Remember that classic school lunch favorite, tater tots? Well, we have just the update for you: sweet potato tots. The perfect fall side dish with a hint of nostalgia included in every bite. “The Vitamin A Sweet Potato” The nutritional value of the sweet potato is unbeatable! It is rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins B-5 […]

Looking for something hearty to start your day this fall? Veggie burger hash is the perfect dish! It will fill you right up and keep you warm during the cold winter months ahead. It is made using a classic fall food: the sweet potato. “The Vitamin A Sweet Potato” The nutritional value of the sweet potato […]

Basil is reputed to improve the immune, digestive and cardiovascular systems. The flavonoids present act as antioxidants to protect the body’s cells from oxygen-based damage. Valuable oils present in basil act as an antibacterial protector for cells. The carotenoids in basil may also have some protection for the cells from free radical damage. In the […]

There are more than 200 varieties of chiles and peppers. Capsaicin is the compound found in peppers and chiles which gives them their heat. Get more Cinco de Mayo recipes on our Pinterest board! Follow UVM Medical Center’s board Healthy Cinco de Mayo! on Pinterest. This recipe series is sponsored by the Center for Nutrition and […]

For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of barbecue season. For Richard Jarmusz, executive chef at the UVM Medical Center, it’s the perfect time to change up your menu with local meats, seasonal vegetables, and your own homemade BBQ sauce (hint: it’s easier than you think to make!). Chef Jarmusz provides his tips – […]

There is a lot of conversation these days about juicing. The hype can range from the perfect weight loss solution to an elixir that remedies all maladies. Like most things health related, there is no magic bullet for anything.  Health is built on a foundation of good habits sustained over time. So how does juicing […]

Anise is an herbaceous annual plant often confused with fennel. It is prizes for the essential oil derived from its seeds, which have a licorice flavoring used in liquors such as absinthe and ouzo as well as in the kitchen. In India, anise seeds are chewed after meals to aid digestion and to sweeten the […]

Black currants have four times more Vitamin C than oranges. In fact, during World War II, the British government provided black currant syrup for free to English children to prevent scurvy. In the Kitchen Try black currant jams, preserves, baked items, and liquors such as Creme de Cassis. In the Garden Black currants can produce […]

Sage has been held in high regard for its culinary and medicinal properties. Its scientific name is derived from the Latin word “salver” which means “to be saved.” Some studies show that this herb may be helpful as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. In the Kitchen Sage can be used in many dishes including in sauces, […]

Thyme has been used as a natural medicine for chest and respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis and chest congestion. In the Kitchen Fresh thyme is a wonderful savory addition to sauces, soups, stews and egg dishes. It adds a citrus taste to fish, chicken, stuffing or bean dishes. In the Garden Thyme is a […]