Sneaking Veggies the Smart Way

Sneaking Veggies the Smart Way

According to a research study published in April 2011 in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, adding pureed vegetables to dishes such as casserole or macaroni and cheese results in reduced caloric intake and increased nutritive value of meals. And while this can be a great weight management technique for grown ups, when playing a “sneaky chief” with kids ‘meals, it is best to play fair.

Super easy lentil kale soup

Super easy lentil kale soup

Lentil soup appears on our family's dinner table at least once a week. It is hard to imagine that I did not know lentils existed until about 10 years ago. Once a staple food and one of the main export crops, lentils became a forgotten ingredient in Russian cuisine. If...
Massaged kale recipe with variations

Massaged kale recipe with variations

I wrote this post for Stone Soup, the blog of Food and Nutrition Magazine. This recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare kale so I could not resist republishing it on my website. I discovered kale a few years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite vegetables...
Intuitive eating 101

Intuitive eating 101

With holidays in full swing, your mailbox may be overloaded with tips and  tricks on how to prevent weight gain happening almost inevitably over the festive season. Many of these recommendations focus on self-control and avoidance of high calorie foods. But if you,...
White bean and sausage soup

White bean and sausage soup

This soup is so delicious and so easy to put together that once you gave it a go you will be wondering why you have not tried making it before. It is one of our winter standbys for busy weeknights. I always include beans or lentils at least 2 to 3 times in our weekly...