2018’s Top Three Diets

Last week, US News and World Report listed their picks for the best diets for 2018.  The #1 spot was a tie between the DASH Diet and the Mediterranean Diet.  3rd place went to the Flexatarian Diet.   All  top three diets listed by US News and World Report are lifestyle diets.  The top three diets challenge people to plan ahead their meals, cook more at home, and increase their intake of fruits and veggies.  Let’s take a closer look at each of the top three diets. DASH Diet The DASH diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.   It is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that is designed to help treat and prevent high blood pressure.   It encourages people to reduce their sodium intake by eating more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and other foods that are rich in … Continue reading

Cooking Classes with the Town of Cary

I am very pleased to announce that I will be hosting three cooking classes this summer for the Town of Cary!  I will teach students how to make healthy and satisfying dishes with various fruits and veggies to help protect their skin from the sun and provide them with bountiful energy for the long days of summer.  Classes will be interactive and provide plenty of opportunity for hands on experience in cooking these fabulous recipes. Below are the classes that I am offering: Mediterranean Tex-Mex:  June 30, 2016 Tex-Mex can have a bold taste with the addition of farro to a classic Black Bean Salad. Get ready to broil mango as a twist to your typical summer dessert.  Learn how to prepare fruits, veggies and meats with spices to boost your energy during the long days of summer. Black Bean … Continue reading