January-February 2014

Reading the Tea Leaves

February 27, 2014 Kristine Duncan, MS, RD, CDE

Product Reviewed Takeya Flash Chill Tea Maker: 2-Quart Tea is pretty much the perfect drink: It’s delicious, virtually calorie-free and a cinch to make. As if that isn’t compelling enough, it also appears to have

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Stone Soup

Grapefruit Three Ways

February 26, 2014 Olena Gudz Danko, MS, RD, LD

In the sweltering summer heat, I often crave lemonade or a citrus sorbet to refresh my taste buds. However, citrus fruits, including grapefruit, are actually in season during winter and for a Midwesterner like me,

Student Scoop

The Magic of Macadamias

February 25, 2014 Meaghan Mikulas

Macadamias, native to Australia, are characterized for their crunchy bite and buttery texture. The nut was introduced to the big island of Hawaii in the 1880s, where it soon began to be cultivated in earnest.

March-April 2014

222 Million Tons 1.1

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price iPad only, free with in-app purchases starting at $2.99 RD Score 2 out of 5 Synopsis of the App 222 Million Tons is a meal planning tool that delivers weekly menus and

March-April 2014

Dash Diet Free 1.2

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Android and Apple, free RD Score 2 out of 5 Synopsis of the App The Dash Diet Free app provides recipes designed to prevent and lower blood pressure through food. Pros Simple

March-April 2014

FoodieTV 1.5.2

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Apple, free RD Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Every week, FoodieTV showcases five handpicked videos that explore the world through the lens of food. Each video highlights the

March-April 2014

Jelly 1.01

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Android and Apple, free RD Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Jelly is the newest way to crowdsource questions on any topic using pictures. The app comes with three

March-April 2014

Nutrition Quiz 1.1.1

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Apple, free RD Score 3 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Nutrition Quiz aims to expose the truth behind health myths and facts of all kinds. In quiz mode, this app tests

March-April 2014

The Whole Pantry App 1.1.2

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Android and Apple, $2.99 RD Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App The Whole Pantry (TWP) app describes itself as the go-to place for health, wellness and lifestyle information. The

March-April 2014

Yumprint 1.1

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Apple, free RD Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Yumprint catalogs recipes from food blogs around the internet for display in this neat app. The app offers a way

March-April 2014

Breathe2Relax Version 1.3

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Android and Apple, free RD Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Created by the National Center for Telegraph and Technology, the Breathe2Relax app is a portable skill rehearsal tool

March-April 2014

Stovetop Smokers

February 24, 2014 Sara Haas

No longer just a food preservation method, smoking adds variety and versatility to your recipe repertoire. Fun and simple to use, stovetop smokers can turn everyday foods into delicious dishes. The process of smoking food

March-April 2014

Edible Seaweed

February 24, 2014 Tanya Zuckerbrot

If you frequent Japanese restaurants, you may know seaweed as the wrapping around sushi rolls or as the silky green strips floating in your miso soup. Or maybe in grocery stores you’ve noticed packages of

March-April 2014

Savor: Clams

February 24, 2014 Betsy Hornick

Clams in the Kitchen Found along the East and West Coasts of the U.S., both hard- and soft-shell clams are mildly salty and have a soft, chewy texture. Hard-shell clams vary in size, with tenderness

March-April 2014

Freshwater Fare

February 24, 2014 Laura Sugarwala

For much of the country, local seafood isn’t from the sea at all — it’s from regional lakes, rivers and streams. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend fitting 8 ounces of high-EPA and -DHA

March-April 2014

Leafy Greens: Nutrition Rock Stars

February 24, 2014 Marisa Moore

When it comes to nutrition, leafy greens are rock stars — they top the charts in vitamins A, C and K, potassium and fiber with only 5 to 40 calories per cup. Cruciferous vegetables such

March-April 2014

Culinary Tips for Greens

February 24, 2014 Jodie Shield

Peppery arugula stands up to strong flavors but does not overwhelm more delicate vegetables, eggs and pasta. Arugula pairs well with robust Mediterranean flavors. Cabbage adds body and crunch to salads and slaws. Caraway, dill,