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How to Get Your Kids to Eat a Healthy Lunch

By Tawnya Manion | September 19, 2013

When it comes to children eating school lunches, parents worry, that’s why Marcus makes it a priority to educate kids on what kind of foods are out there, how to cook them, and even more importantly, how fun they are to eat. When youngsters munch in the school cafeteria, this may be the first time Read More

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Healthy Eating Starts at Home

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 9, 2013

I got my start as a chef cooking alongside my grandmother, which is why I will always have Helga’s Meatballs on my menu at Red Rooster. Grandma Helga taught me how to roast a perfect chicken, make the fluffiest dumpling, and how to cook by building flavors. She also showed her love for me by Read More

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Healthy Junk Food: Could the Cause be the Cure?

By Ashley Beck | July 31, 2013

David H. Freedman, writer for The Atlantic, seems to believe it is the most plausible answer. When I first laid eyes on his article,  “How Junk Food Can End Obesity” , I was intrigued if not completely skeptical and even a bit scared (Especially since I was right in the middle of reading Michael Pollan’s In Defense Read More

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Baking & DessertSweet

Healthy Banana Waffles Recipe

By Jennifer von Ebers | June 20, 2013

I had bananas that were going bad and I had to do something with them or throw them out.  I haven’t made waffles in a while, so that was what I decided to make.  I’ve made many versions over the years, and when I stared into my pantry, I didn’t want to use regular all Read More

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Baking & DessertSweet

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

By Jennifer von Ebers | June 11, 2013

I love bakery muffins, but when you buy them at the bakery they are filled with tons of sugar and butter and TONS of calories. I used to get them all the time on my way to work. The muffin I would get would be GIANT and would leave a grease stain on my napkin! Read More

Harlem Healthy Soul Festival

Harlem Healthy Soul Fest at Apollo Theater

By Mac Malikowski | May 22, 2013

On Saturday June 1st, The Apollo Theater in Harlem will host The Harlem Healthy Soul Festival, a free, day-long block party on 126th St. In addition to live music, food and performances, the event will offer health screenings, cooking demonstrations and exercise advice for families in the community.

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Health & Wellness

Eat Healthy On A Budget

By Tawnya Manion | April 18, 2013

If you have been employing cost as an excuse to eat high fat prepared or processed foods, you can kiss that excuse goodbye. With proper planning, purchasing and a little creativity, you too can eat healthy on a budget. There’s no need to forgo flavor, nutrients or quality when shopping on a shoestring. It’s easy to Read More

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Health & Wellness

Can A Healthy Diet Prevent Cancer?

By Tawnya Manion | April 16, 2013

The National Cancer Institute believes that up to one-third of cancers are the result of a poor diet, and are preventable. More likely than not, malignancy has affected you, a friend or a family member’s life. While the big C can leave us feeling defenseless, there are measures you can take to prevent the malady. Read More

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Healthy Deviled Eggs Recipe

By Carla F. Williams | April 2, 2013

Think of this recipe as a healthful springboard. If you’re in the mood, stir in chopped Canadian bacon or low-sodium tuna for added flavor. Drape a small sliver of smoked salmon over the top and sprinkle with dill for a great addition to a brunch table. If you’re lucky enough to have it, smoked trout Read More

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Health & Wellness

Eat Your Way To A Healthy Heart

By Tawnya Manion | February 21, 2013

  Making qualtiy decisions on how to prepare edibles can be the difference between a strong ticker or developing a number of cardio vascular diseases, including high cholesterol or stroke. As you age the heart becomes more sisceptible to shifting levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol and as a result plaques builds Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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