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What is Nutrition?

The next few episodes will be our Back to Basics series. We hope these episodes can serve as a resource for individuals as well as for clinicians who can hopefully use these episodes with their patients. So today, we are going to talk about nutrition. There is an abundance of nutrition information – TV, radio, social media, billboards, in the breakroom at work, in school hallways, literally EVERYWHERE. It can be confusing and completely overwhelming. […]

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Self-care begins with gratitude

When Annette brought up writing an article on self-care, my mind immediately went to the word gratitude. In my eyes, one of the best forms of self-love and care is to take a moment out of your day to give thanks for what you already have. It is a practice that reminds you to think about the positive things in your life. I find that it also helps to give me a sense of purpose. […]

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Z is for Zucchini

We made it!  Food Fun from A to Z!  Zucchini has been in the spotlight lately. We’ve seen everything from zucchini noodles to zucchini fries to zucchini chips. This green veggie is a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Zucchini is a versatile vegetable with a mild flavor that can play a part in a variety of dishes. You can:  -Add chopped zucchini to soups or stews -Include chopped zucchini to your spaghetti sauce […]

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Y is for Yogurt

Yogurt is a fermented dairy product and a great source of probiotics, protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and B vitamins. Yogurt is a very ancient product, so it is unknown when it was first made. However, it is believed that milk products as a whole were incorporated into the human diet as early as 10,000 BC, when milk producing animals started to be domesticated. A fun fact about yogurt is that the word “yogurt” comes from […]

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X is for Xigua

Let’s be real. Foods that begin with the letter X are few. We were forced to broaden our search beyond the English language.  Xigua, pronounced She-gwah, is Mandarin for watermelon. Below is a yummy watermelon salsa recipe. Watermelon and salsa are not two foods you would normally put together, but that is why this series is all about “food fun”. Try it. You will not regret it.

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W is for Waffles

The National Museum of American History’s Domestic Life collection houses waffle irons from the early 18th century through the mid-20th century. Waffle making started in America with the Dutch colonists in the 1620s. However, the first waffle at The National Museum of American History’s Domestic Life is from the 18th century and is formed by two hinged plates at the end of long handles. The collection also features a waffle iron from the 1920s that […]

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V is for Vanilla

It is hard to believe such great flavor comes from these tiny little vanilla beans.  Watch this video to learn the long journey of the vanilla bean from plant to plate.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQl-oHeII6w As we are approaching the end of the alphabet, we thought everyone would want to enjoy a nice cup of coffee after all these yummy foods from A to V (so far).  Below is a recipe from Taste of Home for homemade vanilla […]

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U is for Udon

Udon is a thick noodle made from wheat flour.  You will often find it on the menu at Japanese restaurants. Udon noodles are a flexible stable. They can be quick and simple served in a yummy broth with some leftover chicken and veggies. If you are feeling fancy, you can check out some of the Udon recipes from Allrecipes.com here. http://dish.allrecipes.com/quick-weeknight-meals-starring-udon-noodles/ Our favorite is the Kimchi Udon Noodle Stir-Fry below. You can use store bought […]

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T is for Tofu

Trying Tofu for the First Time: A Food Adventure One of the best aspects, though sometimes difficult, of getting married is finally having to cook for oneself and one’s partner. I joyfully took on this task almost four years ago. Now, one of my favorite hobbies is searching for new recipes. Over time, I have become increasingly adventurous in the types of new foods I am willing to try. I had wanted to cook with […]

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