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3 Foods for a Healthy Heart

Last week we celebrated our hearts on Valentine’s Day; this week we’re discussing how to keep our hearts healthy. February is American Heart Month and chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke. According to the American Heart Association, about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of […]

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Thinking About Convenience

I’m going to be perfectly honest: my first thought when I’ve had a busy day in the office and I’m hungry isn’t to grab a fresh salad or some simple grilled proteins with steamed vegetables. Instead, I’m considering whether I grab a slice or a burger. If I’m feeling a bit guilty about my eating […]

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Baby Steps for Better Health: Root to Frond

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 root to frond cooking and how we can help prevent food waste by using every part of our produce. Without realizing it, many […]

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Faces of NGI: Q&A with Head Teaching Assistant, Mila Jeanty

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. Mila Jeanty is a Head Teaching Assistant at Natural […]

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Pantry Top Five Recipe Edition: Gomasio

What do I stock my pantry with when trying to live a healthy lifestyle? This is a common question that we often ask ourselves. Recently, I shared five pantry staples that are rooted in Japanese tradition and the study of Macrobiotics: gomasio, miso, rice vinegar, umeboshi plum paste, and kuzu. So, you’ve bought these items, […]

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Baby Steps for Better Health: Start with Breakfast

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 tips on how we can add a delicious and nutritional breakfast to our daily routine. “How you start your day is how you live your day. How […]

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