Gobble Healthy Mardi Gras Goodies

By Catharine L. Kaufman – a.k.a. Your Kitchen Shrink People don’t give up their favorite foods easily.  That’s why even the most observant Christians look forward with certain trepidation to the 40 weekdays between Ash … Read More

Omelette brunch for 4

Here is a hearty but not gut-busting brunch for 4: In the blender, assemble 6 whole eggs—or for less cholesterol, make it one-and-a half cups of egg whites—or compromise with 2 eggs and one cup … Read More

Warm Aphrodisiac Arugula Salad

1 package (7 ounces) of arugula 3 ounces of pignolia (pine nuts) or slivered almonds 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar 1 small red onion, minced 1 Roma … Read More

Super-Dark Chocolate Love Brownies

5 oz. of dark chocolate (75% or more cocoa) 1 stick of sweet cream butter (1/2 cup) 2/3 cup of unbleached flour ½ teaspoon of baking powder ¼ teaspoon of salt ¾ cup of organic … Read More

Candidate Cuisine

By Catharine L. Kaufman — a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink As election fever is heating up, and the California primary just around the corner, I thought I’d do a culinary survey of our main Democratic and … Read More

Kicking Off The Super Bowl With Healthy Eats

By Catharine Kaufman, a/k your Kitchen Shrink This Sunday, in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, the New York Giants kick off Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots. The rest of America will celebrate these gladiators … Read More

Couscous — For the Heart and Palate

The French tended to blend into the lives of their colonies, adapting customs, dress and especially foods. Moroccan couscous became a great favorite, and was quickly added to the more exotic branch of French cuisine. … Read More

Recharge With Breakfast

Want to look forward to your day? Wake up to a breakfast that delights your five senses with mouthwatering flavors, textures, scents, colors and the quiet hum of a grateful body. Guaranteed to make you … Read More

Italian Dip Ambrosia

Every year, no matter what other travel plans Brooklyn-born Gina has, she feels compelled to stop first in Bologna, Italy, and visit her Uncle Dino’s restaurant. “Must be some kind of genetic homing instinct that’s … Read More

What You Can Do To Protect Yourself…

by Dina Eliash Robinson …While Waiting For Congress To Act As Public Outcry Pushes It To Strengthen Product Safety (Recalled foods list below can help) Proving that commonsense is the least common among human senses, … Read More