Ro’s Recipes: Cucumber Soup—the Coolest, Most Elegant Response to Sultry Summer

June 21, 2014 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Add a few whispered ingredients from the lily family and a clutch of almonds, and the ancient flavor of cucumber is fluffed into an existence beyond water or salad.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Eating Disorders in Midlife

March 31, 2014 by Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S

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By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S

This month—National Nutrition Month—Dr. Pat asks Megan Riddle, Ph.D., a new member of our Medical Advisory Board, how someone could open a conversation with a middle-aged colleague who is suffering from anorexia nervosa, the deadliest of all mental health disorders.

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Ro’s Recipes: Winter-Solstice Joy—Holiday Cocktail Parties

December 7, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Here’s a balanced sample menu that satisfies the more conservative taste (summer rolls) but also includes stomach-lining nibbles that are starch based (polpettone), high fat (leek tartlets)—or simply intriguing (shrimp bisque).

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Ro’s Recipes: For Your Thanksgiving Feast, Inventive Starters and Sides

November 14, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Here I am giving you some new ideas to explore, using typical ingredients, to bring a little fillip to the timeworn feast. They will deliciously accompany and gorgeously garnish the resplendent, moist turkey.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Make Your Own Gravlax!

July 27, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

“I offer you a dry sherry–cured gravlax recipe you can try for yourself. No heat or cooking is involved, which is perfect for the heat-misery ‘dome’ we are under at the moment in New York!”

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July 4: Be Safe at Your Celebration

July 1, 2013 by Patricia Allen

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By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Reliable websites (at the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies) that offer specifics on how to avoid food- and insect-borne illnesses at the beach, on a hike in the country, at a picnic in the park.

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Ro’s Recipes: In Praise of Mothers, Nuns, and Toffee Pudding

May 11, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Our long-time contributor Ro Howe, chef/owner of Barraud Caterers, in New York City, had a grim, dour mom. Happily, she acquired several second mothers: the stern but benign Benedictine nuns at her boarding school. Here, in fond memory of the nuns-her-mothers, is a recipe for a real, and comforting, English pudding.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Advice for a Medical Monday

April 1, 2013 by Patricia Allen

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Ten tips for leading the good life.

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Ro’s Recipes: Spring Yearning

March 30, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Here’s a menu, smiling at the edges and warm in the middle, for a spring-welcoming feast.

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Ro’s Recipes: Planning a Potluck Thanksgiving

October 23, 2012 by Ro Howe

Potluck dinners take much of the stress out of a feast that comes with built-in stress: long-distance travel; messy group or familial relationships; molto quadrupled-recipe cooking. It’s easier, that is, as long as you PLAN!

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Ro’s Recipes: Spanish Tortillas with a Twist

September 8, 2012 by Ro Howe

Just looking at the place-names Marsala, Bodrum, and Alexandria evokes in me such taste-memory nostalgia for the cultures and cuisines I have experienced there! From time to time, Women’s Voices for Change will be posting my thoughts about utilizing the Mediterranean chef’s healthy—and delectable—approach to eating.

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What to Eat in This Horrible Heat—a Nutritionist’s Guide

July 28, 2012 by Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

Again the heated questions: How to quench our thirst? What to eat when we’re too hot and bothered to cook?

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A Nutritionist’s Advice: When the Scale Stops Moving, Don’t Panic!

July 5, 2012 by Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

A weight-loss plateau: It’s a very scary, very real scenario. But before you decide to totally surrender to the fact that the scale may never move again, ponder the advice nutritionist Keri Gans gives her patients.

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Wednesday 5: Declaration of Independence from Dieting, Pioneering Women in Sports, Inspiring Sexagenerians

July 4, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

Scouting the Web this week, we were inspired by Nike’s tribute video of pioneering women in sports; moved by one artist’s using art to advocate for women who have been victims of violence; tickled by a new Declaration of Independence (from dieting); and inspired all over again—this time by some fabulous sexagenarians.

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Ro’s Recipes: Fourth of July Luncheon on the Grass (Part 2)

June 30, 2012 by Ro Howe

For the elegant picnic Ro Howe, chef/owner of Barraud Caterers, in New York City (see Part One), has devised to mark the day of our Revolution, she offers these grilling recipes, as well as suggestions for sparking games for both children and grown-ups.

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