Category: Health Nutrition

  • Smoke fresh caught fish

    Smoke fresh caught fish

    After I felt the trout flop in my back pocket, I knew that I had to do something. See, I had not fished in about 20 years. Not since my father took me to a Jersey pond stocked with sunnies of a friend’s household. He would hook and rehook (and then rehook) the bait worm.…

  • Does Hot Dogs Really Contain Human DNA?

    Does Hot Dogs Really Contain Human DNA?

    Is there a food more maligned than the sizzling dog? The frankfurter is often criticized not because people enjoy the taste, but rather because we love to speculate about the “components” that make it so gross. Remember the first time your friend told you that sizzling dogs are made from pigs’ anus, pigs’ lips, and…

  • Prepare a Delicious Brussels Sprouts Salad

    Prepare a Delicious Brussels Sprouts Salad

    If you still hate Brussels sprouts then stop being a child. You should learn to cook these mighty brassicas the right way. The best method for home cooks is not to roast them whole (they usually end up undercooked), or even halfed or quartered. (They often end up overcooked). Instead, cut Brussels sprouts thinly and…

  • Drawing Room | A Delightful Hour

    Drawing Room | A Delightful Hour

    The Joyful Hour this week is a return of sophistication. It’s a result of the refined feeling you get when sipping on a well-crafted cocktail. The Drawing Room was designed to be enjoyed. Alan Walter, the head mixologist at Loa Bar, New Orleans, creates The Drawing Room by combining Redbreast Irish whisky, rose syrup, Elisir…

  • The Claim of Non-Dairy Milks Being ‘Healthier’ is Mostly Inaccurate

    The Claim of Non-Dairy Milks Being ‘Healthier’ is Mostly Inaccurate

    First, deep breath. Now… There are many different types of milk available, including soy, peas, almonds, cashews, potatoes, hemp, peanuts, coconut, rice and flax. Other options include banana, “plant,” pistachios, hazelnuts, quinoa. To further leave you frustrated, within each of these non-dairy options, you will find a variety of producers who are all advertising that…

  • Coronavirus myths that people spread about ordering takeout

    Coronavirus myths that people spread about ordering takeout

    It can feel legal to order takeout or delivery food during the COVID-19 coronavirus. Everyone is wearing masks and there’s a feeling of anxiety. You think we’re just trying to put food on the table. The World Health Group and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention agree that the fear of eating out during…

  • How to Make Candy and Savory Waffles

    How to Make Candy and Savory Waffles

    I’m responsible for dinner. I’m chargeable for dinner. I consider him lucky. Consider this: Breakfasts are easy to make, require little more than a batter and a few eggs. They’re also a crowd-pleaser. The night shift in the kitchen has one advantage: we’re more likely to have time and the desire to eat to enjoy…

  • Is it OK to have “Cheat Days?”

    Is it OK to have “Cheat Days?”

    Weight loss consultants are often asked “what do you eat?” instead of asking how to lose weight. Do you eat anything “dangerous?” What’s the best cheat meal you have ever eaten? This happened again the day before when we were presenting at the IDEA Convention in California. Someone asked after our discussion if “Cheat Days’…

  • Be taught to Love the Anchovy

    Be taught to Love the Anchovy

    I was watching my dinner partner select each olive with great care from his pasta puttanesca a couple of years ago. As the pile of kalamatas increased, I found myself silently judging my dinner companion’s olive aversion. Adventuresome eating says that you are a man of daring and daring. You’re the Indiana Jones on the…

  • 4 Delectable Ways to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

    4 Delectable Ways to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

    We know exactly what you will be eating for dinner Thursday, and how much of it. It’s okay. Even the strictest weight loss plans allow for an occasional “cheat dinner,” and Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to schedule one. Enjoy it. Get back on track. It’s not about giving up every meal to the devil…