May-June 2014

The New Lean for Life

June 30, 2014 Sonya Angelone

The New Lean for Life weight-loss program claims to retrain brain, body and gut to "think and act lean." Built around the principles of a ketogenic plan that is very low in carbohydrates, the diet

July-August 2014

A Knife With Chops

June 30, 2014 Sara Haas

With its long, curved blade and double handles, the mezzaluna may look threatening, but it is actually a remarkably friendly kitchen tool. Built for efficient chopping and mincing, it makes tiresome tasks a breeze, saves

July-August 2014

Kefir: From Russia with Love

June 30, 2014 Monica Reinagel

Fermented foods are having a big moment, prompted in part by a flood of new research on the human microbiome — the ecological community of microorganisms living in the human body — and the benefits

July-August 2014

In the Matter of Milk

June 30, 2014 Kerry Neville

From rumors of hormones in milk causing early puberty in girls to lurking residues of antibiotic and cancer-causing agents, milk's wholesome reputation has been rattled in recent years — giving rise to the organic milk

July-August 2014

9 Better Butter Skills

June 30, 2014 Roberta Larson Duyff

To Store Keep unopened butter in its original wrapper in the coldest part of the refrigerator or in the freezer. After opening, store well-covered to protect it from absorbing odors and minimize exposure to oxygen.

July-August 2014

White Season in the Country of Blue Sky

June 30, 2014 Erin Sund

Bordered by Russia to the north and China to the east, south and west, Mongolia — known as the country of blue sky — is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world.

Stone Soup

How to Make a Mason Jar Salad

June 30, 2014 Sharon Palmer

Mason jars are perfect for canning and preserving, but these handy glass jars can go far beyond this functional task. These days, Mason jars have been repurposed for household décor, drinking glasses and, yes, portable

July-August 2014

CDC, Can I Eat This? (Version 1.1)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free. Apple, Android RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App CDC’s Can I Eat This? app puts food safety in a foreign land at the palm of your hands.

July-August 2014

HealthWatch 360 (Version 1.2)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free: Apple (Android coming soon) RDN Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App HealthWatch 360 is a tracker that claims to connect the dots between your health, nutrition and lifestyle.

July-August 2014

Learnist (Version 1.0.5)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free. Apple, Android. RDN Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Boldly claiming to put "the world's knowledge at your fingertips," Learnist is a crowd-sourced collection of original user generated

July-August 2014

Locate Special Diet (Version 1.0)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free. Apple RDN Score 2 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Locate Special Diet helps you find gluten-free, organic, local, paleo, vegan and vegetarian-friendly food and drink options near you. Pros

July-August 2014

Look & Cook (Version 2.0)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free: Apple, Android and Kindle Fire RDN Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App With creative and enticing recipes, Look & Cook is an interactive digital cookbook that leads you

July-August 2014

Snapguide (Version 1.7.10)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free: Apple RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Snapguide is an easy, mobile way to create, share and view quick guidebooks on everything from how to chop an

July-August 2014

Stop, Breathe, Think (Version 1.1)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free: Apple RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Stop, Breathe, Think is described as a friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations

July-August 2014

Strava (Version 4.0.2)

June 30, 2014 Marisa Moore

Platform and Price Free: Apple and Android RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Strava is a GPS run and ride tracker. Track your routes and stats, earn badges for achievements, compare