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Birthday Goodies Without Flour and White Sugar?

Friday, August 19, 2011

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People, I'm 48 today. Conventional wisdom says I need to celebrate with cake.

This year, I'm doing conventional wisdom one better by eating a cake -- or, in this case, cupcakes -- that are better for me than ones made with white flour and refined sugars.

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I Say Tomato, You Say Arthritis

Friday, August 19, 2011

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Tomato season is here. Last weekend, my local farmers' market at Fort Greene Park had a beautiful display of jewel-like heirloom tomatoes. 

But many people avoid them.  Tomatoes are part of a potentially troublesome group of veggies known as "nightshades."

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The Raw and The Cooked

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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No, I'm not going to be talking about myth, and Claude Levi-Strauss' epic study on mythmaking, The Raw and the Cooked: Mythologiques, Volume 1.  No way. I'm interested in whether eating raw nuts is significantly better for me than eating roasted ones. Or is THIS a myth?

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Donuts with Less Guilt: Gluten-Free, Agave-Sweetened and Good

Friday, August 12, 2011

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My first sweet treat in three months fits my new eating habits and my taste buds.

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It's All About the Tea Cozy

Thursday, August 04, 2011

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Remember when I couldn't stand the thought of dropping my coffee habit in favor of more healthy, less caffeinated, tea? Me neither. But I've drunk the (Earl Grey, bergamot-flavored) Kool-Aid.

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The Mental Detox: Art at the Met

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

If there's one thing I've learned since completing my 21-day detox program a week ago, it's that one's mind can become as bloated and overweight and sluggish as one's body.  And so I took my mind (and the body it's attached to) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: 'Chocolate-Free' Doesn't Have to Mean 'Pleasure-Free'

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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I've kicked the sugar habit for the past 24 days now, as part of a detox that was supposed to last just 21 days. I'm feeling light on my feet and healthy, I've lost seven pounds, my skin and eyes are super clear ... so, why stop? One possible reason: chocolate.

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Cravings Switcheroo

Friday, July 08, 2011

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I am on Day 20 of my 21-Day detox under the Clean Program.  I'm almost done, but I feel like I'm just starting. I realize I haven't allowed myself to learn about why I eat when I eat.

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Lovely: Matcha Tea Latte

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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As promised, a photo of the pretty -- and tasty -- matcha and almond milk latte at Bosie Tea Parlor. Nice to look at. Even better to drink.

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A Break from the Ubiquitousness of the Coffee Shop: The Tea Salon

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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Since giving up decaf coffee 16 days ago, I've found it tough to enjoy coffee shops. The delicious smell of the roasted coffee is a distraction. And it's hard not to feel deprived when looking at a menu board full of coffee options (cappuccino, espresso, americano, red eye, latte), but little to say about tea except "black" and "herbal."

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: What's to Love About Durian?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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I ate the Southeast Asian tropical fruit the durian today. It was my first and last taste.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Celebrating the Humble Herring

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I didn't know herring had a season, until I was invited to attend Russ & Daughters' New Catch Holland Herring Festival.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Lessons from a Tea Lover

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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In the afternoons, around 5 P.M., I'm really Jonesing for a cappuccino. Even a decaf one, made with foamy, hot soy milk, in keeping with my detox efforts for 12 more days. But I can't. I must resort to tea.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Practicing the Art of Artichoking

Friday, June 24, 2011

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New York Times writer Melissa Clark's cheerful video on preparing artichokes gave me the courage to try them myself. But I have a long way to go before I can subdue the prickly veggies with as much aplomb as she.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Monster Juicer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I got my new juicer yesterday. It's HUGE. I must have gotten the juicer used by the U.S. Olympics Team.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Looking for Something Sweet? Try Kale

Friday, June 17, 2011

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I found a new BFF (best food friend): kale.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Weeds for Breakfast

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Now that I'm giving my body a break from sugar, wheat and dairy, as part of my quest to find a new Zen attitude toward eating, I've had to redefine my breakfasts. Leaving me with ... purslane.

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Beer Lovers Drink Homemade Brews in Brooklyn Living Rooms

Friday, May 20, 2011

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In recent years, home beer tours have become more popular in New York City, as has the number of beer enthusiasts who have pushed their dining room tables aside to make space for yeast-fermenting carboys in their tiny living rooms.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Meatballs

Friday, February 04, 2011

There are two sides to my eating style: There's the unconscious mode, where I can nibble through half a box of raisins while reading a recipe, and not even know it, and there's my hyper-aware mode, usually employed at very pricey or highly respected restaurants where I want to savor every mouthful and tease out every nuance of flavor.

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One Fish, Two Fish, Small Fish, Bluefish

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fourth-generation fish purveyor Louis Rozzo explains why more chefs are using small oily fish like sardines and mackerel. Also, try Marea chef Jared Gadbaw's recipe for Warm Mackerel Tartletta with Salsa Cruda and Aged Balsamic.

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