Good Culture will launch a line of organic flavored cottage cheese at natural and specialty stores in West Coast markets this summer in two savory flavors, sundried tomato and Kalamata olive, two sweet flavors, strawberry chia and blueberry acai chia, and in classic plain. The products contain grass-fed milk and probiotics and are free of artificial ingredients and GMOs.
There are several foods that, when served together, are both tasty and have enhanced nutritional value, writes Patricia Bannan, a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition and health communications. Among the food combinations she recommends in this commentary are tomatoes and olive oil, turmeric and black pepper, green tea and lemon, eggs and cheese, garlic and fish, and oatmeal and blueberries.
Beans, blueberries, tomatoes, citrus fruits and nuts are among the 10 foods recommended for people with diabetes by the American Diabetes Association. Also on the list are sweet potatoes, dark leafy vegetables, whole grains, fat-free dairy products and fish that's high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Professional pastry chefs from the Napa Valley, Calif., area recently competed in a cake competition to celebrate the 50th birthday of a local medical center. The winner was pastry chef and CIA graduate Dorian O'Connell, who shares a recipe for Strawberry twist cake, made with Cointreau cream and strawberry compote.
Pizza is one food that lets chefs meld ingredients that wouldn't normally go in the same dish, says this food writer. A recipe for Spinach and white bean pizza calls for a puree of white beans mixed with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and spinach -- not a red sauce.