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Earth Day: NGI’s Recipes and Tools to Make a Difference

For more than 40 years Natural Gourmet Institute has been working towards protecting the environment by repurposing or donating unused foods, choosing foods from quality sources, reducing the use of paper goods, and composting produce on a regular basis. We’ve shared many delicious, root-to-tip recipes and information about our dedication to sustainability. Now, we’re rounding […]

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Leading a Revolution: NYC Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams

The health and wellness space is continuously changing, and for once, it seems like we are heading in the right direction. People are concerned about health and healthcare. They are worried about the environment, workers’ rights, and animal cruelty. Individuals are wanting to take charge of their wellbeing. They are beginning to understand that food […]

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Faces of NGI: Q&A with Chef Instructor Jay Weinstein

The NGI community is made up of faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. In this series, we’re featuring a staff member or chef instructor to give you a taste of who we are and how we each contribute to creating a quality, health-supportive culinary education. Jay Weinstein has been a Chef Instructor at Natural […]

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Would You Like Some Salad with That Salt?

When restaurants started posting the nutritional labels for their foods, I think many of us were shocked. Dishes that we assumed would be low in fat and calories (because this is how we evaluated a food’s dastardliness back in the day) were not. How could a salad meet or exceed our recommended daily calorie and […]

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Pantry Top Five Recipe Edition: Miso

After continuously being asked what the best health-supportive pantry staples are, I shared the top five Macrobiotic ingredients that I swear by. I decided to take a deeper dive into each of these ingredients and share simple ways to use them in recipes. We’ve covered gomasio, so next on the list is miso. In Macrobiotic […]

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Baby Steps for Better Health: Eating More Fruits & Vegetables

Welcome to our series, “Baby Steps for Better Health,” where we share small food, nutrition, and sustainability tips that go a long way. This month we are sharing a few tips on easy ways that we can sneak more fruits and vegetables into our diets. With all the noise coming at us about what constitutes […]

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