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Mr. Cook-It in Member Spotlight of PA Academy of Nutrition Newsletter!

December 14, 2015, 4:41 pm PRESS

"Zach’s passion for food can be traced back to his first kitchen memory of helping his mother make mashed potatoes when he was two. From baiting trout lines for catching live crabs in Bowley's Quarters, Maryland to becoming a chef, Zach states he’s ventured into nearly every position within the foodservice industry, 'And I've got all the burn marks and scars to prove it!'"...
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Surviving the Holidays without Sacrificing Nutrition

November 24, 2015, 7:17 pm ARTICLES

It’s that time again... holiday season. The question on everyone’s minds is: how do you maintain your nutritional health during this time of overindulgent eating, parties, and family gatherings with an abundance of delicious food? Here are a few tips on surviving this wonderful time of the year without feeling like a stuffed turkey afterwards: Turkey doesn’t make you tired. Most people think that it’s the turkey that causes the inevitable drowsiness after a holiday meal....

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Exploring a Career in Dietetics

November 12, 2014, 5:00 am MEDIA

"Exploring a Career in Dietetics" featuring Mr. Cook-It (at 1:07) featured at the Member Spotlight Session of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo 2015!

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Pecan Sticky Buns

October 9, 2015, 12:31 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 20 minutes.
Cooking Time: No more than 45 minutes
Serving size: 1 bun; Makes 12 servings.
3 Slices on the Slice plan. Ingredients
For the filling:
Puff Pastry Dough
12 TB unsalted butter, melted and cooled,
2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed,
3 tsp ground cinnamon,
1 cup raisins.

For topping:
1 3/4 cups chopped pecans (about 8 ounces),
1/2 cup (1 stick) uns...

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The Myth of High-Protein Diets

March 23, 2015, 4:28 pm ARTICLES

MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels. The predictable headlines followed: "Back to Eggs and Bacon?" But, alas, bacon and egg yolks are not health foods. Read More

Italian Slow-Cooked Ribs + Fennel Slaw

March 20, 2015, 4:19 pm RECIPES

Adapted From Johnny C’s NY Deli
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Serving Size: ¼ rack + ½ cup slaw; Serves about 4
0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients
3 TB white balsamic vinegar
1 TB light brown sugar
2 tsp crushed red pepper
10 to 12 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup rosemary, chopped
1 TB oregano, chopped (or ½ TB dried)
3 to 4 TB grated re...

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