In the Kitchen with Ina - Part 2

“Ways to improve health and happiness by eating home-cooked real foods” continues with suggestions that are pertinent on the path of eating and cooking healthier real foods, perhaps you will remember a few forgotten gems and/or find a useful new suggestion from this next list.
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The Disconnect

Organically grown, local, whole, affordable, planetary stewardship, food justice, sustainably farmed, humanely raised and slaughtered, slow cooked and seasonally eaten, nutritionism, vegan, healthy lifestyle; these are just some of the words that come to mind around the elite conversation of How, What, When and Where we eat these days. There is so much to talk about, and these words do not exist in isolation of one another.
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The power of ONE

Dump the chemical laden, sugared, salted, fat filled, fake colored, processed and fast food junk as much as possible, and gradually move toward whole, unprocessed, seasonal, organically grown or raised as often as doable. Spend your organic dollars on animal products, if you eat them.
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MyPlate vs. MySupermarket

Last Thursday (June 2), in her ongoing efforts to campaign against obesity in America, Michelle Obama unveiled a new, simpler visual image of what most American consumers need to be reminded of: what a healthful diet looks like on their plate. In a good effort to find the much needed “make it easy for the public seeking to understand their magic bullet solution,” the MyPlate IS a laudable upgrade, though insufficient.
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It's Spring! What Season is YOUR Food?

Do you know what seasons your foods are from?

It is 70 and balmy here today in the Garden State. I am itchy to get outside, take a walk, and make something really healthy for dinner. Weather like this inspires me to begin spring cleaning… and this year it’s beginning… with me!
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New USDA Dietary Guidelines Just Out - Michael Pollan Did It First

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee spent almost 2 years researching and writing a 453-page document, Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, which was provided to the USDA and to the public as well as food industry for comment. Michael Pollan said it first.
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Trying to Slim an Obese Nation

We are getting heavier. On average, U.S. adults weigh 24 pounds more than they did in 1960. And in that same time, obesity among children and teens has tripled, from nearly 5% to 15%. The strategies needed to put the nation on a weight-loss plan are obvious. So how do we put those strategies into action?
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Global Soy Foods Market to Reach $42.3 Billion by 2015

In a new market report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA), the global market for soy foods is forecast to reach US$42.3 billion by 2015. Good news for soybean growers and processors; is it good news for consumers? Consumers need to be aware of a solvent called hexane used to extract the oil from soybeans.
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