Bigger sewers or better journalism?

A recent study in Beijing announced that air pollution was related to increasing obesity rates in rats. Although this is alarming, the real question is, “Does this mean humans are gaining weight from air pollution?”.

This study doesn’t answer that question and for now the answer remains what it has been. Obesity is a multifactorial and complex disease, we know that living in today’s obesogenic environment paired with genetics, lifestyle and dietary habits are all possible contributing factors for obesity in humans.

WTF is a nutrition buzzword

The latest on nutrition found here. Buzzwords are used on food labels to convince consumers that the food may be healthier than it really is. Read more for my thoughts

Should moderation have a place on your plate?

I found myself getting annoyed by this article as I was reading it. While I agree that “moderation” is not the best term to use when referring to eating habits, I don’t agree with the way that this article characterized it. According to the article, “moderation” should be done away with because there are some…

Cheese addictions and the (lack) of science behind them

The science behind a fear mongering news clip stating that cheese is as addictive as crack. Truth is that it probably isn’t and the media is just over reporting this hypothesis. So a new study on food came out, surprised?

This time we’re led to believe that cheese is as addictive as crack!

Do you know anyone who has critically cheesed themselves? I don’t and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I feel like if this was happening on the reg, I’d probably hear about it by now.

So what you aren’t reading in the papers is the following:

Apparently study was conducted by asking 500 people some questions from the YFAS (Yale Food Addiction Score ) the ambiguous questions on the YFAS can be found here. The study concluded that they have preliminary evidence (from a questionnaire) that not all foods are equally implicated in addictive like eating behaviours and that these foods were thought to be highly processed. Paleo, Chrono, Dieting, Science, Nerding, 310 diet.

The Eight Best Ways to use Turkey Dinner Leftovers

My top seven meal ideas for using your holiday dinner leftovers. From brussels sprouts au gratin to BBQ chili nachos I’ve got tasty, fast creative ideas for your leftover turkey.

The turkey, cranberry and brie melts are sure to please the foodies in every family.

My leftover brussels sprouts au gratin is made in a glass casserole dish or pie plate with a bottom base of chopped sprouts followed by a light dusting of grated parmesan cheese. Next we layer chopped turkey, mashed potatoes, onions and cheese onto the sprouts. We top the dish with green onions and ham for a colorful finish that provides a wonderful flavor palate and texture.

Recipe: Bobotie

Bobotie is a South African curry style dish that is inspired by Cape Malay and Cape Dutch backgrounds. The curry used in the simple dish is a yellow malay curry and you can add more spices like Jeera and Panchpuran if you own them.

Bobotie is typically served with a yellow rice and perhaps a salad on the side. I like to serve it with sweet potatoes, beets and peas!

Please enjoy my Bobotie recipe, my husband from Cape Town just loves it!