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Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

Our Estranged Relationship with Food

Despite the hype in recent years over locally grown fare, the vast majority of consumers buys its food supply from places that offer convenience and low prices.

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Sugar and Spice: Cardamom Cookies

This is delicate cookie; one enjoyed with coffee or tea. The browned butter and orange zest highlight the spice notes of cardamom. I consider this a "grown up" cookie.

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Carbohydrates 101

Learn more about one of the basic building blocks of all of our food: carbohydrates.

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Is the Paleo Diet OK for Children?

A recent book's controversy has led many to wonder: Can children go Paleo? If so, at what age and what are the considerations?

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Gratitude for Preceptors and Dietetic Interns

Not too long ago, I was a dietetic intern. Now, I'm a preceptor. I create internship experiences based on what I remember working (or not working) when I was in my rotations.

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Parmesan Lentil Soup

This lentil soup has veggies and protein (love you lentils!) put also the right amount of flavor from a Parmesan rind and fresh lemon thyme. Thank goodness for leftovers! I could eat this all day.

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Why Am I a Preceptor? Let Me Count the Ways

When I think about my experience being a preceptor, the words that come to mind are "mutually beneficial." Each preceptor-intern relationship I have been in has been just that.

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The Formula for Healthy Snacks

This super-simple, foolproof snack formula (when practiced with portion control) will be your ticket to nixing the vending machine for good.

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What Happens When a Dietitian Needs Help with Nutrition?

Like most RDs, I make my living teaching others to eat healthier, but then go back to my own habits. But this year, I found myself on the other side of the fence — as the patient.

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Be a Preceptor, Pay It Forward

Five years after graduating, I have come full circle. I was once the intern; today, I have mentored more than 10 students. Dietetic interns have a wealth of knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle. It’s our job to help them shine.

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5 Things Your Pet Should Never Eat

Get veterinarian-approved advice on what you need to know to keep your pets safe from household foods, plants and medications.

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Chinese Five-Spice Noodles

Chinese five-spice powder is a welcome addition to any stir-fry dish. However, not everything called "Chinese five-spice powder" is identical. Learn the differences and try this recipe.

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I Work from Home — And I Love Being a Preceptor

With my "non-traditional career" in dietetics, I’m probably not the ideal preceptor. But a few years and several fantastic interns later, I can say that being a preceptor has been a solid win-win!

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3 Traditional Foods for Eastern European Easter

As with any holiday, the Orthodox Easter meal is an opportunity to catch up with family and share some amazing traditional dishes. Here three of my favorites.

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Spicy Smackdown

"Spicy" does not have to equal "mouth tingling" and, when used correctly, can enhance the natural flavors of food without burning your mouth.

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World Health Day Highlights Inequality in Health Care

On World Health Day, take a look at the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the world in terms of health status and longevity.

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Thanks to My Preceptor

Just over two years ago, I spent the best four weeks of my internship in Athens, Ala., and I owe it all to the best preceptor an intern could ask for.

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Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls: Easter Bunny's Delight

Spring's arrival makes me think of two things: carrots and Easter Egg Hunts! Everybody - and every bunny - will love this carrot- and cinnamon-packed treat.

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Give Your Spuds a Swedish Makeover

Hasselback Russet Potatoes are an impressive side dish with a fluttered appearance and pockets stuffed full of garlic, butter and fresh herbs. While these potatoes give the appearance of a complex gourmet recipe, they are easy to make!

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How Do You Celebrate Passover in Japan?

Jewish holidays can be tricky overseas, especially when you don't live near a Jewish community. And since I live in rural northern Japan, my options are limited.

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Stone Soup

Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

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Stone Soup is a guest blog written by members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Content — including information, recipes and views expressed — is that of the authors and does not reflect the positions or policies of Food & Nutrition Magazine or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Bloggers are required to pledge they will not write for Stone Soup on topics, companies or trade organization they currently represent or have represented at any time.

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