November-December 2016

How to Host a Twitter Chat

December 14, 2016 Kristin Houts

Looking to expand your reach on Twitter? Twitter chats are a great way to bring awareness to a cause, build your network and interact with others in your community. Read on for tips on how to host



November-December 2016

Is Spirulina a Miracle Cure-all?

December 8, 2016 Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN

Arguably the “superfood” of the moment, spirulina is associated with a number of health claims, from curing allergies and candida to detoxifying the body and aiding in weight loss. Does this blue-green algae deliver, or



November-December 2016

Artichokes: A Rich History and Mild Flavor

December 8, 2016 Diane Welland

Artichoke lovers can thank Zeus for the creation of this unusual vegetable. Ancient Greeks believed that as punishment for deceiving him, Zeus transformed his beautiful lover Cynara into this prickly plant. In Italy and the



November-December 2016

Butternut Squash and Apple Crumble

November 1, 2016 McKenzie Hall

This dessert showcases the versatility of butternut squash — roasted and gooey in the company of sweet apples — with a whole-grain, high-fiber, low-sugar topping. Butternut Squash and Apple Crumble Developed by McKenzie Hall Ingredients



November-December 2016

Morocco Medallions

November 1, 2016 Cindy Gay, RD, LD

Slices of kasha-filled chicken breasts make a stylish entrée that can be prepared in advance and baked just before dinner. Moroccan Medallions Developed by Cindy Gay Ingredients [2 grams]      ½ teaspoon cumin seeds [1 gram]



November-December 2016

Kabocha Wedge Salad

November 1, 2016 Karman Meyer, RD, LDN

Hearty kabocha squash gets dressed up as a filling “wedge salad” with sweet and savory flavors of dried figs, wilted spinach and creamy goat cheese. Kabocha Wedge Salad Developed by Karman Meyer Ingredients [1,690 grams]  1 large kabocha



November-December 2016

Smoky Acorn Squash and Lentil Bisque

November 1, 2016 Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, CSO

This simple vegetarian bisque features savory ingredients paired with subtle flavors to create an unexpected, vibrant taste. Grating nutmeg on top adds an exciting finish. Smoky Acorn Squash and Lentil Bisque Developed by Ginger Hultin Ingredients