Food & Recipes

  • USDA Urged to Update Nutritional Guidelines on Greek Yogurt

    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to update its nutritional guidelines to differentiate Greek from other traditional types of yogurt and reclassify it as a high-protein product.

  • No More SAD Hearts

    “Progress,” says futurist-physician Richard A. Swenson, MD, “is a one-way street. It thrives on differentiation, giving us more and more of everything, faster and faster.”

    Walking away from the Standard American Diet
    By Adam Swenson
  • DiabeTEAS

    Black tea consumption has been mathematically linked to a low prevalence of type 2 diabetes, according to data collected in 50 countries all over the world. In recent years, a great deal of interest has focused on the health benefits of green tea, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.

  • In Season: Cabbage

    This leafy biennial plant is grown annually and is closely related to other vegetables in the B. oleracea family, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Cabbage—whether it’s red, green, or Savoy—is an excellent source of vitamin K and sinigrin, which shows to have cancer preventive properties.

  • Seoul Chicken Wings

    Weekly Recipe: 

    1 lb (about 6 pieces) chicken wings, skinless

    Salt and pepper to taste

    1/2 tbsp garlic powder

    1/4 tbsp ginger powder

    3 tbsp Bibigo Korean BBQ sauce, original

    1 tbsp vinegar

    Toasted white sesame seeds

    Season wings with salt and pepper. Mix the garlic and ginger powders and coat the chicken wings with the mixture. In a large bowl, mix Bibigo Korean BBQ Sauce and vinegar and set aside. Cook wings for one hour at 375. In a heated pan, stir-fry fried chicken wings with the sauce (40 seconds to one minute). Sprinkle white sesame seeds as desired. Recipe courtesy of Bibigo.

  • Shifting the Diet Paradigm

    I have early memories of the word diet, most of them bad. As a kid, I remember adults talking about diets as something you had to go on when you could no longer see your toes. Diets were akin to wearing a hair shirt next to the skin, a sort of penance to make right years of gastronomical sins mortal and venial.

    How best-selling diets differ (and how they are the same)
    By Adam Swenson
  • 10 Ways to Outsmart High Blood Sugar

    Diabetes is called the silent killer because overt symptoms are rare in the early stages of the disease.

    With the right changes in diet and lifestyle, most people can treat type 2 diabetes without any other intervention.
    By Lisa Turner
  • Tomayto Tomahto

    “There isn’t much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you’re an adult and making a decision based solely on your health,” said Dena Bravata, MD, MS, the senior author of a paper titled “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?: A Systematic Review” published in the Sept 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.<

    What should we really know about organic foods?
    By Amy Vergin
  • Quick Bruschetta for Two

    Weekly Recipe: 

    1/4 cup quartered cherry tomatoes

    2 tbsp 2-percent milk shredded mozzarella cheese

    1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

    2 tsp shredded parmesan cheese

    2 tsp light zesty Italian dressing

    2 thin slices French bread (1/4-inch thick each), toasted

    Combine tomatoes, basil, cheeses, and Italian dressing. Spoon over toast slices just before serving. Recipe courtesy of Annie Chun.

  • Ahi Tuna Tartare on Wonton Crisp

    Weekly Recipe: 

    Annie Chung’s Gochujang sauce

    10 oz Ahi tuna, sushi grade

    2 oz Annie Chun’s Shiitake Soy Ginger

    10 wonton wrappers

    Olive or vegetable oil

    Annie Chun’s Cracked Pepper & Herb Roasted Seaweed Snacks

    Clean Ahi tuna from all silver skin and dice. Pre-fry wonton wrappers in oil until golden brown and crispy. Add dressing to diced Ahi tuna and marinate for at least 15 minutes before serving. To serve, spoon one ounce of Ahi tuna onto each crispy wonton. Garnish with a small drizzle of Annie Chun’s Gochujang sauce and sprinkle with crushed Annie Chun’s Cracked Pepper & Herb Roasted Seaweed Snacks. Recipe courtesy of Annie Chun.