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Liz Marr, MS, RDN, FAND
Boulder County, Colorado
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, food and nutrition communications expert.
Interests: gardening, writing, family, piano, music, recipes, nutrition, culinary arts, food policy, food safety
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Thanks, Treacy!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2016 on Russian Tea Cakes at Liz On Food
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No matter what the name – Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, Italian wedding cookies, butterballs – this crumbly, rich cookie has graced many a dessert tray at Christmas time in the United States. And it was no different in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at Liz On Food
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Oct 9, 2015
Aaahhh, you don't have to be that ambitious to make sauerkraut, Jerry!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2015 on Making Sauerkraut at Liz On Food
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Making sauerkraut, or fermenting cabbage, is so simple, I don't know why I didn't start making it years ago! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Liz On Food
Thanks for your comment, Charlotte! It's a journey, for sure. Just being aware of how much waste we create makes a change in behavior.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2015 on Reducing Food Waste At Home at Liz On Food
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Yesterday, I processed fire-roasted chile peppers and contemplated the raging wildfires in the drought-stricken West. Summer has been hanging on, dry and hot. Earlier this week our thermometer hit 97 °F. Here's the thing about chiles. You can smell how hot they are long before you taste them. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Liz On Food
Half-sours are very simple to make and rely on wild fermentation from lacto-bacteria naturally present on the cucumbers. Here are five simple steps to fermenting half-sour pickles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Liz On Food
Best Food Facts recently answered the question, "Is the mushroom a vegetable?," checking in with my buddy at University of Nebraska Extension, Alice Henneman, MS, RD. In short, technically they are a fungus, but from a nutritional and food perspective,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Liz On Food
In the past few weeks I heard a lot about food waste, and it's true, we do waste far too much food. I just read this zinger, New York Restaurant Is Trying to Shame Home Cooks by Turning Food Scraps... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Liz On Food
This month's National Geographic cover story is The War on Science. In the article, author Joel Achenbach points out that with polarized topics, higher educated people tend to shift toward either end of the spectrum, seeking out science to support... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Liz On Food
Kale is still trending. It's true. Bitter is a key menu trend for this year, reports FSR: "Consumers are demanding more of the bitter flavors typically present in vegetables such as cauliflower, collards, kale, and Brussels sprouts as well as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Liz On Food
My family loves sweet potatoes, prepared in just about any fashion (baked, mashed, candied, etc.), but sometimes I prefer them to be a little less sweet and a little more savory. Here's a trick I've learned to make lusciously flavorful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Liz On Food
Gazpacho has graced many a summer luncheon table, but here's a refreshingly different twist. In this recipe, which I developed for the Produce for Better Health Foundation under Liz Marr & Associates, LLC, my food and nutrition communications business, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Liz On Food
Not only do edible flowers bring beauty and subtle flavors to the plate, a sampling of popular Chinese edible flowers indicates they're also high in phytochemicals. That's according to a new research published in the Journal of Food Science. Edible... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Liz On Food
Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group has created an index of healthful recipes, featuring two recipes from my blog (along with many other deliciously healthful recipes): Fig or Date Olive Tapenade with Walnuts (Recipe of the Month February 2014)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Liz On Food
The Centers for Disease Control call back food safety experts to address salmonella outbreak, as reported by The Washington Post. Food safety is a full-time, not piecemeal. function for the federal government. This shutdown needs to end. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Liz On Food
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Jul 12, 2013
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Jul 12, 2013
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Jul 12, 2013
From the annals of 1980s videos comes this spoof on Michael Jackson's "Beat It," in which "Weird Al" Yankovich chastises picky eaters. Gotta love the smokin' guitar solo! Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at Liz On Food
The University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) has teamed up with HEALTHY DINING, a program of the National Restaurant Association, to help Coloradans make healthier choices when they eat in restaurants. The new program is called HEALTHY... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Liz On Food
Family meals have numerous positive impacts, including improving children's school grades, reducing risk for overweight and obesity, and increasing fruit and vegetable intake. Now, one more benefit can be added to the list: improved mental health for teens. Analysis of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Liz On Food
Thanks for your comment! Point taken about the cultures, assuming you have those starters on hand; however, yogurt starts with milk, whereas sour cream and creme fraiche start with cream.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2013 on Making Sour Cream or Crème Fraîche at Liz On Food
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