Between work, school, extra-curricular activities, and the upcoming holidays, eating nutritious meals may be put on the backburner. Instead of grabbing processed, prepackaged foods loaded with unwanted chemicals and calories, plan ahead to ensure you and your family stay healthy while sticking to your to-do list.
Food Day is a chance for everyone to come together, celebrate real food and inspire Americans to change their diets and our food policies through events, conversation and action. There are plenty of ways to get involved: attend a Food Day event, join the #FoodDayChat twitter chat, or introduce a cooking lesson in your child’s school.
We challenged Bill Yosses, Director of the ChopChop Cooking Lab and former White House pastry chef, to come up with a twist to the classic hummus. Bill rose to the challenge and created an amazing Edamame Hummus. This is a bit more complicated than a typical ChopChop recipe but -- well, what do you expect from a guy who’s been cooking for the President and First Lady?
Bill serves this hummus on baby butter lettuce cups or with crudite. We love it slathered on thick bread and topped with fresh tomatoes.
Last week ChopChop participated in the third annual Let's Talk About Food Festival, the only festival of it's kind bringing together cooking demonstrations, edible gardens, speakers and conversations on food and food policy. It was a great, summer-like day with Boston's Copley Square buzzing with all things food (and some bees too).
You can’t go into many restaurants, grocery stores, or bakeries these days without seeing a sign or menu boasting which tasty offerings are gluten-free. It seems that this dietary restriction – or requirement, in some cases – is truly taking the food world by storm.