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Why you need to see GMO OMG right now.

Go rent it on iTunes. Please. It will change how you think about what you put in your body.  The issue of food security is not something to be taken lightly. Neither is the issue of food transparency. GMO OMG,

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the story behind Meatless Monday (the day all health breaks loose).

I am excited to share this Q & A this week with Diana Rice, Registered Dietician and PR Associate for the Monday Campaigns: the fabulous initiative encouraging us all to commit to pay a little more attention to our food,

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make mom a meal: a vegan gluten-free mother’s day menu.

Take a load off Mom’s plate for Mother’s Day: here’s a done-for-you menu for a wholesome, nutritious and seriously delicious plant-based meal.  Get the full recipes here:  Fennel and Parsley Detox Salad with Caramelized Green Onions Cauliflower Sweet Potato Cakes

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seven habits of happy home cooks.

How many times have you said this: “I’d love to cook more at home, but I just don’t have the time”? Cooking at home can seem daunting: there are so many factors to consider, from planning to shopping to actually

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Expert Series: organic, sustainable eating for families with Michelle Muller-Marinis.

Meet Michelle Muller-Marinis, founder of Petit Organics [New York City’s first organic baby food delivery service], entrepreneur, local food enthusiast, organic avenger and mom to the three cutest boys ever. In this video, Michelle shares her tips on healthy eating for

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Expert Series: sustainable, simplified home cooking with Marisa Smith of Sweet Roots NYC.

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Expert Series! I am thrilled to share with you one of the coolest small businesses in NYC – and one of the neatest ladies I’ve had the privilege to get to know. Marisa

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Expert Series: inspiring wellness, yoga, and what it means to be a mamapreneur in NYC with Randi Zinn.

Meet Randi Zinn. I am super excited to introduce you to Randi Zinn this week. Randi is the mastermind behind RZ Inspire Wellness, a movement for NYC Moms that enlivens community and encourages wellness across the board. Her workshops and

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cultivating food sense.

It’s no surprise that the habits we acquire in childhood stick with us into adulthood. For better or for worse, the lessons most often reinforced are the ones that continue to shape our behavior as we grow. There are few

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surprising first foods for babies.

Who needs processed, packaged rice cereal? Not you! Cultivate your child’s curious palate from their very first bites by introducing flavorful, nutritious, whole foods. Check out the Infant Feeding Schedule for some guidelines on when to introduce which foods to

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the food-as-reward conundrum.

How we think about food starts at a very young age. When we reward behavior with food – any food – we teach kids to eat for the wrong reasons, at the wrong times, and in the wrong amounts.  And

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chat and chew: creating a dialogue on healthy eating with your kids.

Building a strong dialogue around good eating is an important cornerstone to establishing lasting healthy habits in your household.  Whether your child has barely started solids, or is well into school (yes, that means teens, too!), the words we use

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picky eaters: avoiding the mealtime battleground.

Throwing, yelling, spilling, crying. Cajoling. Girding. Bribing. Sound like dinner time to you?  At some point or another, most kids are picky about something. They are looking to assert some control in their tiny world where the big people put

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great baby food. great adult food. [the petit organics taste-test]

Here are some things I love:  Whole foods Encouraging great eating habits Women entrepreneurs Supporting small business As I talk about all the time on the blog, habits are a powerful thing. They can allow us to thrive, and they

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eating emotions [why we eat].

Food can be nourishment.It can be fuel.It can be the power source for our day. It can also be celebration. Escape. Distraction. Amusement. Consolation. Why we eat and when we do is often rooted in patterns we can’t remember forming.

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blackbeans and greens soup.

Recently, I’ve been working a lot with the idea of food-as-fuel (something I think many of us are out of touch with). It’s nice to spend a little time thinking about the way we eat affects our mood and our

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