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Kate G.

I'm a registered dietitian and culinary nutritionist specializing in whole foods. I have something that no other food blogger does: I'm a food and nutrition mythbuster! Check out Monday posts to discover secrets and tricks of the trade - is it food or fiction?! Browse around for local, seasonal... Full Bio
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Why you should care about minimum wage if you care about food by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Minimum wage is a hot topic these days, now that Seattle has increased it to $15 per hour  and NY recently increased it to $9 per hour by 2016 .   $15 per hour is also b ... Read on »
To grill or to smoke: the essential summer question by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Grilling cooks food by directly exposing food to a flame while smoking cooks foods by heating wood chips.  Smoldering wood chips produce smoke, which cooks food.   ... Read on »
How to: Compost Indoors with Worms by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Vermicomposting, or worm composting is an incredibly easy process that every urban, suburban, or rural dweller should do.  Why?  Because if you want to grow plants – fruit ... Read on »
It’s official: Food Trucks are no longer cool by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Though I am a proponent of food trucks, especially as a way for small producers to start their business, I suspect they’ve seen their best days.  Why would I make such a ... Read on »
Silencing ‘Ag-Gag’ Bills by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I didn’t want to display anything cruel, but the cruelty of this confined space doesn’t compare to the physical abuse. I want to shed some light on an  appalling t ... Read on »
10 Alternative Steps for Staying Healthy by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Let’s play a visualization game.  I’d ask you to close your eyes, but since I don’t have voice over for this blog post, I’ll just ask you to read slowly and really think ... Read on »
Myth: Vertical farming will save our food system by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Tilapia tank at FarmedHere in Chicago TRUTH:  It’s official – vertical farming won’t save our food system right now.  But it could in the future.  This week, the c ... Read on »
Glutens Goodness in Flour’s Power by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating So you’ve heard of white, wheat, corn…and maybe a few other flours.  You might not care much about flour but when attempting to bake, the flour you choose can make or br ... Read on »
Myth: Detox diets remove toxins from your body by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating TRUTH: If you google search for “detox diet”, you’ll get a range of results from fasting to strict meal plans.  Most of these use quasi-science and make extremely overbl ... Read on »
Myth: Your spicy tuna roll is made from tuna by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Original image credit: Oceana Correct answers are : 1. Right is cod (left=escolar). 2. Right is grouper (Left= perch). 3. Left is swordfish (Right= mako shark). 4. Left ... Read on »
Myth: Pickleback shots prevent hangovers by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating TRUTH:  I love a good dill pickle.  But the thought of a pickleback shot, is completely disgusting to me.  For those who don’t know, a pickleback is a shot of whiskey fo ... Read on »
Coconut Crusted Chicken with a Curry Broth by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Many coconut chicken recipes require frying and smothering chicken with dense, heavy (calorie laden) sauces.  My recipe, however, is lighter but with a strong coconut fl ... Read on »
Myth: Cutting carbs will make you lose weight by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating TRUTH: Oh, KGN readers.  You know this one isn’t true!  I know because you’re intelligent, savvy readers (and I’ve taught you well).  As you probably know, any extra cal ... Read on »
Myth: To optimize cardio exercise, you need a carbohydrate supplement by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating TRUTH:  Research that looks at the ingestion of whole food carbohydrates is seriously lacking.  Now that the local, organic, and whole food industries are taking off, th ... Read on »
Top Food, Nutrition and Wine Apps in 2013 by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How To Cook Everything app I’m an iphone user and I have very few apps on my phone, mostly because I’m so overwhelmed with the choices that I can’t decide.  I need ... Read on »
Myth: GM crops require fewer pesticides than conventional farming by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating TRUTH:  One argument for the use of genetically modified crops is that by splicing in genetic material to deter pests, weeds or insects, the GM crops require fewer spray ... Read on »
Recipe: Spiced Apple Cider Soft Caramels by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This recipe makes so many caramels that if you don’t have a way of gifting them, cut it in half!  In making this recipe, I tried to cut some of the sugar and cream in tr ... Read on »
Travel Nationally, Eat locally by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Resolving to travel and explore new places more frequently in the upcoming year is a popular resolution.  As you might expect, I would suggest eating locally when d ... Read on »
Myth: Eating asparagus after a night of drinking will cure your hangover by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Left: Sprouting asparagus spears, Right: uncut spears growing into bushes TRUTH: I think every news media outlet has publicized the supposed benefits of eating asp ... Read on »
5 ways the government could do to improve our food system (and health) by Kate G. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As you probably know, the US is at a fiscal critical moment.  One of the major discussions in this year’s election debates is what programs should or should not be cut f ... Read on »