How to open and eat an avocado

Avocados are so good for you. Did you know that? Find out why and also get some tips on choosing and opening an avocado. Oh, and did I mention recipes, too?

By | March 21st, 2019|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

A recipe for Popeye’s Mac and Cheese compliments of Wayside Food Programs

Wayside Food Programs provides delicious healthy food to Maine people in need. They shared a favorite comfort food recipe — mac and cheese with a healthy twist.

By | March 7th, 2019|Nosh & Nutrition|1 Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wondering what to give your sweetie or yourself for Valentine's Day? (I'm a big believer in giving yourself presents.) Make your gift a little more special by making it yourself. Here are two ideas.

By | February 14th, 2019|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

The humble potato

Potatoes are comfort food for me, especially when they're baked or mashed or fried (the way my mother used to). Did you know they're also nutritious? Get the lowdown and some great cooking tips that don't include deep frying or lots of butter and sour cream.

By | February 7th, 2019|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

It’s winter but you don’t have to miss out on the goodness of fresh vegetables

Yes, winter is here and if you're craving some fresh vegetables, read what registered dietitian Dave Seddon has to offer.

By | January 24th, 2019|Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

Endive with Green Pea Hummus

Looking for an easy holiday appetizer recipe? Here's a good one from chef Annie Mahle.

By | December 24th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Lemon Poached Salmon with Horseradish and Caper Aioli

Serve your friends and family something extra special for the holidays. Chef Annie Mahle offers up a recipe for poached salmon and some cooking tips.

By | December 20th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Top tips for turkey safety

The news is warning us of a continuing outbreak of Salmonella linked to turkey products. Does that mean you shouldn't serve any at Thanksgiving? Read these important safety tips.

By | November 21st, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

How to avoid stuffing food and feelings at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for all that we have. To enjoy a feast of food and loved ones. BUT too much food, too much family, and too little activity can make us feel just the opposite. Here's some expert advice for surviving the day and the rest of the holidays.

By | November 16th, 2018|Expert Advice, Fitness, Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

Let’s celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

Who needs a special occasion to indulge in a little chocolate? If YOU do, you're in luck because it's National Chocolate Cupcake Day and I've got some delish recipes for you.

By | October 18th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Found at the farmers market: Unusual cukes, peppers, tomatillos and something sweet

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to Jamaican Burr Gherkins and now I've got a few more interesting vegetables to share with you. All from the Farmers Market in Burlington, Vermont.

By | October 11th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Where you can pick apples in Maine

A list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples. It's a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon.

By | September 13th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|6 Comments

Guess the mystery vegetable I found at the Farmers’ Market

I love going to the Farmers' Market and filling my bags with good food. Check out what's in season and guess the mystery vegetable.

By | August 30th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|4 Comments

Lisa loves her yellow beans and Jan prefers green

A quick trip to the local Farmers' Market and I came away with some great green and yellow bean lessons and recipes.

By | August 9th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Enjoying Maine’s fabulous produce — safely

Concern about chemicals used in farming has many folks opting for organic produce, which can be helpful, but isn’t the end to the story

By | July 18th, 2018|Expert Advice, Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Where you can pick blueberries in Maine

If you want to go blueberry picking in Maine this summer, you're in luck! Check out the 2018 Catching Health list of where you can pick blueberries in Maine.

By | July 7th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|14 Comments

Indulging ourselves at The Buxton Common

Buxton, Maine is ... well, kind of out in the sticks. But thanks to Max Brody, it now boasts a great new restaurant called The Buxton Common. I predict it will bring lots of people together and that's a healthy thing to do.

By | June 21st, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Where you can pick strawberries in Maine

What's more delicious than freshly picked strawberries? Here's the 2018 Catching Health list of where you can pick strawberries in Maine.

By | June 13th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|23 Comments

With love from Mary: A recipe for black bean salad

A stroll through a beautiful old park in Florida, a little history, and a delicious picnic lunch prepared by my sister Mary. You've got to try her recipe for black bean salad — perfect for YOUR picnic.

By | May 17th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

10 things often taught in health class that could trigger an eating disorder

In any kind of health class, you should learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. But if you're at risk of developing an eating disorder, what you hear in class could be a problem. Here are 10 things to know.

By | April 26th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Dare to try something different — Manhattan Sea Vegetable Chowder

You've heard of Manhattan Seafood Chowder before, right? How about Manhattan Sea Vegetable Chowder? Don't even know what a sea vegetable is? Check out this blog post to find out and get the recipe.

By | April 19th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

The MIND diet. 10 foods that COULD be good for your brain

Want to show your brain some love? (Not to mention the rest of your body.) Research is starting to show that what you eat may play a role in increasing or decreasing your risk of Alzheimer's Disease. The MIND diet offers some suggestions.

By | April 6th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|2 Comments

How to make a vegan peanut butter cup pie with a toddler

A fun tutorial on making a vegan peanut butter cup pie with the help of a toddler. Plus some insights into raising a vegan child.

By | March 22nd, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms: From TIQA for Maine Restaurant Week

Join the celebration! Maine Restaurant Week ends Monday, March 12th. You owe it to yourself to try something new — a new restaurant, a new menu. Or try a new recipe. Have some fun!

By | March 8th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Healthy tips on controlling how much food you put on your plate

If you're clueless about portion sizes — like what does three ounces of food look like on your plate — I've got some tips for you. I've also got an easy recipe.

By | March 1st, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Fresh out of my oven — rosemary focaccia

Who doesn't love the smell of baking bread? Want to fill your home with the scent and your belly with the deliciousness? Here's a recipe for rosemary focaccia.

By | February 15th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

To my valentines: A recipe for a heart-shaped flourless chocolate torte

Want to bake your sweetie something special this Valentine's Day? How about a delicious flourless chocolate torte? We've got a great recipe!

By | February 8th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

Four recipes for cooking beets. Delicious recipes!

Until a few years ago, I thought I didn't like beets. I discovered that they are delicious, especially roasted or in a salad. You have to try these recipes!

By | February 1st, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

A roasted butternut squash recipe from Chef Annie Mahle

Imagine being the chef on a beautiful schooner that sails up and down the coast of Maine. That's what Annie Mahle does. And she's sharing some recipes with us.

By | January 25th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

How to make your own sauerkraut from scratch

If you want to add some fiber to your diet and boost your immune system eat sauerkraut. And if you want to add some fun to your life, try making your own.

By | January 18th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments

A recipe for wicked good roasted potatoes

Like roasted potatoes crisp and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside? I found the perfect recipe — tested it and now I'm sharing it just for you!

By | January 11th, 2018|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments