Just Food For Thought

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Caring for chickens in her Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood, has reconnected City Chickens trainer Lydia Schmidt with childhood memories of time spent on her great grandparents’ farm.

“I have childhood memories of visiting them, being away from the city, getting to drink raw milk and cream, and planting crops. Those are really the best memories of my childhood for me.

“After living in the city for a while, I really missed that connection,” she says.

Lydia first got...

Monday, June 1, 2015

This recipe for Arugula Salad comes from The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson. Each of Katz’s recipes is derived to harness the latest research in brain science. Not only are they delicious, but ingredients are carefully selected to improve memory, sharpen the central nervous system, improve mood and more.

• 12 cherries, pitted and halved
• 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This wonderful spring recipe for Roasted Asparagus with Green Garlic and Radishes comes from Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons, a unique vegetable-centric cookbook for omnivores by James Beard nominated chef Steven Satterfield. Root to Leaf celebrates...

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