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Ingredient Spotlight: Butternut Squash
When people think “Fall,” they think of trees, leaves, squashes, and gourds. Butternut squash is but one example, along with the pumpkin, of a food in the squash family. Its versatility and flavor profile allow it to be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Known scientifically as Cucurbita moschata, butternut squash was first developed on American soil by Charles Leggett of Stow, Massachusetts in the mid 1940’s. He crossed a gooseneck squash with other varieties of the crop and...
Mr. Cook-It @ FNCE 2017!
Zach Breeding (Mr. Cook-It) will be speaking with a fellow colleague on Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition at this year's Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Boston this October!
For many people, the activities of daily life get in the way of eating nutritiously. Perhaps you woke up before the sun came up and went to the gym before heading to work. Or, you took the kids to school and then worked late, coming home exhausted and hungry. On top of that, you were so busy you completely forgot that you had to go food shopping! You open your fridge and see your leftover lunch from that new place down the street, the kids’ dinner from the weekend, and takeout from the night<...
The Nutritional Link to ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a particularly important issue effecting children and adults. Evidence suggests that there is an association between ADHD and obesity. In 2014, approximately 5% of children and adolescents presented with an ADHD diagnosis (1). Similarly, obesity is a universal public health issue; in 2012, about 31.8% of children were overweight or obesity (2). One article found that children with ADHD are more likely than other children ...
Tuna Tartar + Salt-Cured Egg Yolk
Preparation Time: 1 hour Serving Size: 2 oz tuna + 1 egg + 1 cracker; Serves about 8 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients Salt Cured Egg Yolk 8 egg yolks, divided kosher salt - you will need at least 3 lbs
Tuna Tartar 1 lb Ahi tuna steak, fresh and cubed into ¼ inch pieces 2 TB lemon-infused olive oil 1 TB shallot, minced 2 TB chives, minced Parmesan Cracker 3 oz parmesan cheese Directions To cure the yolk...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) effects 5-10% of the women of reproductive age and is the leading cause of infertility. Women with undiagnosed PCOS typically seek out medical treatment due to concerns about missing menstrual cycles or an inability to become pregnant. Primarily related to lack of ovulation, PCOS is a syndrome with a host of clinical symptoms including irregular menstrual cycles, ovaries with many cysts, excess abdominal fat, insulin resistance (leading to type 2 diabetes),