• Seaweed could be a vital ingredient in the fight against climate change0

    Like many coastal communities around the world, people living by the sea in the United Kingdom have harvested and consumed seaweed for centuries. In Wales, Welsh laverbread — made from cooking a type of seaweed called laver — is a culinary delicacy so revered that it enjoys Protected Designation of Origin status. Seaweed’s uses do

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  • ‘Put these on your grocery list’0

    Food and mood are so intricately connected that they’ve inspired a new area of brain study: Nutritional psychiatry, which examines how what we eat impacts how we feel. As a dietitian and nutritionist who has researched and experienced this connection firsthand, I find it infinitely fascinating that we can empower ourselves to feel partly —

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  • ‘Here’s what you can buy here for $5 or less’0

    Even though I’ve lived in Mazatlán, Mexico for 15 years, I still find myself surprised at how much — or, really, how little — things cost. Once you get away from the resorts and tourist areas, prices plummet. As a single, 66-year-old retiree living largely off Social Security checks, I have to watch what I

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  • Why the next fast-food chicken sandwich war may be a fake one0

    Vegan chicken quick-serve restaurants like San Antonio, Texas-based Project Pollo are aiming directly at Chick-fil-A and its fried chicken sandwich as the plant-based meat industry rises against one of fast-food’s recent best-selling menu items. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images In an iconic scene from 1970’s film “Five Easy Pieces,” a young Jack Nicholson orders

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