Cooking Q & A

Reducing salt has clear health benefit
March 17, 2010
Is it really that important to watch our salt intake?
Chicken-rice bowl a hit at WIC nutrition program
March 10, 2010
My daughter told me that she sampled a rice bowl at the “Simply Cooking” WIC nutrition program that you presented last month. Could I have a copy of the recipe?
Study raises safety concerns about ‘ready to eat’ greens
March 3, 2010
Consumer Reports magazine recently sampled 208 packages from 16 brands of leafy greens and found disturbing results.
Is this food safe to eat?
February 24, 2010
I read a letter to the editor in the Lawrence Journal-World a couple of weeks ago that shared a concern about donations to food pantries that have expired dates on them. Are canned and packaged foods safe to eat after their expiration date?
Even light physical activity has big health benefits
February 17, 2010
After reading your column last week, I decided that it was time for me to get more active. I’ve read all kinds of suggestions on how much I should exercise. What’s the current recommendations?
Set action plan for good health
February 10, 2010
In your column last week, you shared Life’s Simple 7, designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health.
Life’s simple seven
February 3, 2010
Since February is American Heart Month, this is a perfect time to focus on your heart and learn about the seven simple steps that you can take to start living your best life.
Potatoes a healthy, versatile mealtime companion
January 27, 2010
What causes the greening of potatoes? Is it really toxic?
Desserts feature winter fruits
January 20, 2010
What are pummelos?
Excess sugar consumption linked to health problems
January 6, 2010
How much sugar can I have in a day?
Start 2010 on the right foot with some healthy new habits
December 30, 2009
Do you have any “words of wisdom” to kick 2010 off right?
Black-eyed pea longtime mythical good-luck charm
December 23, 2009
You always hear that each black-eyed pea eaten on New Year’s Day represents one day of good luck during the coming year. How did that idea ever get started?
Heat homemade eggnog to kill harmful bacteria
December 16, 2009
Is it safe to make homemade eggnog?
Study shows holiday weight gain sticks around
December 9, 2009
Research indicates that Americans are gaining an average of .4 to 1.8 pounds each year during their adult lives. Some of those pounds may be added during the holiday season…
Consumers concerned about BPA in food packaging
November 25, 2009
I just read the article in the December issue of Consumer Reports about BPA in canned foods. Should I be concerned?