Tag Archives: healthful living

Don’t Be a Stuffed Turkey: 4 Tips for Savoring the Holiday Spread Smartly

Holiday time is upon us, and with it comes various challenges for those of us who want to eat healthfully and stay trim. Sugary snacks abound and good cheer overflowing, combined with shorter daylight hours during which to burn those … Continue reading

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Corn’s Dirty Secret: A Truth That’s Hard to Swallow

Just the thought of corn right off the grill makes my mouth water. I can feel the juicy kernels popping between my teeth, taste the sweet butter and salt, and smell the squeeze of lime and Parmesan cheese that turn … Continue reading

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The “Real” Dirty Dozen: When it Pays to Buy Organic

At last month’s WAC wine event, which examined today’s organic wine paradigm, I discovered something I would never have predicted about our 20 participants: When asked how many of them were familiar with the “Dirty Dozen” in regard to fruits … Continue reading

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The Zen of Quick: My Asian Soup Recipe

Like all New Yorkers, I have a list of my favorite ramen houses tucked neatly into my brain, for when I feel the need to devour a healthful, majestic bowl of noodles on the run. In some of the finer … Continue reading

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Healthy and Wholesome on a Budget: 4 NYC Restaurant Names You Should Know

Haven’t you noticed the talk these days about the connection between cheap food and obesity? It’s become clear that the most iconic and most affordable restaurants are serving us the foods that are harming us most. But I have some … Continue reading

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Murray’s After Dark: My Cheese-Filled Adventure at the Expanded Murray’s on Bleecker

Through our Base Hits to Better Health℠ series, Goldie’s Table Matters educates people to eat healthfully. This is no easy feat in an era of slick marketers and self-help gurus who’ve charmed us into believing their ridiculous claims of instant … Continue reading

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Self Love: Make Each Day A Birthday

Having just marked my birthday, I was reminded of the birthday ritual my wise and wonderful cousin Ross shared with me as a teenager. Once a year, on his birthday, Ross does something good for his body, his mind, his … Continue reading

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It’s Easy Bean Green: A Serious Seasonal Salad

At any given time of the mild season, there are specific flavors and textures that converge to create practical home meals with real dimension, and nutrition to match. Goldie’s late spring concoction makes my mouth water just at the thought … Continue reading

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Afternoon Pasta….Goldie’s Style!

Sometimes, recipes are inspired by the moment you’re in, but are rooted in the past. For instance, I recently made a pasta dish that I’ve never prepared exactly that way before, but with respect to ingredients, was not so far … Continue reading

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A No-Pot Meal with a Taste of Spring

Sometimes 3 or 4 of my favorite everyday snacks, plus a little creativity, can converge to assemble a healthy and dynamic salad or vegetarian side dish. The latest delicious experiment, which I haven’t yet named, brings together the high-toned vibrato … Continue reading

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