Summer Corn and Zucchini Chowder

This recipe is from the first cooking class I attended right out of college. It was taught by Robin Rifkin, an inspirational woman who continues to work in the food and nutrition community in Philadelphia. I love this recipe because it’s a perfect summer chowder filled with colorful, garden fresh vegetables. It does require some…

Fresh Figs…A Gift from the Gods (and my husband)

Fresh figs are hands down my favorite fruit.  They are luscious, sweet, with a nut and honey flavor and a hint of vanilla. I know I’m a little early with this post because it’s difficult to find fresh figs at farmers markets and in produce aisles in April (the season is typically July and August)…

Looking for Less Sugar in Your Yogurt? Good Luck.

Food labels can be confusing, especially when it comes to sugar.  Sugars are listed under the total carbohydrate umbrella on the Nutrition Facts label on food products.  The grams of sugar listed on this label refer to the total amount of carbohydrate that is derived from sugar (which will include naturally occurring sugar like lactose…

A Crunchy Bite

Half of the grains you eat should be whole grain. That’s about three, 1/2 cup or one ounce, servings per day. If you’re looking for a little crunch with your lunch,  a go to favorite is Triscuit crackers.  Only three simple ingredients, whole grain wheat, vegetable oil, and sea salt. Another plus, they are easy…