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12/18/18

Understanding Halal Foods

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Our mission is to create exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Fostering community means many things, including understanding and teaching about different eating patterns. In this three-part series, we explore halal and kosher dietary laws. While many people associate the two because they are both used by religious groups and forbid consuming pork, there are key differences that we'll explain. Here we explore halal. What does halal mean? An Arabic word meaning “permissible,”...

12/04/18

From Our Kitchen: Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes

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Your pancakes don't have to be boring. Pair these sweet potato pancakes with a cup of fruit and a two-egg broccoli and cheese omelet for a healthy, hearty start to your morning! Serves 6 Ingredients 3 medium sweet potatoes 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoon unsalted butter 4 tablespoons milk 2 eggs, separated 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Preparation: Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Step 2: Place sweet potatoes...

11/27/18

Comparing Halal and Kosher Foods

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Our mission is to create exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Fostering community means many things, including understanding and teaching about different eating patterns. In this three-part series, we explore halal and kosher dietary laws. While many people associate the two because they are both used by religious groups and forbid consuming pork, there are key differences that are explained in this post. In future posts, we’ll take a closer look at halal and...

11/20/18

Managing a Food Allergy While Traveling

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Roughly 50 million people in the U.S. travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, and more than 15 million people in the U.S. have with food allergies. That means this holiday season, there are a lot of Epi-Pens® going through security. And though there’s comfort in these numbers, people with food allergies and their family members are never fully relaxed or off duty when traveling. They’re well aware of the fact that most fatal food allergic reactions are triggered by...

11/13/18

International Cuisine: South Korea

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South Korea is a mountainous peninsula with coastal plains; cold, dry winters; and hot, humid summers. The country’s extreme weather and abundant saltwater led its people to preserve food and prevent spoilage by pickling with sea salt. The Diet & Popular Dishes Grains and veggies feature prominently in the traditional Korean diet. White and sticky rice, rice noodles, buckwheat noodles and dumplings, and barley are popular grains. Most of Koreans’ protein traditionally comes from soy. Soy is eaten in many...

11/06/18

From Our Kitchen: Savory Oatmeal with Bacon, Cheddar, and Tomatoes

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Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast—this flavorful bowl topped with crumbled bacon, fresh tomatoes, and cool chives is a warm and satisfying way to nourish any time of day. Serves: 6 Ingredients: 3 ounces cherry tomatoes 4 ½ tablespoons fresh chives 7 ¼ ounces raw bacon 1 cup chicken broth ½ cup whole milk ¼ cup water ¾ cup rolled oats ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese ½ teaspoon ground black pepper Preparation: Step 1: Halve the cherry tomatoes and chop the...

10/30/18

From Our Dietitians: Is Soy Safe?

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As an increase in environmental, ethical, and health concerns has led to a boom in plant-based eating, soy has taken an increased role in the food industry and in North American diets. In fact, more than 25% of Americans eat soy foods or beverages once a week or more often. With greater prominence comes greater scrutiny. Although it’s FDA-approved, soy has been accused of jump-starting puberty and causing breast cancer. So what’s the deal—is soy safe? Where Is Soy? Edamame...

10/09/18

From Our Dietitians: SAGE’s Food-First Philosophy

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There’s a billion-dollar industry selling energy bars and drinks, protein powders, pills, and supplements. That’s why you’ll find hundreds of options and many opinions for or against them. Generally speaking, we’re against them. Although their use is widespread, supplements can be dangerous for both an athlete’s health and athletic career. Companies don’t have to prove that supplements are safe or effective before they’re made publicly available. Studies have shown that 15-25% of supplements contain an unlabeled substance banned by the...

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