The Best Of All Canned Sardine Recipes

The Best Of All Canned Sardine Recipes

Why eat canned or packaged sardines and what do you do with them anyway? Read on to find out how and discover how you can make canned sardine recipes in easy, delicious, crowd-pleasing ways.

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Changing Up Canned Tuna Recipes

Changing Up Canned Tuna Recipes

A can of tuna is a great staple in our pantry and on our plates. In this article I share five unique ways to add some flavor and flair to canned tuna recipes.

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The DNA Diet and You

The DNA Diet and You

Is there such a thing as a DNA Diet and is it for you?  In this blog article, I explain how your genes provide the information to create a diet that is unique to YOUR DNA and your health. 

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Easy Home Made Spice Blends

Easy Home Made Spice Blends

In this blog article, I share my tips for getting the best from your spices and then some easy home made spice blends you can try at home.

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CULINARY GENOMICS: Connecting Food to Your Genes

CULINARY GENOMICS: Connecting Food to Your Genes

Use the power of food to turn your genes on and off. What to eat, and how to prepare it, with the science of culinary genomics.

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7 tasty ways to get cooking with chickpeas

7 tasty ways to get cooking with chickpeas

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a super cool, readily available, portable, snackable, affordable and tasty nutrition “bomb”. They pack a complete protein punch, literally providing all essential and non-essential (because we can make them), amino acids which are the building blocks for protein. Here are 7 creative ways to cook with chickpeas in your kitchen.

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Why the Mediterranean Comes Out Best. Lessons About Food And Life

Why the Mediterranean Comes Out Best. Lessons About Food And Life

Why is the Mediterranean the best "diet" and why do most reports about the Mediterranean miss the most vital reason for its renown health?

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Eight Ways To Cook With Turmeric

Eight  Ways To Cook With Turmeric

What makes turmeric so healthy and how you can include it in your diet in unique, tasty and simple ways.

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What is Nutrigenomics?

What is Nutrigenomics?

Simply put, nutrigenomics informs us which foods are the best information choice for our genes and to how to prepare them to support your health. In this blog article, I’ll talk about how to use this new exciting area of science to create the best path for your health.

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How to know what to eat

How to know what to eat

How do you know what to eat? In this article, I am going to answer the questions: Why do we eat? Do we know what to eat? How do we know what to eat?

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How To Stretch Your Food Budget And Buy The Best Produce For Your Health

How To Stretch Your Food Budget And Buy The Best Produce For Your Health

Let’s face it, most of us only have so much money we can spend on groceries. so it makes sense to spend your money where you get the most value for your dollars. Now some of you may think that value translates to buying in bulk or on sale to stretch the food budget. True. But there is another way to think about value for your food dollars which translates to getting the best return on your ingestion (R.O.I.). This approach is less about dollars and cents, and more about how much health value you get from the food you buy. And bar far, the biggest return on your food dollar investment is found in the produce department. So let’s head over there so I can show you which fruit and veggies to spend your money on, and more importantly, why.

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Keto, Detox: Are They Right For Your Genes?

Keto, Detox: Are They Right For Your Genes?

It is no secret that nutrigenomics is redefining how we shop for and prepare food that nourishes us. I have written extensively on the topic, but in this post, the first of two about my passion for nutrigenomics, I want to share more about WHY I believe so deeply in this new area of science and how it impacts health. Let’s cover some basics and then I’ll jump into how we use nutrigenomics to fine tune whether the hot diet topics of ketogenic and detox diets are right for your genes.

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My Go To Curry Blend

My Go To Curry Blend

My go to curry blend that adds aroma and flavor to your dishes and whose spices will dance with your genes

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Herbs and Spices That Help Your Genes Dance To The Body’s Music

Herbs and Spices That Help Your Genes Dance To The Body’s Music

Most of us do not have unlimited amounts of money to spend on food. We like to stretch our food dollar, spotting good deals when we can and saving money at the checkout. Another way to look at food budgeting is to ask yourself this question:  how can I get the best return on my food dollar investment? In other words, rather than looking at total food dollars spent, change the value question. Ask yourself, which ingredients can I buy that deliver the most amount of nourishment and value to my body per penny spent? This indeed may reshape your food purchasing ideas and make your genes dance at the same time.

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The best cooking methods to power a food-gene connection

The best cooking methods to power a food-gene connection

I’ve been asked many times if it better to eat vegetables raw or cooked? The answer to that question is a combination of both. Although some raw advocates may swear to eat only raw food to retain the most nutrient value, certain food’s bioactive availability is enhanced when cooked.

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Wilted Cabbage with Seasonal Herbs

Wilted Cabbage with Seasonal Herbs

I am always looking for quick and unique ways to translate crucifers to the plate, and I always have a cabbage in my refrigerator too. It's my trusty friend, a go to ingredient and its inexpensive too. 

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Food that turns the cycles of your body

Food that turns the cycles of your body

In my last blog, I talked about the human body as a system of pathways that link together like gears. As one gear connects with the teeth of another gear, information is passed between them and is shuttled around the body. The equivalent of gears in our body is biochemical pathways. These pathways process nutrient information from food into molecules that get the work of the body done. To visualize how these biochemical pathways work, just open the hood of your car while the engine is running and watch those belts spin. Yes, biochemical pathways work that fast, shuttling information every second of every day.

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Does the food you eat create a traffic jam in your body?

Does the food you eat create a traffic jam in your body?

About ten years ago, one of my colleagues made a joke about the left-hand index finger being the most frequently used implement for eating food. He was referring to pulling up to a drive through, lowering the car window, placing an order and then consuming that food while driving. Mindless eating. Then there’s the competitive eating “industry.” Indeed, there is Major League Eating organization that promotes competitive eating.

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Fermented Foods: yes they talk to your genes!

Fermented Foods: yes they talk to your genes!

Nothing makes me happier than to see a resurgence of fermented foods take their rightful place on our plates. Fermented foods have been part of the human plate around the world for centuries. Not only are fermented foods a traditional and sustainable way of preserving food and extending the harvest, it turns out they are some of the best foods for our health. More importantly, they are a source of nutritional compounds that also communicate with our genes. Let’s find out how. 

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Simple Raita

Simple Raita

Similar to tzatziki, raita uses a yogurt and cucumber base, however, adds a different flavor nuance through the use of spices and herbs. I have seen many different variations including ginger, cumin, coriander,  cayenne, hot chili peppers (fresh), cilantro, mint. Raita serves as a simple dish or condiment.

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