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My Little Chickpea

By Lari Robling - June 23rd, 2012

Making hummus should be simple; after all, it’s just mashing some chickpeas with a few other ingredients. We go to Zahav, to learn from the master of the chickpea, Chef Mike Solomonov. Turns out, it is simple if you know the tricks.

Extra, Extra!

By Lari Robling - June 9th, 2012

Healthy NewsWorks is a non-profit organization teaching elementary school students how to put together a newspaper. In the process, students not only learn critical thinking and writing skills, but also healthy habits.

Using Your Noodle

By Lari Robling - May 19th, 2012

There are ways to enjoy pasta without the guilt. Chef and cookbook author Aliza Green has some simple tips for easy and healthier pasta preparation.

Dads Can Cook

By Lari Robling - April 28th, 2012

No, it’s not a reality TV show! At a South Philly Early Headstart program, fathers come together to learn nutritious ways in the kitchen — for themselves and their children.

The Pressure’s On

By Lari Robling - March 30th, 2012

If your memories of a pressure cooker are grandma’s noisy, sputtering explosive cooker, there’s good news. Today’s pressure cookers are fool proof, cut cook time by about a third and make dried beans an easy as well as nutritious addition to your dishes.

Around the World with Eighty Spices

By Lari Robling - March 23rd, 2012

Lori Tharps says ethnic foods are often healthier and more frugal than our traditional meat and potatoes fare.

Make Mine Monday

By Therese Madden - March 17th, 2012

When this dinner bell rings, neighbors in one West Philadelphia community answer its call. The goal is to build a stronger community and ultimately, with all that healthy cooking, stronger individuals.


By Lari Robling - March 16th, 2012

A diagnosis of diabetes, type one or type two, doesn’t mean you are condemned to boring tasteless meals. British actor Robin Ellis (you might remember him from the BBC series Poldark) shares his experiences as a home cook and a diabetic in his book, “Delicious Dishes for Diabetics.”

Making (Less of) a Splash

By Therese Madden - March 9th, 2012

In the past eighteen months, Pat Imms has lost over 130 pounds. She did it with a change in attitude and a lot of swimming.

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Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 4

September 19th, 2011

Noelle Dames looks to extending the Greensgrow LIFE program. While, Joseph Mitsouras and his family preserve their share.

Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 3

September 12th, 2011

Joseph Mitsouras shares how his family includes children in meal planning.

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Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

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