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Feast in the Fields

The Rise of Pop-Up Organic Dining

by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist

Feast in the Fields

The flip side of enjoying farm to table is taking the table to the farm. So-called “pop-up feasts” are booming at farms throughout the country during...

Eating Vegan on the Road

Clever Ways to Eat Healthy Anywhere

by Judith Fertig

Eating Vegan on the Road

Traveling can be tricky for those trying to eat a plant-based diet, especially on long stretches of highway. More than 33 percent of Americans, or 100 million-plus people, are...

Backyard Pizza Party

Grill Scrumptious Pizzas and Flatbreads

by Claire O’Neil

Backyard Pizza PartyJulie Vader/Shutterstock.com

Summer is high season for grilling when just about anything sizzled over high heat tastes great. Grill masters Karen Adler and Judith Fertig recently put this theory to the test when they fired up their grills—gas and charcoal—to cook...

Milk Minus the Moo

Evaluating Alternatives to Dairy

by Judith Fertig

Milk Minus the Moo

When dietary concerns, food sensitivities or curiosity prompt us to try alternative milks, it helps to know the basic facts about the leading types, to choose the best ones for...

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Eggs-pert Advice

How to Buy Good Eggs from Happy Hens

by JUDITH FERTIG

Eggs-pert AdviceCHRISDORNEY/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Janice Cole, the author of Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes, knows how delicious a really fresh egg tastes. She keeps three chickens she calls “the girls” in the backyard of her suburban Minneapolis home. “Jasmine, a white Silkie, lays small, beige-colored eggs; Keiko a black and white Ameraucana and Silver Wyandotte cross, green eggs; and Peanut, a brown, feathery Cochin mix, brown eggs,” relates...

Thumbs-Up on Fats

Good Fat Doesn’t Make Us Fat

by Judith Fertig

Thumbs-Up on Fats

In an era of too much information, the role of fats in our diet has been a victim of not enough information. Today’s turnaround in nutritional thinking acknowledges natural fats as being vital to...

Fearless Eating

How to Move Past Food Sensitivities

by by Kathleen Barnes

Fearless Eating

Complaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days. These symptoms may be part of...

Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Easy-Grow Microgreens Are Big on Nutrition

by BARBARA PLEASANT

Indoor Kitchen GardeningAKEPONG SRICHAICHANA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Fast, fun to grow and packed with flavor and nutrition, tender young microgreens can go from seed to table in as little as a week. Close cousins to edible sprouts, microgreens are grown in potting soil or seed-starting mixes instead of...

The Dark Side of Gluten-Free Living

Most People Benefit from Gluten

by JUDITH FERTIG

The Dark Side of Gluten-Free LivingAFRICA STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Sales of gluten-free products reached $973 million in 2014 and are projected to grow to $2.34 billion in 2019, according to...

Healthy Holiday Libations

Restorative Drinks Revive Good Cheer

by JUDITH FERTIG

Healthy Holiday LibationsNADIANB/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

During jam-packed special occasions like holidays, our drinks should multitask, too. We need festive tipples to refresh us without overdoing it, restore equilibrium if we overeat or drink or revive us when we’re feeling low from a seasonal cold or...

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