‘food as medicine’

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Mustards that Make the Cut

By Chef Lisa on 04/07/2011

I’m often asked by the ladies who visit our healthy weight loss spa what I have in my pantry at home. That’s a pretty multicultural spot, as I’m a fan of many different cuisines, but I try to keep to the basics without too many excessive specialty items. One place where I crave variety, however, is my mustards. The world […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Goat Cheese Snacks

By Chef Lisa on 03/24/2011

Glorious Chevre, I love you so.  Goat cheese is an ingredient some people are frightened to try; maybe it’s too “exotic” or they fear the “gamey” flavor expected from a product of a goat.  I have converted dozens of people to chevre lovers, often by being sneaky about it and putting it on a nice cracker with something delicious atop it.  I recommend you […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Super Green Smoothie

By Chef Lisa on 03/17/2011

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  While this holiday has inspired drinkables such as green beer and, ahem, Shamrock Shakes, here at Green Mountain, I can’t think of any way better to celebrate than one of Robyn’s liquid salads. It may sound odd, but I love these!  To be honest, sometimes even I don’t feel like eating my vegetables.  On those days, this recipe […] Read more »

It Happened This Week – Anorexia’s Collateral Damage, Taco Bell’s “Meat”, and a Blueberry Scandal

By Chef Lisa on 01/28/2011

Marie Caro, mother of model Isabelle Caro, took her own life last week, reportedly due to the guilt she felt over Isabelle's death last November from complications due to anorexia.  In an article for The Observer, Barbara Ellen discusses a mother's guilt over her daughter's disease and whether parents of children with eating disorders should be held accountable for their […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Curried Lentil Soup

By Chef Lisa on 01/27/2011

Let's set aside deliciousness for a moment and consider why it might be a great idea to have more curry in your life.  First of all, curries are a great way to utilize vegetarian protein sources, perfect for a celebration of Meatless Mondays.  Secondly, many curries involve coconut milk, and it seems that everywhere you turn these days, nutritionists are talking about the myriad benefits of […] Read more »

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