On June 16, the FDA announced that partially hydrogenated oils — the main source of trans fat in the American diet – are no longer “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS). As a result, they must be removed from foods by June 2018. Partially hydrogenated oils are liquid fats that have been altered so that they […]

Intimately touched by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis and the loss of her mother to lung cancer, Curtiss now channels his professional skills and time toward raising awareness and supporting organizations that are on the frontline in the fight against cancer. Learn more at www.pinkribboncooking.com.  From Chef Curtiss: Paillards are great, quick on the grill, great […]

One in six Americans could get sick from food poisoning this year. Before you set out for your next picnic or barbecue, be aware of potential food-related poisonings. During the summer months, foodborne illnesses are on the rise. Bacteria and viruses are the most common cause of food poisoning. Food poisoning is an illness caused […]

Adding in oregano gives a nice seasonal touch to this simple salad dressing. Perfect with mixed greens! Oregano-Buttermilk Dressing Makes ~1 cup Ingredients 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 6 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup buttermilk (buttermilk substitute: ½ tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice, plus ½ cup milk. Stir, then let stand for 5 minutes. 1 shallot, finely […]

Warm weather has arrived! And with higher temperatures comes everyone’s favorite summer tradition – picnics and barbecues. Whether you spend the afternoon in the back yard or hike a mountain to picnic at the top, eating outside is a great way to spend time with family and enjoy nature. Unfortunately, picnics and barbecues can also […]

What would summer be like without a glass of cold, refreshing lemonade? Add in mint to include a healthy herb and you have the perfect recipe for a summer day! Mint Lemonade Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice 4 cups cold water 1 cup of mint syrup (see recipe below) Mint Syrup: ½ […]

There are numerous reasons why physical activity is so important to our health. We hear the reasons regularly; not only from our caring providers, friends and family, but also from the media and that little voice in our head. Some of the common reasons to add more movement into you lifestyle include weight loss, muscle […]

Join us on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 for our free “Text U L8R” Summer Program. Learn more and register at “Text U L8R” Summer Program.  The UVM Medical Center and the Clinical Simulation Laboratory at the UVM College of Medicine created “TXT U L8R” to discourage individuals from texting while driving. Key elements include a demonstration of […]