Could you survive on poke?

I think I could. Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is a raw fish dish, popular in Hawaii and trending stateside.  When made properly, with super-fresh ahi tuna, it’s delectable, maybe even addictive.  I can think of worse things to be addicted to.  It’s a simple combination of chunked raw tuna, sesame oil, soy sauce and perhaps some […]

Protein: does the food source matter?

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Does-the-protein-source-matter_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:34 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhen someone says “protein” does the word “meat” pop into your mind?  This might happen even if you’re a committed vegetarian.  We’re practically hard-wired to think this way.  People who want to build muscle think meat or special protein supplements […]

Healthier than what?

Recently I stayed at a hotel that served a lovely buffet breakfast every morning.  Wonderful fresh fruit every day, plus a range of choices, from omelets to crepes to egg dishes, sausages and for the many visitors from Asia, an Asian-style buffet, featuring steamed fish, rice, pickled vegetables, greens and miso soup.  One morning, there […]

Sharon Palmer RD talks plant based diets

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Sharon-Palmer-interview-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:26 — 6.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPlant based eating is a very popular diet trend, and for good reason.  Research shows that diets that focus more on plant foods are healthier.  But what exactly is a plant-based diet?  What foods are used? What do meals look […]

Polenta for quick and delicious meatless meals

Want a dinner that’s fast, healthy, filling and tasty?  A dinner that can also be vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and/or low fat?  Then you want to try polenta. What exactly is polenta?  It’s a traditional Italian food, originally made by slow-cooking coarsely ground grain in water.  The result is a lot like cooked hot cereal.  Before corn […]

Stuffed pumpkin for a vegetarian Thanksgiving

Nothing says “meat” like Thanksgiving dinner.  Turkey is the culinary and visual center of the meal.  Until relatively recently, being vegetarian at Thanksgiving was likely to bring hostile or incredulous stares.  Long ago, I brought a vegetarian person to a Thanksgiving dinner, and that’s exactly what happened.  Now vegetarian dining is more mainstream, but I […]

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