Primal Strawberry “Cheesecake” Bites

Primal Strawberry “Cheesecake” Bites

If there is one dish that I am famous for in my family, it is my NY style cheesecake. About nine years ago I made one for my (then) boyfriend’s grandmother. She still talks about it to this very day. Although I like cheesecake very much, it is not a dessert that fits well within…

Do Calories Matter?

Do Calories Matter?

Do calories matter in terms of fat loss? Conventional wisdom tells us that the answer is an unequivocal yes. In fact, it is commonly accepted that calorie balance is the key factor in an individual’s tendency to store body fat. Besides, the notion is intuitive and easy to understand. If you eat more calories than…

Eggs-cellent News, But Where’s The Beef?

Eggs-cellent News, But Where’s The Beef?

A Dietitian’s Response to the 2015 Guidelines presented in the article Nutrition Panel: Egg with Coffee is A-OK, But Skip The Side of Bacon If you are a foodie, nutrition nerd or general news enthusiast you know that recently the USDA committee in charge of presenting the Dietary Guidelines has pardoned cholesterol in their newest guidelines…

Why Not Eat Insects?

Why Not Eat Insects?

We recently had the opportunity to try out some insects at The Black Ant in NYC a few weeks ago, and will be publishing a review very soon. We previously wrote about eating insects, and thought it would be a great follow up (as well as an interesting experience) to try some bugs out. Leading…

Let’s Fight for Quality over Quantity

Let’s Fight for Quality over Quantity

BY LEYLA KIOSSE | The Nutrition Facts label (“food label”) was first designed and introduced by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993. Before we go any further, let me just say two things. First, I can’t believe it took until 1993 for the government to finally require that this information be provided to the…

Jiminy Cricket…It’s What’s for Dinner

Jiminy Cricket…It’s What’s for Dinner

As of 2013, there were an estimated 7.125 BILLION people on the planet. In less than ten years, that number is expected to grow by another 1 billion. Naturally, having enough food for this many people will be a continual problem. There has been much discussion about how to tackle this problem. Some argue that…

McDonalds…Are You Lovin’ It?

McDonalds…Are You Lovin’ It?

UPDATE January 31, 2015 | McDonald’s is promoting their new marketing campaign by offering customers the option to pay with “Lovin.” From February 2 to the Valentines day, selected winners of the promotion can pay for their food through various displays of love. According to the commercial below this might be a call or text to…

Wall Street Stole My Lunch Money!

Wall Street Stole My Lunch Money!

What does the investment banking firm Goldman Sachs have to do with my lunch box? Quite a bit actually. If you’re in doubt about this, then you should read Frederick Kaufman’s book, Bet the Farm, How Food STOPPED Being Food. In this book, Kaufman takes the reader on a journey to find the answer to…

Is Sugar Toxic?

Is Sugar Toxic?

Sugar is currently a hot topic in the news and there is a great deal of debate over it’s place in our daily eating habits. Below is a video from Dr. Robert Lustig doing a Ted Talk on sugar where he discusses his belief that it is toxic.   Conversely, there are those who speak…

Farm to Table? Not Without Speed Bumps Along the Way.

Farm to Table? Not Without Speed Bumps Along the Way.

When we think about food, we tend to envision the end product. That is, the meat, dairy, produce, or packaged items that end up on your table. But long before food makes it to your plate, or even to the market, it is subject to a regulatory process. In the United States, the production and…