Tasteful Simplicity

Tasteful Simplicity Helping people reach their nutritional goals through a balanced diet and a balanced lifestyle. We place a strong emphasis on fresh, from scratch cooking customized for each client.

06/28/2012

@ruhlman @mariobatali Need help making Figatellu. Anyone have any advice?

"Obesity is related to hunger, too, thanks to our poor food choices and the lack of healthy food options in many communi...
11/22/2010
5 Myths about hunger in America

"Obesity is related to hunger, too, thanks to our poor food choices and the lack of healthy food options in many communities." ~ Excerpt...

1 Hunger is supposed to happen in other places - in distant countries where droughts or storms or famine compel us to donate money and oblige our government to send relief workers and food aid. In reality, hunger also hits much closer to home.

11/21/2010

"We can feed kids without distorting incentives and stuff. We allow one in three African American kids to go hungry. It's a decision that this society has made. "-- David Beckmann, "The politics of hunger"

What if food manufacturers were required to place pic of ulcerated feet and severely obese people on packages of process...
11/21/2010
Graphic images influence intentions to quit smoking

What if food manufacturers were required to place pic of ulcerated feet and severely obese people on packages of processed foods???

Marketing researchers surveyed more than 500 U.S. and Canadian smokers and found that the highly graphic images of the negative consequences of smoking have the greatest impact on smokers' intentions to quit. The most graphic images, such as those showing severe mouth diseases, including disfigured,

How about putting a life size photo of the actual amount of salt in a single serving on the outside of the box of proces...
11/17/2010
Consumers Need To Become More Aware Of Salt Levels In Foods

How about putting a life size photo of the actual amount of salt in a single serving on the outside of the box of processed foods???

Eating a typical lunch of a bowl of soup, a bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwich and a chocolate muffin can account for more than an adults' recommended salt intake per day¹. Launching its la

11/04/2010

TS will begin offering cooking lessons for 8-14 year olds. Lessons will consist of a scavenger hunt for ingredients and an age specific bit of information on the basics of a balanced diet. What would you like your kids to know about healthy eating and nutrition???

10/27/2010

A friend of mine is about to unleash a street food blitzkrieg on Traverse City. What type of street food would you like to see???

10/26/2010
Eat whole grains to bust belly fat

Eat your grains folks...

Eating whole grains instead of refined grains may have benefits for your waistline, a new study suggests.

"Hyper-local foods..." I love it. If anyone tries this, please let me know how it turns out.
10/12/2010
Eating Acorns in a Korean Jelly

"Hyper-local foods..." I love it. If anyone tries this, please let me know how it turns out.

Harvesting acorns for Dotorimuk, or acorn jelly — a yard-to-table Korean delicacy.

Does anyone else see the irony in describing obesity with fresh fruits???
10/11/2010
Obese? Apple or pear shaped? It may be your genes

Does anyone else see the irony in describing obesity with fresh fruits???

Scientists have found more than 30 new gene variations linked to obesity and fat in research they say could help explain why some people get so overweight, and why some are apple shaped and some shaped like pears.

What's your favorite childhood lunchroom meal?
10/08/2010
The Spaghetti Taco, à la ‘iCarly’

What's your favorite childhood lunchroom meal?

An offbeat meal that began as a gag on the Nickelodeon series “iCarly” is now a true tween phenomenon.

"Americans spend less than 10 percent of their income on food; they also spend less than a half hour a day preparing mea...
10/07/2010
How The Average U.S. Consumer Spends Their Paycheck |

"Americans spend less than 10 percent of their income on food; they also spend less than a half hour a day preparing meals and little more than an hour enjoying them." ~ Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food.

These statistics on the average person's spending habits will boggle your mind!

A great way to get kids interested in what they eat...
09/20/2010
School gardens mix farming, nutrition - KansasCity.com

A great way to get kids interested in what they eat...

Dozens of schools around the area including Kansas Citys Hogan Preparatory Academy are creating nutritional gardens, and students say they are long overdue. Some schools send produce home with kids. Many are building in science, health and math lessons. Many are turning food over to chefs in their...

Hilarious clip from a classic duo...
09/19/2010
Julia Child On David Letterman | Food Renegade

Hilarious clip from a classic duo...

Julia Child cracks me up. Pair her with David Letterman, and you have a recipe for Saturday afternoon frivolity. At least, that's what I hope this is! My favorite part of the video below? David Letterman asks Julia Child, What do you get from eating uncooked meat? And Julia Child, responds matter-of...

09/18/2010
How to Boil Artichokes

What's your favorite dip for Artichokes?

Easy step-by-step instructions on how to boil artichokes.

09/15/2010
A New Name for High-Fructose Corn Syrup - NYTimes.com

Will a name change for High Fructose Corn Syrup help clear up consumer confusion?

Corn refiners are asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup, using the term "corn sugar" instead, in hopes of clearing up consumer confusion about the product.

Now introducing the iList!!!
09/15/2010
Vintage Bottles via New Technology

Now introducing the iList!!!

For some diners, iPad wine lists, which allow users to search for bottles by name, region, varietal and price, take some of the intimidation out of ordering.

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A nutritional consulting company based out of Traverse City, MI. Providing expert nutritionall analysis, customized recipe development, nutritional data tracking and the necessary instruction to take control of your diet.

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