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Cindy Gay, RD, LD

Cindy Gay, RD, LD, serves as historian for the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, teaches in the lifelong learning program and conducts farmers market demonstrations. She blogs at Cindy's Health Meals and is enjoying planning meals for two instead of meals for 1,000. Connect with her on Twitter and Pinterest.
 

 

 

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Morocco Medallions

Morocco Medallions

Slices of kasha-filled chicken breasts make a stylish entrée that can be prepared in advance and baked just before dinner.
Advice to Future RDNs

Advice to Future RDNs

Recently, I spoke at a graduation ceremony for dietetic interns. I based my presentation on a book I made my son for his graduation — listing all the goals I hoped he'd accomplish as an adult. Here are my 15 pieces of advice for "future RDNs."
What Do You Do with Wheat Berries?

What Do You Do with Wheat Berries?

Even if you don't know it, you've likely eaten wheat berries before: whole-wheat flour is the ground form of wheat berries, while cracked wheat is wheat berries broken into tiny pieces.
A Pan to Make You Feel Like a TV Chef

A Pan to Make You Feel Like a TV Chef

When cooking with this nonstick, oven-safe pan, my vegetables sautéed and sizzled as if I were a TV cooking show celebrity.
A Bunch of Reasons to Cook Seafood in Banana Leaves

A Bunch of Reasons to Cook Seafood in Banana Leaves

The leaves of the banana plant, which can typically be found in Asian markets, impart a tea-like flavor to seafood dishes. Fold up your seafood in a banana leaf to create a zesty seafood parcel for dinner!
Celtuce: My Newest Farmers Market Find

Celtuce: My Newest Farmers Market Find

Known as stem lettuce, celery lettuce, asparagus lettuce and, in China, "wosun," celtuce is primarily grown for its thick stem and it is crisp and moist with a mild flavor.
Dietary Guidelines-friendly, Reduced-sugar Hot Cocoa Soufflé

Dietary Guidelines-friendly, Reduced-sugar Hot Cocoa Soufflé

My original recipe for Hot Cocoa Soufflé called for a whopping 13 tablespoons of added sugar! My goal was to cut it to 4 tablespoons — or 12 teaspoons — of added sugar, divided among 6 serving sizes.
Say Goodbye to 2015 — But Not to Local Produce

Say Goodbye to 2015 — But Not to Local Produce

If your farmers market is still going, it's probably down to the hardiest cold weather crops — root vegetables, some greens, potatoes, cabbage and winter squash. But what to do with that winter squash? Try this recipe for Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls!
The Day After: How to Tackle Thanksgiving Leftovers

The Day After: How to Tackle Thanksgiving Leftovers

Your typical Thanksgiving turkey can serve as many as 30 portions. Did you have 30 people over for dinner? If not, it's time to talk leftovers!
Autumn Amaranth Porridge

Autumn Amaranth Porridge

On cool autumn mornings, I need a fruit and grain porridge to start my day. This warming breakfast provides high-quality protein, fiber, calcium, vitamins and good fats.
The Hubbub about Peach-Rhubarb Crisp

The Hubbub about Peach-Rhubarb Crisp

Ever wonder what to do with rhubarb — that rosy, celery-like vegetable spotted at farmers markets? It's often paired with strawberries in early summer, but rhubarb also goes well with the peaches of August.
How to Plan a Farmers Market Demo

How to Plan a Farmers Market Demo

Last year, I was part of a team of registered dietitian nutritionists who conducted monthly culinary demonstrations at my local farmers market. If you're thinking of starting your own farmers market demos, planning is key. Here's what our group did.
Take Your Meal Outside with Picnic Food Safety Tips

Take Your Meal Outside with Picnic Food Safety Tips

Last year my husband and I started a tradition of taking weekly picnics. He plans the destination; I'm in charge of the food. It's hard to imagine a dining space that's more inviting than a scenic picnic area!