Quinoa-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Ingredients: 2 delicata squash, cut in half length-wise, seeds removed 1 teaspoon maple syrup 3 cups water 1 ½ cups quinoa 5 oz. baby arugula (I’ve also used spinach) 1/3 cup dried figs, chopped 1/3 cup dried currants (optional) 1/3 cup dates, pitted and chopped ½ cup pumpkin seeds, roasted ½ teaspoon salt Fresh ground […]

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The Academy Opens It’s New Series at Elawa Farm

What better venue for The Academy than at the beautiful Elawa Farm, built in the last century with it’s wonderful organic garden. A press release went out last week announcing this exciting new development. Consider joining for a class, or two or the series. I will be posting the entire schedule very soon.  Read on […]

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Do Vegetarians (and Vegans) Get Enough Protein?

One of the first questions that usually comes up when discussing plant based nutrition is “Where do you get your protein?” If I had a dollar for every time that question was raised…well, you know the rest of the statement. Michael Greger, MD does a great job presenting the facts in this short 4 minute […]

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Are You Sometimes Confused on the Types of Nutritionists Available? This Clears it Up

Types of nutritionists Consumers should know there’s a big difference between the training of a “certified nutrition specialist” and a “certified nutrition consultant.” Here’s a look at the meaning behind the credentials. The following types of practitioners can be licensed in Illinois as dietitian nutritionists: Registered dietitian: RDs have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree […]

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Are You Sometimes Confused on the Types of Nutritionists Available? This Clears it Up

 Types of nutritionists Consumers should know there’s a big difference between the training of a “certified nutrition specialist” and a “certified nutrition consultant.” Here’s a look at the meaning behind the credentials. The following types of practitioners can be licensed in Illinois as dietitian nutritionists: Registered dietitian: RDs have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree […]

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