Cooking with the Moms
The vegan diet --- a vegetarian diet also devoid of eggs, dairy, honey, and other animal by-products --- is all the rage. It's been featured on Oprah, Ellen, and Martha and it's making its way into the mainstream. On this week's podcast, we sit down with our nutrition intern, Ashley, to chat about her self-imposed Vegan Diet Challenge. For Lent, Ashley decided to give up meat and follow a vegan diet. Through her month-long culinary adventure, she sampled new foods and flavors, read food labels like it was nobody's business, and came to the realization that eating in restaurants was "nearly impossible." We also share one of Ashley's favorite vegan recipes for Eggplant Scallopini that she adapted from the Moosewood Cookbook.
Direct download: moms-2011-06-29.mp3
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For an in-depth look at PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and a breakthrough way to treat it with diet and lifestyle changes, we invite our friend and fellow dietitian, Hillary Wright to join us on this week's podcast. Hillary recently released The PCOS Diet Plan: A Natural Approach to Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and we're excited to share the book -- and Hillary's nutrition insights -- with you.
Direct download: moms-2011-06-15.mp3
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When it comes to hummus, we're huge fans. Hummus is a dip or spread made with cooked, mashed chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, and lots of other yummy things. We often serve it with lots of crunchy vegetables --- things like baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and celery sticks. Recently, Liz traveled to Richmond, VA where she toured the Sabra company's hummus factory. She was joined by a group of fellow food bloggers and learned that using hummus as a dip is just the tip of the culinary iceberg. Liz shares her hummus adventures on this week's podcast and serves up a delicious recipe for Hummus Deviled Eggs.
Direct download: moms-2011-06-08.mp3
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Did you know that salmon and sardines are two of the best sources of health-enhancing omega-3 fats? Lucky for us we love salmon...and like sardines (okay, so maybe they're not our favorite fish on the planet)! Omega-3 fats are critical for good health. They reduce our risk for heart disease and are vital for normal brain development in the fetus and young child. On this week's show, we're joined by Harvard cardiologist, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian. He offers a primer on omega-3 fats and answers questions from our Facebook fans including: Do you have to eat the skin of the fish to reap the benefits of omega-3s, should I give my children omega-3 supplements and if so, what's the best kind, and are non-seafood sources of omega-3s just as beneficial as marine sources? Be sure to tune in for the skinny on omega-3.
Direct download: moms-2011-06-01.mp3
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