Many Faces of Fat

2021-05-25T15:26:10-04:00

The Many Faces of Fat Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Fat has been a macronutrient surrounded by controversy. Some say minimize it at all costs, some say a high fat diet – aka a ketogenic diet – is the best solution for weight loss, diabetes, and other maladies. How do we sort through the scientific studies to find a balanced approach on this topic that will promote health to our bodies and bring glory to God? This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club [...]

Many Faces of Fat2021-05-25T15:26:10-04:00

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread

2021-05-25T15:26:51-04:00

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM I learned this recipe from my good friend Eve Naidoo, which she found online. Her version was modified from the original recipe and my version was modified from her version to achieve a final product lower in saturated fat. This spread is very versatile. It can be used on toast, to make vegan chesadilla, to make potatoes au gratin, in lasagnas, in hay stacks, and if you thin it out with some water it can also be used as a salad dressing. Print Recipe Prep Time [...]

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread2021-05-25T15:26:51-04:00

Truth About Proteins

2021-05-25T15:27:20-04:00

The Truth About Proteins Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Protein is a nutrient that receives a lot of attention and the food industry loves to highlight it in their products, but do we really need to eat a lot of it for good health?  We’ll discuss the scientific evidence on how much protein we should be getting at different stages of life, what are the healthiest sources of protein, and how to ensure protein adequacy when eating a plant-based diet. This article is part of the [...]

Truth About Proteins2021-05-25T15:27:20-04:00

Kushari

2021-05-25T15:27:45-04:00

Kushari By Fay Kazzi, PhD, MS, RD Reprinted with permission from The Earthy Canvas Cookbook, www.TheEarthyCanvas.com Originating in Egypt in the 1800's, kushari is a blend of Middle Eastern, Italian, and Indian flavors.  Some believe it originated with neighborhood families bringing together their "leftovers."  It is considered the national dish of Egypt. Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 30 minutes 1 hour 1:30 4-5 Get some tips from Dr. Kazzi as she makes this amazing recipe! Lentils Ingredients Macaroni [...]

Kushari2021-05-25T15:27:45-04:00

Making Peace with Carbohydrates

2021-05-25T15:28:13-04:00

Making Peace with Carbohydrates Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. Carbohydrates (aka carbs) are largely misunderstood and in the past decades have become the target of numerous fad diets. But are their claims valid? Are all carbs created equal? We will discuss the biblical and scientific evidence to debunk many of the myths related to carbohydrates and highlight the wonderful health [...]

Making Peace with Carbohydrates2021-05-25T15:28:13-04:00

Vibrant Mexican Quinoa

2021-05-25T15:28:41-04:00

Vibrant Mexican Quinoa By Maggie Collins Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 15 min 20 - 30 min 35 - 45 min Ingredients Instructions Add the quinoa to a medium skillet and toast it at medium heat while completing the second step. Add ¼ cup of the vegetable broth to a medium pan, along with the garlic, onion, and jalapeno, and cook until the broth has evaporated. If it starts to stick, add a bit more broth as [...]

Vibrant Mexican Quinoa2021-05-25T15:28:41-04:00

Cauliflower Soup

2021-05-25T15:29:11-04:00

Cauliflower Soup By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Adapted from chefani.com Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 10 30 40 4 Ingredients Instructions Saute onion and leeks in water until translucent. Add crushed red pepper and garlic.  Sauté for a few more minutes Add vegetable stock, water, salt and potatoes.  Bring to boil. Add chopped cauliflower.  Simmer until tender (about 15 minutes). Blend cashews and water.  Add to soup and season to taste. [...]

Cauliflower Soup2021-05-25T15:29:11-04:00

Finding True Joy in Eating

2021-05-25T15:30:08-04:00

Finding True Joy in Eating Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 Defining Joy According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary joy is a state of happiness(1), a feeling the Bible makes very clear God desires all humanity to experience, not only in this [...]

Finding True Joy in Eating2021-05-25T15:30:08-04:00

Water

2021-05-25T15:31:36-04:00

Water The Underestimated Nutrient Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com A few facts about water probably pop into our mind — we need 8 cups of water a day, about 70-80% of our body is made of water, and most of the earth’s surface is covered with water.  We don’t usually think about water as an “essential nutrient.”  But it is just that.  It is essential that we drink water daily since it is required in amounts that exceed the body’s ability to produce it.  All [...]

Water2021-05-25T15:31:36-04:00

Stress and Immunity

2021-05-25T15:32:04-04:00

Do We Have a Choice on How It Affects Us? Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD If there is one thing that is hard to avoid, it is stress and worry.  You hear people talking about it all the time.  Some get stressed when driving, shopping, watching the news, etc.  There is a lot to be worried about in this world recently.  Others are stressed at school or at work.  Family dynamics and other relationships can also be a significant source of stress, and on the other hand, [...]

Stress and Immunity2021-05-25T15:32:04-04:00
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