26. September 2018
Cooking at Home By Tina Hayashi RD As the temperature outside starts to cool down and the routine of a new school year commences, this is the perfect time to think about cooking more meals at home. If you currently do not spend much time in the kitchen, this could be as simple as starting with one or two meals a week! After a long day of school or work, I'll usually come home and start cooking dinner. It’s often something very simple: cutting and roasting some vegetables, boiling water for...
01. August 2018
Summer is a great time to learn how to cook with an abundance of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables! Local farmers’ markets and backyard gardens are bursting with gorgeous fruits and vegetables: sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, jewel-like berries, and many more.
27. July 2018
Vitamin D has many functions in the body. It helps us to absorb calcium from our diets and maintains the health and strength of our bones. It can affect our immune health and our muscle health. Newer research has even suggested that vitamin D may help to prevent some chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
08. June 2018
Turmeric. We see it bottled in health elixirs lining grocery store shelves and its benefits extolled on blogs around the web. But what exactly is this increasingly omnipresent orange-colored ingredient and, perhaps just as pressingly, how do you pronounce it? (It’s TER-muh-rihk, by the way.) Turmeric is a perennial plant that comes from the ginger family. It has long been used as a spice when cooking Asian dishes. Growing up, I watched my mom always adding a pinch of turmeric in almost all of...
17. April 2018
it may be hard to tell sometimes, spring is here in the Pacific Northwest! Look around and you’ll see buds on the trees, tulips starting to bloom, and hear the sounds of birds in the morning air. Along with the change of seasons into spring comes many options for local, in-season produce. And, here in the Seattle area, opportunities abound for purchasing such goods (or growing your own!).
28. March 2018
Building the Perfect Power Bowl
07. February 2018
This month we want to provide information on how to nourish yourself to keep your heart healthy AND happy.
23. January 2018
Ah, January—the month when many of us make resolutions, plans, and promises to make healthier food choices, work out more often, or otherwise implement lifestyle changes that could lead to better health. But three weeks into January, the challenge now is as much sticking to a plan as it is making one.

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