Tasty Asian Pear & Cucumber Salad Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Tasty Asian Pear & Cucumber Salad Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] This salad uses jicama from Mexico and pears from Asia along with a little mint and jalapeno for that extra zing. The avocado puree along with (more…)…

    Vegetable Shepherd's Pie Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Frozen chopped broccoli, cauliflower and spinach may be substituted for fresh. Thaw and drain well. Do not pre-cook. This dish may be prepared ahead and (more…)…

    Flavorful Ginger Dressing Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Flavorful Ginger Dressing Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Drizzle this gingery dressing over any greens to make a salad that is great as a side, or an entree.…

    Healthy Fries for Your Little Fries Recipe
    August 10, 2010
    Healthy Fries for Your Little Fries Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] So you’re having family over tonight. And in an effort to not totally freak them out by the healthy fare that you’ll be serving, (more…)…

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
    August 10, 2010
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

    Dr. G. Recipes[star-rating][yields] Got some little people that loathe brussels sprouts?  Just roast them on the grill. This recipe (though calling it a recipe is a bit of a stretch since (more&hel…

    Grilled Broccoli Recipe
    August 10, 2010
    Grilled Broccoli Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Roasted broccoli is a great way to get kids to eat the green stuff. But who wants to be stuck inside (more…)…

    Tasty Kale Chips Recipe
    August 10, 2010
    Tasty Kale Chips Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] This recipe is a miraculously easy way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Sure, we love our Texas style chips and salsa, but when it comes to veggies, (more…)…

    Restoring the Health of Our Children One Bite at a Time
    December 21, 2009
    The AllergyKids Foundation: Restoring the Health of Our Children, One Bite at a Time!

    The landscape of children's health has changed. No longer are our children guaranteed a healthy childhood - not in the face of the current rates of autism, food allergies, diabetes, childhood cancers …

    Disease-Driven Earnings: A Mother's Cost Benefit Analysis of Raising "Generation Rx"
    September 14, 2009
    Disease-Driven Earnings: A Mother’s Cost Benefit Analysis of Raising “Generation Rx”

    Today's headlines are enough to make any mother wary. As we battle our toddlers in the grocery store, we hardly have the energy left to decipher the headlines: Organics aren't healthier, death panels …

    Calling All Detectives!
    April 3, 2009
    Calling All Detectives!

    In the meantime, I may listen to a few earnings' calls as evidence continues to mount regarding health risks like infertility that these bio-engineered foods present. I may also clean out my cabinets …

    Playing God in the Garden?
    April 2, 2009
    Playing God in the Garden?

    As I struggled to reconcile what I was learning about these corporations, their profit-driven strategies, our government and the global food crisis, I was fascinated by an article by Michael Pollan, "…

    Viruses and gene guns?
    April 1, 2009
    Viruses and gene guns?

    For those savvy eaters in our nation of 300 million eaters, you might be stunned to learn that according to the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States is the world's largest corpor…

    Failure at the FDA?
    March 31, 2009
    Failure at the FDA?

    For those of you who read yesterday’s article, you know what a mess our food supply has become. In the last eight years, the Food and Drug Administration, charged with safeguarding the health of our…

    We are a nation of 300 million eaters
    March 30, 2009
    We are a Nation of 300 Million Eaters

    And anyone that eats can attest to the utter confusion that our food supply has become. As headlines swirl about beef recalls large enough to feed every American two hamburgers, baby formula laced wit…

    We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
    January 1, 2009
    We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For

    Whoah.  What just happened?  Does the end of this year at all resemble what we thought we knew twelve months ago? (more…)…

    Picky Eaters, No Time and a Limited Food Budget?! Me, too!
    November 28, 2008
    Picky Eaters, No Time and a Limited Food Budget?! Me, too!

    Fluorescent orange mac n cheese noodles: Replace the bright orange brand with the white cheddar brand (it really does help reduce your child's unnecessary exposure to synthetic chemicals). (more&helli…

    The Price Tag of Sick Kids
    November 27, 2008
    The Price Tag of Sick Kids

    As the population gets sicker, including our kids, the laundry list of chronic conditions grows - diabetes, asthma, allergies and ADHD. On top of that, the cost of health care continues to climb. (mor…

    Canaries in the Coalmine
    November 26, 2008
    Canaries in the Coalmine

    In 1996, the United States adopted widespread use of genetically modified crops due to growing public concern over the health risks associated with the industrial spraying of insecticidal and pesitici…

    When Courage and Conscience Collide
    November 25, 2008
    When Courage and Conscience Collide

    I was raised on capitalism and the Wall Street Journal. And I trusted that the political values that my family had instilled in me would serve me well. I believed in the system. And then one of my chi…

    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom?
    November 24, 2008
    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom?

    Since when did it get so hard to be a mom? Ten years ago, we didn't worry about sending a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into school with our children; we didn't medicate our eight year olds to get …