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Post image for Gluten-free pasta-making class — photos & review

Now that gluten-free goodies are a booming multi-billion dollar industry, it’s no longer hard to find decent, wheat-free boxes of pasta at the supermarket. Even more exciting — it’s also possible to easily buy ingredients to make fresh, gluten-free pasta from scratch. Delizioso! My daughter Gabi and I recently had a great time exploring this […]

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Post image for 4 reasons to avoid sugar

If you’re not interested in dealing with the issue of sugar addiction, the new August issue of of National Geographic might change your mind. The cover story on the evils of sugar uses gorgeous photos, historical facts and trending data to show why we’re in big trouble. Refined sugar is amazingly delicious but offers absolutely […]

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Post image for Simple dietary solutions for skin allergies

For whatever reason, I’ve suddenly been running into people who want to know how both my daughter and I cleared up our skin problems by simply watching what we eat. This is actually a good time to revisit the issue because back-to-school week has many parents worrying about packing healthy kids’ snacks and lunches — […]

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Post image for Healthy? “Organic” & “milk” products are phoney-baloney

Since we care about our food, I MUST share two articles that left me feeling very emotional. One is about the ugly reality of so-called “organic” labels and the other tackles the problems with our cow milk-based culture. Both pieces appeared in The New York Times, the paper of record — so this is not […]

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Post image for New places to eat in Manhattan, with photos. Yum.

My new reporting job has me in the ‘burbs of  Westchester County 24-7. I miss Manhattan! So I’m making a point to get down there and explore the city through its food. Taking a bite of the Big Apple has been an education in just how much dining in New York has evolved. Here are […]

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For the longest time, I’ve wanted to try Blue Hill. But I’d never been — even though it’s located barely 20 minutes from my house. This super-exclusive restaurant has been beyond my reach for many reasons. For starters, it’s a pain to make reservations a month in advance. For another, the meals are pricey. I […]

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