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A2 milk explained

A2 milk explained

Zebu cattle are not animals I’ve thought much about, ever. But I came across an interesting article about them recently. I learned that zebu are small relatives of oxen, native to Southwest Asia. They’ve been raised for meat and milk for thousands of years. The 

Nuts for the holidays

Nuts for the holidays

When you think of holiday foods, what comes to mind? And… nuts? Nuts for baking, for snacking, for gifts. With the glut of sweets this time of year (see list), nuts can be a welcome relief. Nuts are the seed of various trees and bushes, 

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

In my opinion, the main reason to cook a full blown roast turkey dinner is the leftovers. On many occasions, after I spent Thanksgiving at someone else’s home, I cook my own turkey the next day, for the leftovers. Also for the fabulous aroma of 

Perfectionist eating not for me

Perfectionist eating not for me

Or: Yes I eat burgers At a recent luncheon meeting, the menu choices were: Guess which one I had. The burger. The woman next to me, who also had a burger, remarked that she was surprised that I — a dietitian — was eating a 

Too much cheese: not a terrible problem

Too much cheese: not a terrible problem

There’s a whole lot of cheese in my house at the moment. On one grocery trip, I bought 4 different varieties: Jack, Cheddar, Mozzarella and Colby. I had plans for all of them. Meanwhile a household member visited a cheese maker’s shop in a certain 

Hot dog season

Hot dog season

When I was a kid, hot dogs were frequently on the summer dinner menu, cooked on the charcoal grill, charred to perfection. Now I may eat a hot dog once or twice a year, always grilled to the charred perfection I remember from childhood. Wait,