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Inspired By: Food as Sunset

By Ashley Beck | June 24, 2013

food as sunset

It’s epic sunset season and what better way to celebrate it than with foods that most resembles is stellar colors! Check out the succession of a sunset below as portrayed with food, and if you see a dish that excites you, click on the caption to get the recipe. Read More

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Back to Basics: Baby Bok Choy

By Kendall Kish | May 14, 2013

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Baby Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy

Name: Brassica chinensis, bok choy in Cantonese means “white vegetable”, also known as Chinese Cabbage.

Origins: Chinese cabbage was studied for its medicinal qualities during the Ming Dynasty. The vegetable then spread to northern China before being introduced to Korea where it became a staple vegetable for making kimchi. Now commonly available in North America, Bok Choy is a staple ingredient in Asian cuisine.

Peak Season: Late winter to early summer. Read More

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Back to Basics: Artichokes

By Kendall Kish | March 18, 2013

Photo: Kendall Kish

Photo: Kendall Kish

Name: Artichoke; Cynara cardunculus. The word artichoke is derived from the Italian words articiocco and articoclos.

Origins: Believed to be one of the oldest vegetables in the world, the artichoke was first referenced as being cultivated in regions of Southern Europe around the Mediterranean in 300 B.C.

Nutritional Value:  Artichokes are high in vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and folate. They also have significant levels of silymann, an antioxidant that targets the liver, gallbladder, and digestive tract.

Peak Season: March – May Read More

Health & Wellness

Add More Vegetables To Your Diet

By Tawnya Manion | March 14, 2013

Photo: Suzies Farm

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s Journal of Research most adults in the United States need to increase their vegetable intake to reach the recommended amount of five servings a day. The biggest problem with adding more plants to the diet is that most people prefer the starches and meats on their plates to the colorful vegetables.  However, consuming a plant-based diet works in our favor for a number of reasons. Read More

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Back to Basics: Broccoli

By Kendall Kish | February 4, 2013

Photo by Kendall Kish

Photo by Kendall Kish

Name: Broccoli; comes from the Latin word brachium which means “branch or “arm”.

Origins: Belongs in the cabbage family, and is native to the Mediterranean. It was first introduced to America by Italian immigrants over 200 years ago.

Peak Season: October through April.

Nutritional Value: Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse known for its cancer-fighting properties, cholesterol lowering benefits, and vitamin-rich elements. High in vitamin C, A, K, fiber, iron, potassium and calcium, broccoli has a nutritional content that is healthy in so many ways. Read More

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By Marcus Samuelsson

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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. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

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