About Elizabeth

Liz lives in Connecticut with her husband, two cats (and a human baby on the way!) She is a licensed clinical social worker who made the transition into the nutrition world after struggling with a health condition that she healed through dietary changes. This experience made her even more passionate about food as medicine, the local food movement, and helping people connect with what's on their plates. She is a licensed health coach through IIN, a Natural Food Chef certified by the Natural Gourmet Institute, and is currently in graduate school earning a degree to become a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).
  • How Greek yogurt is causing problems for the environment and easy tips on how to help.

The Problem with Greek Yogurt and What You Can Do

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I love Greek yogurt and I know I'm not alone; production quadrupled between 2008 and 2013 in New York, where the majority of producers are [...]

  • Great tips and recipes for a gluten-free cocktail party.

How to Host a Gluten-Free Cocktail Party

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If anyone has tried going gluten-free, you know that cocktail parties, where most everything is served on some variation of cracker, baguette, or canapé, can pose [...]

  • Microwave popcorn is bad. But here are some great and easy alternatives to microwave popcorn.

Why Microwave Popcorn is Bad and What to Eat Instead

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Microwave popcorn is bad. The day I learned that truth was a sad day. In hindsight I probably should have known after years of eating [...]

  • Bulletproof Coffee Ketones

Bulletproof coffee: Should you drink it?

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“Bulletproof Coffee” – What is it and should you drink it? If you haven’t heard of bulletproof coffee, you’re not alone. Until recently I hadn’t [...]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Salt

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"Salt is what makes things taste bad when it isn't in them." - Anonymous I have a bit of a salt obsession (it would definitely [...]

Super Healthy Vegetable Parts You Are Probably Throwing Away

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I'm always striving to limit food waste and it's definitely a challenge. I get so inspired at the farmer's market that I often return home [...]

Eat more turmeric – A superfood to consume daily

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Wondering why you should eat more turmeric? You may have heard about some of the many amazing benefits of turmeric - if not, here's a [...]

5 Reasons to Start Loving Lard

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Fortunately, the tides may finally be turning when it comes to our preconceptions about "good" and "bad" fats.  Despite having less cholesterol and saturated fat [...]

  • 5 Nutritious and Sustainable Alternatives to your Favorite Seafood

5 Nutritious and Sustainable Alternatives to your Favorite Seafood

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I love seafood and am always experimenting with new varieties and recipes.  There are loads of health benefits found in fish; they are lean sources of [...]

  • 8 time saving kitchen hacks everyone should know!

8 Time Saving Kitchen Hacks Everyone Should Know

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When I first started getting into cooking in my early 20’s, it typically looked like a hurricane had swept through the kitchen. I knew I’d [...]