Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 16th which corresponds with Mexican Independence Day which was celebrated on September 16th. This day recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.  On September 15th day is when the formal signing of the Act of Independence of Central America in 1821 and in 1988 the US Congress decided to expanded the week of Hispanic Heritage Independence celebration to a full month.

Every region in the Latin-Americas countries have a different types of cuisines of foods.  In Mexico, there is Nopales which is prickly pear cactus paddles which are a good source of fiber and tend to be sauteed or boiled and consumed as a vegetable.  Also in Mexico, rice is typically eaten before the main course or the beans and chilies which is very common in  a variety of Mexican dishes  was first domesticated in Mexico.

In Central America, the diets of the people there share several commonalities although there can be v...

In September, I would like to reflect on the different diverse cultural religious food practices that had happened this month.  This  month for the Jewish community was Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 4th (sunset) thru Sept 6th (nightfall) ) which is a holiday, recognized in the Jewish New Year.  It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, and is marked by abstinence, prayer, repentance and rest. During this time on the second day, fruits not yet eaten in the new season are served in tandem with a special blessing.  The first meal is consist of round challah, apples dipped in honey, chicken matzo ball soup, gefilte fish with horseradish, tsimmes (sweet orange colored mix of vegetables and fruit starting with carrots and adding either sweet potatoes, prunes, pineapple and sugar)  honey cake; apple cake; strudel; nuts.  The second meal: dates, figs, pomegranates, pumpkin, leeks and beets.

There was Yom Kippur (Sept 13th (sunset) thru Sept 14th(nightfall) ) This holiday is...

       

     An allergy is an inappropriate response by the body's immune system to a substance that is not normally harmful (Balch 2006).   Food Allergies occurs when a person's immune system generates an antibody response to the ingested food (Balch 2006).   In 2012, 5.6% or 4.1 million children reported food allergies in the past 12 months (Bloom, Cohen & Freeman 2011).  In order to see what appropriate treatment is helpful for a person who has food allergies it is important to start using different food allergies testing methods.  The different food allergy testing methods are the elimination/challenge, skin prick testing, atopy patch test, radioallergosorbent testing, enzyme-link immunosorbent assay, third generation ELISA Assays microarray chip technology and Energetic Methods (Pizzorno & Murray 2013).  There are other testing methods that have been used for food sensitivity testing and treatment but systematic scientific studies have either not been done to verify...

Welcome to the Living Healthy Show! In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND gives details about versatility uses of Quinoa! Let me know your comments, suggestions and thoughts about the Living Healthy Show!  The purpose of the Living Healthy Show is for all of us to educate, inform and promote a discussion about what ways that we can start Living Healthy!! 

So Enjoy and Start Living Healthy Today!

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Quinoa Hot Cereal

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking Time:  22 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

3/4 cup light coconut milk

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoon honey

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup walnuts

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup sliced banana

Preheat oven to 400°.

Place quinoa in a fine sieve, and place the sieve in a large bowl. Cover...

Back to school again in the South, Midwest and West Coast.  My, how time goes by so quickly.  This is the season where a lot of our darling children will come home for a long day of school screaming  “ Mom!” “What’s for dinner?”  or “Mom, I am hungry!”  “What do we have to eat!”   If you do not have dinner ready now you can give them a healthy snack that will tie them over until dinner time.  Pick snacks that taste good, help them to look and feel great.

Make sure that you do not give too much of a snack that your child will not have enough to eat for dinner.  But, if your child is doing something active like playing a sport, taking a dance class, biking or running around with your friends, it’s OK to fuel up with a bigger snack.

Your child can eat lunch at noon and dinner’s at 6:00, a snack right after school–say at about 3:00–is just right. They will get some fuel to do homework or to get outside and play.

 You can pack a great snack in your kid’s back...

Everyone I know celebrated the fourth of July with a Barbecue.  This year I wanted to celebrate in a healthy way by joining the Peachtree Road Race! This is a big goal for me since I wanted to jump start my new exercise plan by accomplishing a goal from my bucket list.  Before walking this race, I had to pick up my racing number  confirmation at the free Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo.  The expo was hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center, so I decided to go there on a beautiful hot Sunday.  This is my first time participating in the world's largest 10K race and the Peachtree Street Health and Fitness Expo.  I was excited to what fun activities that were going on at the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo.

                   

I had to take the public transit for Atlanta called Marta in order to get to the Downtown area since the streets were blocked off for the Peachtree Road Race.  Once I arri...

In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND gives details on what interesting information about Turmeric! Read below the Turmeric Tea Recipe. So, watch, learn and enjoy! 

Turmeric Tea Elixir Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 Minutes

  • Cook time: 20 Minutes

  • Total time: 25 Minutes

  • Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of nutmeg

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 tsp Turmeric and you can add more if you like.

  • 1-2 cups of water

  • Raw honey to sweeten

  • 1/4 cup Almond Milk

 Preparation

  1. Simmer spices and water together for 10 mins.

  2. Blend until smooth and unified in color.

  3. Then add honey and milk.

  4. Drink and enjoy!

In June 2017, I will be starting my Secretary position with Dietitian Integrative Functional Medicine and I had a excellent opportunity to go to Seattle, Washington for a very important leadership meeting.  While I was there I had the chance to go the 19th Annual Herb and Food Fair at Bastyr University.  This a free festival that brings thousands of visitors and the theme for this year's event is "Plant as Partners: grow, adapt, transform.”

Some of the festival activities included educational speaker,  workshops, cooking demonstrations from nutrition and botanical medicine experts, nutritious and delicious homemade food, tours of the Medicinal Herb Garden, guided walks through the surrounding woods, plant sale with medicinal and culinary plant starts from Bastyr's organic garden, live music and entertainment.  

This fair is run by student-run fair, local entrepreneurs and experts in health, wellness, farm-to-table food, and natural medicine will offer w...

Welcome to the Living Healthy Show! In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND discuss the extraordinary benefits of Mint! Let me know your comments, suggestions and thoughts about the Living Healthy Show!  The purpose of the Living Healthy Show is for all of us to educate, inform and promote a discussion about what ways that we can start Living Healthy!! So Enjoy and Start Living Healthy Today!

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Freshly Brew Mint Iced Tea

1 teaspoon of dried leaves, or 3 teaspoons of crushed fresh leaves

1 cup of boiling water

For taste add honey or other sweetener

Infuse the dried leaves or crushed fresh leaves in a metal infuser into  1 cup of boiling water or place the loose dried leaves or crushed fresh leaves into the teapot, add boiling water and pour through a st...

Welcome to the Living Healthy Show! In this Living Healthy Moment episode that Denine Rogers MS, RDN, LD, FAND explains about this root vegetable Jicama! Let me know your comments, suggestions and thoughts about the Living Healthy Show!  The purpose of the Living Healthy Show is for all of us to educate, inform and promote a discussion about what ways that we can start Living Healthy!! So Enjoy and Start Living Healthy Today!

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Roasted Jicama

Ingredients:

4 Servings

2 cups jicama, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 small onion, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced finely

1 teaspoon rosemary

1 teaspoon parsley

Directions:

Toss all ingredients together.

Spread in baking pan.

Roast in 400 degree oven for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.

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