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September 8, 2020

If there is a silver lining to the quarantine time we’ve all experienced in the last six months, it may be this: Americans are preparing and enjoying family meals – those prepared and eaten at home, in the company of loved ones – more than ever.

In fact, an incredible 9...

I see almost everyone's hand is raised, including mine. Excellent. For those who are intimidated by breadmaking, yeast, and the whole proofing process, this recipe is for you. I stumbled upon it at the beginning of the COVID lockdown, and I haven't stopped making it. S...

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that stress has been a significant part of locking down. I have even recognized the different phases of my stress/mood during this pandemic. As everyone was first locking down, I felt stressed that I would be unable to manage the isola...

August 1, 2020

If dinner time is drama time at your house, you’re not alone.

Christine and I have both lived through the years of having toddlers at the table - the tears, the NOs!, the picked over plates, the refusals to sit down, the dropped food and turned over bowls … the list of...

July 11, 2020

Is there such a thing as a "perfect" food or recipe? Probably not, but for something that comes close, look to rice and beans! This delicious comfort dish, a cultural staple of Latino and Caribbean cooking, is probably one of the healthiest things, overall, that you ca...

As one would expect, we hear a lot about weight - many trying to lose it, a few trying to gain it. And one way we look at weight in the medical field (and otherwise) is BMI. For those who may not be familiar, BMI stands for body mass index. This index considers your he...

It's hard to believe 2020 is half over, especially since most of us haven't lived "normally" for months on end. These are extraordinary times for sure. Obviously, COVID-19 has disrupted everyone's lives in such profound, and oftentimes unexpected ways. But, then we wit...

May 31, 2020

In a recent conversation with some RD colleagues, we discussed a trend that we’ve noticed in talking to friends, family members and some new patients: a real concern that fears over Covid-19 and anxiety during the recent stay-at-home period has led to unwanted weight g...

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