| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Though going grain-free is a popular diet trend, grains--especially in their whole form--provide a significant portion of important nutrients in the diet.
You've likely noticed the proliferation of books, websites and specialty foods aimed at helping...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:00 AM
If you read a recent Forbes article on Hampton Creek Foods, makers of the purely plant-based egg mayonnaise sold at Whole Foods, you may have noticed a single sentence referencing former Vice President Al Gore. According to Forbes, Gore is "circling"...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
No animal products? No problem.
R&B mega-star Beyonce Knowles appeared to stick to her much-publicized vegan diet while in Chicago for her concert at the United Center, visiting vegan-friendly Karyn’s Cooked in River North Friday and Saturday....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:18 PM
First came the history-defining eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The volcano buried two cities — Pompeii and Herculanean — and their citizens under lava and ash. Although Vesuvius has exploded since, this particular eruption left...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:27 AM
To the non-meat eater, "comforting" and "familiar" aren't often used in the same sentence with "diner food." Most vegetarians I know aren't satisfied with most diners' singular menu option of mushy cherry tomatoes on a bed of wilted iceberg lettuce...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I try to incorporate questions about eating habits into my well child visits. Even though most pediatricians are busy, a few minutes spent discussing healthy eating can go a long way. I've started asking some new questions which I think are helpful to...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether--and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources.
In the 1980s and '90s, it was all...
| Oct 9, 2013
Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun.
"I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that being deficient in vitamin B-12 is common. Should I take a supplement? I'm 78 and in good health.
ANSWER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is more common with increasing age, and affects 5 to 15 percent of adults. Some of...