21 Reasons to Love Strawberries


May is the beginning of a warm and wonderful season here in the Northeastern part of the United States and it’s also National Strawberry Month; so to start of this vibrant month we want to highlight this bright, colorful, and healthful seasonal fruit. Strawberries are often highlighted for their rich source of nutrition, antioxidants, and their versatility in cooking, making smoothies, and juicing. Here are 21 reasons we love them.

Top Ten Nutrition Tips for Everyday Health

Top Ten Nutrition Tips for Everyday Health

Here are my top ten favorite tips for healthy eating all year long, with lots of amazing links to more helpful information from Reboot Your Life. This is by no means a complete list of guidelines but a few key things to get you started or keep you moving forward on the path toward healthy eating as a lifestyle.

Seasonal: Farm to Table Carrots

Farm Fresh Carrots

I might be the type of person who tends to use superlatives or excess exclamation points but trust me when I tell you, the ‘BEST’ salad in NYC happens to be the Roasted Carrot and Avocado salad from ABC Kitchen.  (They also have juices on the menu!)  The roasted spiced carrots mix so well with […]

Fruits & Veggies: Frozen vs. Fresh

Frozen Peas

Which is better, fresh or frozen fruits and veggies?  At first it’s easy to see why fresh food makes the most sense but what if you want a specific ingredient that’s out of season or hard to find where you live?  While eating locally and in season is ideal from a nutritional and cost standpoint, […]

Genetically Modified Foods – part 2; Australian Update

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Genetically modified (GM) foods have always been a subject of controversy, and there is confusion about whether we are already eating them in Australia. Currently in Australia there are 3 types of GM crops that have been approved by the Gene Technology Regulator to be grown commercially in Australia. GM cotton has been grown commercially […]

Genetically Modified Foods – Part 1; US Marketplace is ripe with GM foods.


Genetically modified foods (GM) is one of the most hot button, controversial subjects in the world of food and nutrition today. Like religion or politics, it’s a touchy subject and many people have strong opinions about the detriment or merit of this practice. Let’s take a brief glance at the key points and what you […]

On Buying Local

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There’s been a lot of press lately about the environmental impact of purchasing locally grown foods. Logically, buying locally grown fruits and vegetables would seem more environmentally conscious than purchasing a basket of strawberries from halfway across the world. According to journalist Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio, and a handful of economists including Tyler Cowan, […]

Why Go Local?


Earth Day is a perfect time to connect back to our roots and think about shifting to a more locally plant-based diet.  Eating locally is good for the planet and is quickly becoming the new mantra for health connoisseurs.  Whether you already consider yourself a “locavore” or are simply curious about the growing movement, this […]