do about the importance of eating less meat -- for so many powerful reasons -- cannot eat less meat?