Winter Joys

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By Jo Cooper Isn’t it lovely that such abundance is still available, on a chilly Saturday morning when even the usually jolly cashiers were whining? We collected our glittering treasure of organic cranberries, kale, baby chard, arugula, apple cider, honey, onions and garlic, Brussel sprouts and broccoli, crimini mushrooms, and have enjoyed them in the days since—blessings of the earth. Happy … Read More

Cooling Green

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By Jo Cooper Heat wave! We’re expecting over 100 degrees here in Washington, DC, so I started the day with a favorite smoothie I call “Light & Lovely”, a combination of frozen pineapple, a frozen banana, a small head of organic butter lettuce and some parsley sprigs from the farm market.  I used coconut water for extra electrolytes and threw in … Read More

Food As Medicine: A feast of science & wisdom

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By Jo Cooper Once a year, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine puts on the best introductory training program in medical nutrition therapy on the planet– a feast of science and wisdom.  Always lively, always cutting-edge, our core faculty and guest speakers who are all leaders in their respective fields share the very latest in nutritional science and seasoned clinical pearls with … Read More

A Story More than a Recipe: Cooking with Arran

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By Jo Cooper My son Arran came up with an incredible recipe (or the start of a really, really good one) last night.  He said he felt like cooking something sort of Asian, but didn’t really have in mind what he wanted to do, exactly.  So I asked, what about a stir fry?

Alum Entrepreneur: Whole Foods Feeding Tube Formula

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By Jo Cooper Ask any Food As Medicine graduate what their favorite thing about the program is and for sure their difficulty will be in choosing between the food and the people.  It’s a given that the education is superlative– science-based, heart-centered, practical and inspiring. FAM 2011 will make it an even dozen times we’ve presented it, and we have gotten … Read More

Our Wonderful Alums: Mary-Beth in the Drip Room

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By Jo Cooper Right after Food As Medicine in June 2010, we received the following email from a participant: Thank you and the staff for an incredible experience. It is still very alive for me. I came home and right away started weekly food demonstrations at the oncology clinic where I work.  Patients are loving it! Peace & blessings, Mary-Beth Charno, RN, BSN, … Read More

My new friend Abate Fetel

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By Jo Cooper The produce manager at my local Whole Foods caught me appreciatively smelling the organic Bartlett pears on sale last night (1.69 a pound) and asked if I had ever tried Abate Fetel?  He led me to a mound of slender, elongated greenish pears and explained that they are Italian, and only available briefly at this very time of … Read More

On a Chilly Winter Night: Lentil Soup

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By Jo Cooper I love PCRM (Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine), especially because they generously offer so much cooking education free to the public through the Cancer Project, their diabetes education network, their 21-day vegan kickstart programs, etc… and the recipes are often terrific. Case in point: this lentil soup recipe from the Cancer Project, perfect for a cold winter’s night … Read More