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  • Spicing Up Your Plate with Healthy Benefits

    PHOTO CREDIT: Cheyney Barrieau for Eat IN Connecticut There’s a whole new meaning to spicing up your meal in Connecticut. Whether you dine in West Hartford, New Haven or New Canaan, International Chef Prasad Chrinomula of Five...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Paleo Banana Bread

    For many of us, the idea of reducing grain in our diet is not very exciting… what will we nosh on? There is something very nourishing about eating something spongy and soft and warm! The following recipe...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Think Like a Vegetarian

    I have a love/hate relationship with meat. I love how it keeps me satisfied and sustains my husband, a competitive cyclist. To be honest, it has just been easier to eat animal protein because I grew up...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Cut Sugar, Fat and Salt with Transition Foods

    Many of us are addicted to sugar, salt, and toxic fat tastes and the transition to healthier eating can often feel like utter deprivation. Taste buds need to acclimate to lower sugar and salt levels. For some...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Spring Into New Uses For the Humble Egg

    With the advent of spring it seemed fitting to highlight the humble egg. For thousands of years, the egg has been a symbol of new life, rebirth, fertility and resurrection. As such, eggs are the perfect food...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • A Peek at Parsnips

    It may look similar to a carrot and comes from the carrot family, but parsnips are quite a different vegetable. Because they have no beta-carotene, parsnips are white. However, they are still quite healthful, boasting impressive levels...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • A New Year’s Veggie Resolution

    January is the month of resolutions. Each year a significant portion of resolutions have to do with dieting and weight loss. Yet you have probably heard that diets don’t work. As many as 90% of successful dieters...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Meal Planning

    New Year’s resolution time is upon us! For many us, this includes making promises to ourselves to be healthy this year—to eat healthier and make a stronger commitment to our health and our family’s health. But for...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • A Butter Like No Other

    You’ve heard of coconut oil, but what are these jars of coconut butter that stores are displaying these days? Often labeled as “coconut manna”, coconut butter is decidedly NOT coconut oil. While coconut oil is the fat...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Paleo Chocolate Bread

    How many of us are trying to reduce our grain? It’s a tough effort for sure, particularly for those afternoon carb cravings that we get on a daily basis! It has taken me several years to come...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Eating During the Holidays is a Balancing Act

    Life is a balancing act. We are constantly balancing our jobs, our families, and our health, to name a few things. Sometimes we are out of balance and we seem to have a penchant, this time of...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Butternut “Rice” Pilaf

    Unlike the past, today’s butternut squash flesh is sweet and tender, palatable to both kids and adults alike. But many folks don’t realize how much nutritional benefit butternut squash imparts. It contains very high levels of vitamins...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Beauty of Brussel Sprouts

    I didn’t grow up eating Brussels sprouts. I guess this is a good thing because it seems many folks develop a prejudice against these adorable little cabbage buds because of bad experiences with them growing up. Usually...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Colorful Side of Collards

    Unless you grew up in the south, collard greens may be at best mysterious and at worst misunderstood. Most people think of them as a southern specialty that involves hours of cooking with a fatty smoked meat....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • The Weight Loss Puzzle Finally Solved! Excerpts from the new e-book, just released by Drs. Frank Aieta and Diane Hayden

    This is just a sample of what “The Weight Loss Puzzle, Finally Solved” has in store for its readers. There are also chapters on weight loss and mindset and more on the proper lab tests to ask...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Fresh Morning Smoothie!

    The summer is all about balance… For many of us, our work schedule doesn’t really change but for those of us with kids, there’s much more planning and organizing that is involved with pulling off a seamless...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • When Cucumbers Become Common

    It is always exciting when the cucumber harvest starts, but within a few weeks of the season we are often overrun with their abundance. My solution to this dilemma is to adopt the old motto, “variety is...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Baby Romaine—A Spring Darling

    There are so many reasons to love the month of June – summery weather, school letting out, and the opening of farmer’s markets. It may sound weird but one of my favorite things about June is baby...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • What to bring to a Barbeque!

    Close your eyes and imagine warm weather, a light breeze, the perfect summer day… June is always the time when we get excited for fresh foods and fresh air. It’s barbeque season. A time to savor those...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Spring for Dandelion Greens

    I always find myself craving fresh spring greens as the weather warms. Something about the bracing bitterness of the greens awakens my palate and promises a cleansing after a long season of heavy foods. Dandelion greens are...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Healthy Eating for Busy Moms

    Imagine this scene—a day in the life of a busy mom… It’s the morning witching hour. You’ve got two kids (or more!) to corral. They’re moving ‘slowly’. You have to get them dressed, fed, and out the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • DIY Homemade Coconut Yogurt

    Yogurt is all the health rage these days. However, there are several problems with commercial yogurt in supporting the microbiome. Commercial yogurt is often fermented for a shorter duration than generally recommended, meaning that your typical grocery...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Jump into Spring with Frittata Muffins!

    As March begins and Spring is on its way, the weather is slowly warming up and the days are getting longer. But it’s still a little cold. And we still yearn for warmer foods. Here is a...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Making Your Own Homemade Broth

    Broth is an undeniably key staple in cooking. Yet many folks are intimidated by the prospect of making it. However, homemade broth is one of the simplest, healthiest, tastiest, and economical ways to enhance soups, sauces, stews,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Coconut Flour Cinnamon Swirl English Muffin

    Coconut flour is made from dried coconut meat and contains no grain or gluten. It is light in color and texture, although it becomes much more dense when baked. Its flavor is fairly mild, with just a...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Try Quinoa for a Great Alternative to Grain

    I adore grains of any form. I love the coarse texture, chew, nuttiness, and wholesome, satisfying taste. When quinoa recently became popularized I quickly fell in love and today, quinoa is a staple in our house. Many...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Go Nuts for the Holidays!

    As we know, the holidays are a gift-giving season. What better way to show someone that you care than by giving them a homemade gift for the holidays? But making homemade gifts can be time consuming… especially...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Kohlrabi…What Exactly is this Vegetable?

    Yes, it’s true. Kohlrabi looks like a species from Mars with its green (or even purple) bulb and thin stems and leaves that shoot out from all sides of it like creepy feelers. But folks this is...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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