Fall is here, but there is still plenty of time left to enjoy eating outside. Here are a few simple tips for handling and storing food so you can enjoy your fall picnic safely.
If your garden is overflowing with tomatoes and you're looking for some cooking inspiration, try this recipe for Tomato Mostarda.
I helped my daughter pick up her family's farm share this week. Their bounty was so plentiful we've been using it in meals all week. You have to try some of our recipes.
How about some strawberry rhubarb pie made with Nona Mac's southern pastry, vegan style!
Have you heard of the Mediterranean Diet? It's not really a diet, but a healthy way of eating. Catching Health has some easy and delicious recipes to share.
How many of you have eaten a rutabaga? Do you know what it is? How to cook one? How about roasted rutabagas? I've got a good recipe for you.
Imagine a roomful of people flinging food at each other. It's a food fight! There wasn't too much, if any, flinging at the food fight I was in.
No matter how they are presented to me, I like the taste of almonds and that they're good for me. Here's a recipe to try — for almond biscotti.
If you're looking for something that doesn't take long to make and is good for you, try this recipe for chicken with white beans.
Want to improve your health? Eat kale. I tried it once and didn't like it. Turns out it wasn't cooked properly. We've got the skinny on how to do it right.
Today, we're cooking up some sweet potatoes. So good tasting. And as a source of nutrition, they pack a wallop.
Every week, Catching Health offers up a new healthy food and a recipe. How about spinach feta frittata? Learn how to make it and why spinach is good for you.
Want to connect in your kitchen with a prehistoric human ancestor from the Neolithic period? Cook up some lentils! They cheap to buy and full of protein.
Chiles are low in calories and high in nutrients. All that heat is also good for you. See why and try a delicious recipe for roasted cauliflower.
stevepb / Pixabay John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try (or retry) nine new healthy foods. We’re on number five — mangoes. […]
John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland YMCA, wants us to try a new healthy food every week. Up next — avocados. We even have a recipe.
John Turrell, from the YMCA of Southern Maine, wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try nine new healthy foods.
John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine, wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try (or retry) nine new healthy foods. Last week was his first recommendation — sardines. They’re rich in protein, calcium, vitamin D, and omega-3 unsaturated fatty acid. This week, it’s quinoa. […]
lola56 / Pixabay Guest post by John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator, Greater Portland Branch, YMCA of Southern Maine. The start of a new year marks the perfect opportunity to revisit familiar menu routines and jump-start healthy eating patterns. Adding a variety of healthy foods to your plate will not only boost overall nutrition in your diet but also broaden your culinary horizons. Instead of trying to find new recipes for the same familiar ingredients, try expanding your palate by incorporating some foods you don’t routinely eat. […]
The older you get, the more likely you're falling short on important nutrients. What you eat becomes more important than how much. Registered dietitian Kitty Broihier has some tips.
Adding nuts to your diet is a smart move for your health. We have some nutty ideas to get you started.
Source: Kath Bartlett Guest post by Kath Bartlett, LAc. Chinese dietary principles stress the importance of eating according to the seasons, as well as our individual constitution. During the warm months of the year, we eat cooling foods; during the cooler months, we eat warming foods. Here are some tips for a beneficial diet for the winter season. […]
Rye is a nutrient-rich whole grain low in saturated fat and a good source of dietary fiber. Unfortunately, it often sits in the shadow of other whole grains.
You've got quarts of fresh blueberries and you want to make something yummy. You have to try this recipe for the best blueberry cake I ever ate!
The other day I posted a recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie that called for honey in place of sugar. I got an email from Jane Johnson, who lives in Forest City Township on the shores of East Grand Lake and the headwaters of the St. Croix River — “remote by choice,” she told me. I happened to mention in the recipe that honey wasn’t vegan and Jane suggested substituting maple syrup. She sent me some quotes from Tim Herd’s book Maple Sugar: From Sap to Sugar. […]
Several weeks ago, I decided to try cooking some Mediterranean style meals for me and my husband. I’m not sure how it happened, but over the years he became the family chef and I admit it, I took him and his cooking skills for granted! He was more than happy to get out of the kitchen and be on the receiving instead of the serving end for a change. […]
It took me half my life to appreciate the taste of salmon. You need to understand. I grew up eating only one kind of fish: haddock (usually fried). Salmon is good for us, but why? Kitty Broihier, a registered dietitian and member of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has the answer: Salmon is highly [...]
Kendall Scott This is what Kendall Scott did when, at the age of 27, she found out that she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma: “I cried. I laughed. I drank a beer and ordered a pizza.” As she finished her beer and pizza she says, “I felt this ball of fortitude begin to form deep in my gut (and it wasn’t just my dinner). […]
Your cholesterol is too high, putting you at risk for developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Your doctor suggested you change your diet. You're totally confused about what to do next.
A delicious apple pie made by Rebecca Reilly What are you going to do with all those apples you picked? I’ve got a great idea. Why don’t you make an apple pie! If you haven’t picked your apples yet, there is still time. I put together a list of orchards in Maine that let you pick your own apples. Please, make sure to contact the orchard first to make sure they still have apples left. Rebecca Reilly Rebecca Reilly was kind enough to share her recipe for a gluten-free apple pie. […]
Wondering what to do with all the blueberries you picked? Try these blueberry recipes — from muffins to soup — healthy and delicious.