Sauteed Bosc Pears

This simple, tasty pear recipe was created and demonstrated by “Top Chef” Chef Jamie Lauren and renowned cookbook author Mollie Katzen at the Food for Your Whole Life Health Symposium this week. If you can’t find Bosc pears at your local grocery store, red or green Anjou pears also work well. Enjoy this sweet treat! Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 6 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, and quartered Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 ½ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt 1/2 cup chopped, toasted California walnuts Directions To prepare pears, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in spices and cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add pears and cook for 15 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in lemon juice. Serve with nonfat vanilla Continue reading

Food for Your Whole Life

This past weekend, I attended the Food for Your Whole Life Health Symposium in New York City with the likes of Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Roizen, and cookbook author Mollie Katzen. The overarching theme focused on finding the right diet and lifestyle tools to help anyone achieve wellness throughout life. Overwhelmingly, the research described a path of eating a plant-based diet and regularly engaging in physical activity to slow the aging process. At this time of year, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July allow us to pay tribute to the American spirit and memorialize the price many Americans paid to protect this country. In his presentation “America’s Wellness Tipping Point,” Dr. Oz made a point that struck a chord with me. He said, “Do you want to be patriotic? Lose some belly fat.” What he means is this: Continue reading