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Out-of-Towner Review Bias

When visiting a new place, does it seem like every restaurant you try is better than at home? Many people choose food options based on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. According to NPR, a study from University of Arizona and the University of Minnesota however found that a place rates depends on whether they’re a […]

Meatless Monday – It’s Working

Created jointly in 2003 by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and an ad exec, Meatless Monday was invented to encourage gradual dietary change (and help the environment). Monday was chosen because people are more likely to make lifestyle changes like quiting smoking or begin exercising at the beginning of the week. While Americans still […]

Post-NFL Eating Habits – Pass Me the Salad

If you’ve had a stressful day it’s a natural instinct to eat something rich and unhealthy. Foods like candy immediately provide pleasure. According to a study from the INSEAD business school in France, the same holds true for when your favorite sports team loses a game. Tracking NFL fans, they found that “Overall calorie consumption […]

Non-Breakfast Eaters Beware

It turns out that the old adage “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is still as valid as ever. A new study claims that those who skip breakfast have a 27% higher chance of dying of a heart attack or coronary heart disease than those who didn’t. The study which appeared in […]

Horse Gram Dal Recipe (Kollu Paruppu, Vegan/Gluten Free)

Inspired the other day by NPR’s the Cupboard, I posted about a dormant food from the pantry: Horse Gram. Bearing an odd name and not seeing it on a menu anywhere it hung out graciously for a year or so. After a little searching I found a couple of recipes and a long list of […]

The Power of the Kale Lobby

In the last few years kale has been everywhere. Every TV Doctor, every magazine, every online publisher are beating us over the head about how nutritious this leafy green is. One quick sampling from WebMD shows just how good it is: One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of […]

Late Night Junk Food? It’s Not Just the U.S

Experts on TV told us not to eat late at night because we tend to eat junk foods. Here in the U.S, we didn’t listen. If it makes you feel better though, apparently no one else listened either. Check out this story via NPR’s the Salt via Massive Health (who put out apps to help […]