Cooking with the Moms
The first-annual Food Day took place earlier this week on October 24th. Think Earth Day...but for food. The event, founded by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), aims to highlight six important principals: Reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods; support sustainable farms and limit subsidies to big agribusiness; expand access to food and alleviate hunger; protect the environment and animals by reforming factory farms; promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids; and support fair conditions for food and farm workers. To celebrate Food Day, we attended a community sourced pot-luck supper sponsored by Boston Food Swap, and we brought along our Sweet Ginger Carrot Soup, starring fresh vegetables from each of our CSA shares. On this show, we dish about our recipe, all the delicious details from the event, and we feature interviews with event organizers.
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On October 31st, kids from coast to coast will dress up, stay out late, and fill their Halloween buckets with lots and lots of candy. It's just one of those days where kids' sugar consumption increases dramatically. What's a concerned parent to do? On this week's show, we make gooey, chewy, sugar-laden Halloween less horrific with recipes for Juicy Mango Wigglers (a homemade makeover of Jello Jigglers) and Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. The addition of pumpkin ups the nutrition, and we don't use any butter in the whoopie pie batter or the filling. We also share some creative tricks for downsizing your Halloween handouts and managing all the candy your little goblins bring home Halloween night. Tune in for all the gory details!
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At this year's annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association in San Diego, we spent a lot of time wandering through the expo hall in search of new and nutritious food products. On this week's show, we share some of our favorite food finds and chat about other show highlights: an amazing lecture by Dr. David Katz of Yale University, a recipe for Greek Stuffed Eggs that we sampled at one of the after-hours receptions, and a recipe for California Avocado and Mango Chicken Salad that we prepared at the California Avocado Commission booth. We also had an opportunity to meet up with some of our Meal Makeover Moms' fans...including possibly one our cutest fans ever, 5-month old Lenny.
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It's not every day you get to take a tour of an avocado grove. But that's exactly what we did during our recent trip to San Diego for the annual meeting of the American Dietetic Association. The day before the conference began, we boarded a bus for Hidden Valley Ranch, a 400 acre avocado grove in Poway, CA. Thanks to the California Avocado Commission (CAC), dietitian members of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group also had an opportunity to take the tour. On this week's show, we interview a rancher, discuss the nutritional benefits of avocados, and share tips for the best ways to ripen, seed, and peel them. We also share two of the avocado-inspired recipes we enjoyed on the tour: Avocado Quinoa Tabouli and a healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse.
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