One Real Good Thing with Ellie Krieger

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You don’t have to turn your life upside down to transform it for the better—small, realistic changes will get you there in a way that sticks. In each episode, renowned nutritionist and chef Ellie Krieger dives into one key thing you can do today to propel your life in a healthier direction. In conversation with food, nutrition and lifestyle experts, plus celebrity guests and friends, Ellie maps the path to a joyful, healthy life full of flavor, one “real good” thing at a time. 

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Embrace Joie de Vivre with Ajiri Aki

This episode is about a shift in mindset, away from the constantly busy, over scheduled and overwhelmed reality most of us live in, toward embracing Joie de Vivre---a life full of joy---and not just when you are on vacation, but every day. Ajiri Aki the author of “Joie: A Parisian’s Guide to Celebrating the Good Life” is here to help us get there.

Ajiri is a tastemaker who has worked as a stylist and on fashion exhibitions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of the City of New York. After moving to Paris, from New York City, Ajiri started her successful lifestyle brand, Madame de la Maison. As she settled into her new city, where she still lives with her husband and two children, Ajiri learned that Parisians find joy in what they eat, where they go, conversations they have, and how they spend their time. Simple things. It’s their North Star. Soon enough, joie became her North Star, as well. Here, she shares some easy ways to help us find our joie too. 

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Mar 22, 2023
Create Healthy Food Memories with Lidia Bastianich

Food shopping, cooking and eating together means so much more than meets the eye---in the process you are creating food memories that can comfort and guide you throughout your life. In this episode the remarkable Lidia Bastianich talks about why creating healthy food memories is so important to her, and how you can cultivate them for yourself and your loved ones.

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, best‐selling cookbook author, successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most importantly, she has accomplished all of this by marrying her two passions in life—her family and food—to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya.  Her most recent book is Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan, and a Bowl, a companion to her new 26-part public television series, Lidia’s Kitchen. She is also the author of the English and Italian version of her memoir: My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Lidia’s cooking shows air nationwide in the U.S. on public television and CREATE, internationally, and on various digital networks. Among the numerous awards and accolades Lidia has earned are seven James Beard awards and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Host (2013 and 2018).  In 2022 Lidia received the Silver Award from APT for 25 years on Public Television. 

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Mar 15, 2023
Re-FRESH Your Approach to Wellness with Dr. Robert Graham

Sometimes the most important change is to change your mind. Thinking about your well-being in a more holistic way can be pivotal for achieving true health. In this episode Dr. Robert Graham (aka Dr. Rob, the Chef) dishes up specific, easy ways to re-FRESH your approach. He uses FRESH as an acronym for what he calls the five ingredients in the recipe to health: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness.

Dr. Graham is a Harvard-trained researcher and physician, board certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine, trained in Holistic and Functional Medicine, a public health scientist, health service researcher, TED speaker, food activist and Chef. Together for over 20 years, Dr. Rob and his wife, Julie launched FRESH Medicine. When not seeing patients, Dr. Graham trades his white lab coat for chef’s whites as an advocate for a new model of integrative, “food-first” lifestyle-focused healthcare called Culinary Medicine. Dr. Graham has a private practice in New York City, and he and Julie launched an online self-care “university” called FRESH MED U which allows people to learn remotely, on their own time, using their intrinsic motivation in order to achieve their FRESH goals and live healthier and happier lives. 

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Mar 08, 2023
Get Together for a Soup Swap with Vera Ruangtragool and Andrew Goldstein

Ever hear of a soup swap? It’s like a cookie swap but for soup, and it’s a fun and meaningful way to get people together around nourishing food.  Ellie attended one for the first time recently that was organized by friends who both happen to be community-focused health professionals. Vera Ruangtragool and Andrew Goldstein. In this episode they talk about why a soup swap has more layered wellness benefits than you might think, and how to go about organizing one.

Vera Ruangtragool is the founder and director of Truly Well, a non-profit that helps individuals and communities build happy, healthy, and meaningful lives.  Vera leads guided meditation in English and Spanish and brings people together through events that foster meaningful social connection in the US and abroad. She has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish from UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree in Spanish Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University. Through her work and everyday interactions, she is committed to advancing peace and justice through individual, community, and systemic change.

Andrew Goldstein is a public hospital primary care doctor focused on activism and organizing for a variety of health justice issues. In the food arena, he believes access to healthy, delicious food is a right and has worked against cuts to food programs like SNAP, campaigned for taxes on ultra processed foods, and fought against the often harmful policy agendas of big food corporations. At the more personal and community levels, he organizes biking foodcrawls, food swaps, and pantry shares, and has supported food-related mutual aid efforts. Andrew was part of a college eating club whose motto was "Food = Love," which has stuck with him to this very day and which he tries to have his relationship with Vera embody, whether in their food explorations and cooking together, or in sharing food with their loved ones and neighbors

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Mar 01, 2023
Commit to One Plastic Swap-Out with AJ Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs recently tried to go an entire day without touching any plastic, and he wrote about his experience in The New York Times. He talks with us here about why giving up plastic altogether is basically impossible, but how making small changes to reduce plastic use can make a huge difference for human health and the health of the planet.

AJ Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. Among his books are “The Year of Living Biblically” and “The Know-It-All.” He has told several Moth stories, and given several TED talks that have amassed over 10 million views. His latest book is “The Puzzler,” which Booklist called “ridiculously entertaining,” and The New York Times called “A romp, both fun and funny.” He was the answer to 1 Down in the March 8, 2014 New York Times crossword puzzle.  

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Feb 22, 2023
Make Vegetables the Star with Priyanka Naik

Instead of thinking of vegetables as a side dish, move them to the center of the plate and make them the star. That way they’ll be so irresistibly delicious that eating them becomes something you want to do rather than something you ought to do. Priyanka Naik is just the person to inspire us to make that happen with easy, tasty ideas. She is a self-taught, Indian vegan award-winning chef, Food Network champion, TV Personality, Author of The Modern Tiffin cookbook and columnist for The Washington Post. An avid traveler, she offers her globally inspired original recipes, with a focus on sustainability that delight vegetarians and omnivores alike

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Feb 15, 2023
Be a Minimalist for Better Skin with Dr. Diane Madfes

Dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes explains how going overboard with skin treatments can backfire, and she outlines a pared down, minimalist skin care routine for maximum glow.

Dr. Madfes is a board-certified dermatologist with an office in uptown Manhattan. An admired physician in the field, as well as Ellie’s personal dermatologist, Dr. Madfes is a published author of medical research and has been quoted in various magazines, as well as on television and radio programs. Her recent focuses are on menopausal skin issues, preventive aging modalities and wound healing.

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Feb 08, 2023
Downshift for Easier Meal Prep with Lisa Bryan

Looking for an easier, more enticing way to plan and prep healthy meals? Lisa Bryan’s got you covered. She began meal prepping several years ago, but she quickly became tired of eating leftovers and wasting food. At the same time, she realized she needed to "downshift" the accelerated pace of her life so she flipped the script on meal prep by focusing on individual ingredients. On a whim, she posted a video to YouTube that went viral and she realized how many people were out there, just like her, who wanted a fresh approach to meal planning. Now she is celebrating the release of her book “Downshiftology Healthy Meal Prep: 100+ Make-Ahead Recipes and Quick-Assembly Meals (Clarkson Potter). She’s here to share her best meal-prep tricks and tips. 

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Feb 01, 2023
Get Big Flavor with Less Salt with Maya Feller

Think eating less salt means sacrificing flavor? It doesn’t have to be that way! Yes, salt is an important ingredient for a multitude of reason, but many of us get way too much. On this episode, nationally recognized nutrition expert and cookbook author Maya Feller talks with Ellie about how she balances salt intake in her own life, and they share key ways to build flavor healthfully while relying less on the salt shaker.

Maya Feller is a registered dietitian nutritionist who received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition at New York University, shares her approachable, real food based solutions to millions of people through regular speaking engagements, writing in local and national publications, via her social media, and as a national nutrition expert on Good Morning America, GMA3: What You Need to Know and more. Her latest book is “Eating from Our Roots: 80+ Healthy Home-Cooked Favorites from Cultures Around the World” (goop Press)

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Jan 25, 2023
Discover the Joys of Seaweed with Kate Geagan and Sachi Singh

In this episode we’re talking about the most nutritious, environmentally friendly food in the world that you are probably not eating: seaweed. Guests Kate Geagan, an award-winning dietitian, sustainable nutrition pioneer, and co-founder of the non-profit Food + Planet, and Sachi Singh, the founder of Rootless, a trailblazing company which makes delicious seaweed-powered whole food nutrition bites, explain why seaweed is so good for us and the planet, and inspire us with easy, delicious ways to enjoy it. 

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Jan 18, 2023
Longevity Food with Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner discovered the five places in the world –dubbed blue zones hotspots – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. In this episode he inspires us to eat more of what he calls the #1 longevity food. Listen to find out what that is and how to make the most of it.

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author who now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities. by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date. In his new book “Blue Zones American Kitchen” Buettner uncovers the traditional roots of plant-forward cuisine in the United States.

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Jan 11, 2023
Double Down on Vegetables

In this episode Ellie reveals what she believes is the single most important thing most of us can do to eat better: double down on vegetables. Whether you are a vegetable beginner or already love them, she has you covered with easy ideas and inspirations to take it to the next level.

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Jan 04, 2023
Let Fruit Do the Work of Sugar in Desserts with Brian Levy

Real, irresistible desserts sweetened entirely by fruit ---with no added sugars as all—sounds like an impossibility, but pastry chef Brian Levy, author of Good and Sweet: A New Way to Bake with Naturally Sweet Ingredients proves it can be done. He shares his tips, tricks and ideas for better baking, just in time for the holidays.

Levy spent years making pastries the traditional way –with loads of refined sugar-- in top notch restaurants, but he discovered another world of desserts that few bakers have explored, where there is no need for cane sugar, maple syrup, honey or any artificial sweeteners. Instead he ingeniously deploys fruit (fresh, dried and juiced) and other unrefined, naturally sweet ingredients, to create sweet treats whose flavor is enriched by whole food ingredients.

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Nov 23, 2022
Get into the Spirit of Responsible Drinking with Kathleen Zelman

During the holiday season it’s easy to fall into the trap of drinking too much. But what's the definition of “too much"? What does drinking in moderation actually mean? Luckily, celebrated dietitian Kathleen Zelman is here to help us understand it all and provide strategies on how to drink more mindfully this season and beyond.

Kathleen Zelman MPH, RDN, LD, is a food, nutrition and media communication consultant, an advisor to the Distilled Spirits Council, the co-host of the ‘True Health Revealed’ podcast, and owner of No Nonsense Nutrition, LLC. She is also the former director of nutrition for WebMD where she helped build their state-of-the-art food, diet and nutrition portal.

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Nov 16, 2022
Focus on Fresh for the Holidays with Ann Taylor Pittman

One easy thing you can do to bring balance to the holidays, both health- and flavor-wise, is to focus on fresh. That doesn’t mean putting out boring salads or lame vegetable trays—it means making dishes that are vibrant and festive, crunchy, juicy and exciting. Food writer and recipe developer Ann Taylor Pittman shares her tips for making fresh, healthy holiday dishes that will be first to get gobbled up.

Ann Taylor Pittman, a long-time food writer, food editor, and recipe developer who has won two James Beard Foundation Awards. She was at Cooking Light magazine for 20 years, where she rose to oversee all food content as well as the operation of the Test Kitchen, developing thousands of gold-standard healthy recipes. She is also the author of Everyday Whole Grains. She now writes and creates recipes for Food & Wine, Southern Living, and more.


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Nov 09, 2022
Build Wellness Guardrails with Virginia Willis

Chef Virginia Willis has transformed her life since starting her health journey in 2019. She is now happier mentally and physically, and she has maintained a 65 pound weight loss. Willis has become a cheerleader for those wanting to make their own life changes, saying “If a French-trained Southern chef can do it, you can, too!”  She says a key to success is build guardrails to keep you on your healthy path. List to learn what she means by that---and prepare to be inspired!

Willis is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author and television personality, Her books include Fresh StartSecrets of the Southern TableLighten Up, Y’allBon Appétit, Y’allBasic to Brilliant, Y’allOkra, and Grits

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Nov 02, 2022
Eat to Beat Inflammation with Carolyn Williams

There are simple ways to eat to beat inflammation, which is thought to be at the root of a wide spectrum of ailments, from skin issues to heart disease. Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD explains what inflammation is and why keeping it in check is critical to whole-body health. She breaks the complex science into quick and easy steps you can take to really make a difference. Plus, she reveals her top 3 inflammation-reducing foods. She is the James Beard award winning author of two cookbooks, Meals That Heal: 100+ Everyday Anti-Inflammatory Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less (Tiller Press, June 2019) and Meals That Heal –One Pot (The Experiment, September 2022). 

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Oct 26, 2022
Have Hourly Activity Snacks with Chris Mohr

Having regular “activity snacks” is an easy thing to do that could change your life. In this episode, Chris Mohr, an internationally recognized registered dietitian with a PhD in exercise physiology, explains what an “activity snack’ is, why they can make such a difference, and how to build them into your day.

Chris is on the Men’s Health Magazine Advisory Board and has worked closely with some of the largest global food companies and corporations, as well as presented at the White House and CIA, in over 10 countries, and in most of the 50 states in the US.  He is a sought-after expert who has appeared on a variety of TV shows, contributed to the USA Today, Wall Street Journal among others.

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Oct 19, 2022
Build Flavor Healthfully with Nik Sharma

There are so many ways to build flavor into food healthfully, and there’s nobody better than Nik Sharma to explain how to do it. He is a two-time James Beard finalist and IACP winner, writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind A Brown Table, an award-winning blog. Nik started out as a molecular biologist and public health policy, and eventually quit to pursue his passion for cooking. He worked as a pastry chef in California and later become the food columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle. Both his cookbooks, The Flavor Equation and Season have been finalists for numerous awards and translated into multiple languages across the world. Listen as he explains how flavor encompasses more than you might realize, and shares his tricks for truly delicious, healthy dishes.

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Oct 12, 2022
Share Meals, Mediterranean Style with Suzy Karadsheh

The benefits of Mediterranean-style eating is not just about the food itself, it’s about a healthy approach to food, and sharing meals is central to that way of life. Suzy Karadsheh, author of The New York Times best-selling cookbook The Mediterranean Dish, and founder of the #1 ranked website, explains why sharing is so important to the Mediterranean lifestyle, and why it is such a healthful thing to do. She offers tantalizing, easy ideas for shared plates, and she and Ellie talk about why they'd rather share meals than entertain guests.

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Oct 05, 2022
Cook with the Seasons with Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin, with his renowned warmth and wisdom, shares why cooking with the seasons is such a game changer for a healthy life full of flavor. He is the author of 30+ cookbooks, and has received 16 James Beard Foundation Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. A longtime close friend of Julia Child, he starred with her in a PBS series called Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, which won both an Emmy Award and a James Beard Foundation Award. Ellie considers him one of the best culinary teachers, and biggest inspirations in the culinary world.

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Sep 28, 2022
Write Down Five Things You’re Grateful For with Louie Schwartzberg

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer whose latest film, Gratitude Revealed, takes us on a transformational, cinematic experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of gratitude. In this episode he shares his insights, and encourages us to tap into gratitude with a simple but powerful gesture of writing down five things we are grateful for.

Schwartzberg’s notable career spans more than four decades, providing breathtaking imagery to tell inspiring stories that celebrate life, with films such as Fantastic Fungi and His Soarin’ Around the World ride at Disney Theme Parks worldwide. Louie‘s three TED talks have over 65 million combined views.  

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Sep 21, 2022
Get into a Food Groove

To kick off season 2 Ellie shares “one real good thing” she thinks is key to a healthy life: establishing a consistent pattern of eating that is personalized for you. She explains why this is such a helpful thing to do and guides us on how to make it happen.

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Sep 14, 2022
Rethink Weight Loss with Michelle Cardel

Two things are true about health and weight that seem to be diametrically opposed to one another. One truth: diet culture and focusing on weight loss is toxic. And the other truth: many people in the US would be healthier and feel better if they lost weight. How do we reconcile these seemingly conflicting concerns as individuals and as a society? The conversation about it has gotten so heated that many are left confused, frustrated and vulnerable.

In this episode, Dr. Michelle Cardel, a Puerto Rican nutrition scientist, registered dietitian, the Senior Director of Global Clinical Research & Nutrition at WW, and a faculty member at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where she is also an Associate Director for the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, helps us figure it out, encouraging us to rethink how we think about weight, and assess whether we want to think about it at all. 

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Jul 13, 2022
Talk with a Farmer with Jeff Bialas

Talking with a local farmer, and knowing the right questions to ask, can be beneficial on multiple levels, from ensuring you get the best quality produce, to creating community connections, and understanding the dynamics of your local growing region.  In this episode, farmer Jeff Bialas, owner of J and A Farms in Goshen New York (where Ellie has been getting her produce for decades,) digs into the most helpful questions to ask a farmer, and he reveals a few important farmer’s market etiquette mistakes to avoid. 

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Jul 06, 2022
Enjoy More Mushrooms with Eugenia Bone

In this episode Eugenia Bone enlightens us about the incredible culinary and health benefits of mushrooms, and shares tips on how to buy, store, and prep them. She also gives us mouthwatering, easy recipe ideas, and tips on how to get into mushroom foraging. Plus she answers an all-important mushroom cooking question: should you wash mushrooms or not?

Eugenia Bone is an internationally known food and science writer who is an expert on mushrooms. She is a member of the faculty at the New York Botanical Garden where she teaches classes on mycophagy and psychedelic mushrooms; and she is the author or co-author of eight books on food and biology, including the category staple Mycophilia, and most recently, the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook (December, 2021).

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Jun 29, 2022
Eat More Beans with Joe Yonan

Beans are one of the best foods you could possibly eat--- they are packed with nutrients, they’re super-satisfying, affordable, environmentally-friendly, and their culinary possibilities are boundless. In this episode Joe Yonan, the Food and Dining Editor of The Washington Post, and author of the James Beard Award nominated cookbook “Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes,” explains why beans can help us live longer, healthier lives, and inspires us with creative, easy ways to use them. He also shares some key cooking tips and sets the record straight with important bean-myth busting.

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Jun 22, 2022
Learn the Power of Saying No with Patricia Bannan

If you are a people pleaser it can be tough to say “no,” but that one little word can be a powerful form of self-care that can ultimately help you be more present when you are needed most. In this episode Patricia Bannan, a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist, healthy cooking expert, and author of From Burnout to Balance: 60+ Healing Recipes and Simple Strategies to Boost Mood, Immunity, Focus, and Sleep discusses how to effectively tap the power of saying no.

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Jun 14, 2022
Reap the Rewards of Volunteering with Claire Babineaux-Fontenot

You might volunteer in your community with the intention of helping others, but in the process, you will reap profound rewards that propel your own well-being. On this episode Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, who was named a TIME 2020 Most Influential Person discusses the incredible rewards of volunteering and how to go about doing so in your community.  She also shares her very surprising personal story that is at the core of who she is and the incredible work she does.

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Jun 07, 2022
Eat Real Food with Marion Nestle

Healthy eating boils down to one thing, says Marion Nestle, “eat real food.” Find out exactly what she means by that, whether she considers pizza a real food, and the bona fide evidence that sticking to real foods can have big benefits.

Marion Nestle has been one of the most important voices in food and nutrition for decades. She is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She is also Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.  Nestle earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley. She has written and edited more than a dozen books and she blogs regularly on her website

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May 29, 2022
Learn to Make Amazing Tofu with Mark Reinfeld

Knowing how to cook tofu, and make it really delicious, can open a door to a whole world of incredible, healthy dishes, for omnivores and vegans alike. In this episode, Mark Reinfeld, an award-winning chef and educator with over 25 years’ experience preparing innovative vegan cuisine, shares his secrets for making great tofu dishes, including fast, family-friendly meals.

In 2017, Mark Reinfeld was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. He was the founding chef of The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, voted "Best Restaurant on Kaua’I” and he has written eight acclaimed books, including Vegan Fusion World Cuisine which was named “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA."   He conducts virtual and in-person culinary trainings around the world. 

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May 22, 2022
Take Food Seriously with Mark Bittman

If you think nutritious, affordable, environmentally-friendly food is a right for all, there are things you can do, large and small, to move the needle in that direction. In this episode Mark Bittman, a leading voice in global food culture and policy for more than three decades, discusses why taking food seriously is a key mindset shift that can really make a difference.

Bittman has written thirty books, including the How to Cook Everything series, Food Matters, and two books in 2021: Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food from Sustainable to Suicidal, and Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole Grain Baking for Every Day. He spent three decades at The New York Times, where he created “The Minimalist” and his 2007 Ted Talk, “What’s wrong with what we eat,” has been viewed five million times. He is a fellow at Yale and is on the faculty of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, and has won numerous awards for both journalism and books. Bittman is currently the editor-in-chief of The Bittman Project, which sponsors a newsletter, website, and the podcast “Food, with Mark Bittman.” 

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May 15, 2022
Tap into the Pleasure of Movement with Aimee Cox

“Movement is powerful medicine!” says Aimee Cox, anthropologist, Yale professor, dancer and instructor for The Class’s Pleasure Your Self series. She explains how tapping into the pleasure of movement by acknowledging and honoring what feels good to your body, can not only inspire you to be more active, it can impact just about every aspect of your life. 

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May 08, 2022
Optimize Natural Light in Your Home with Anita Yokota

The amount of natural light in our homes can profoundly affect our feeling of well-being. Licensed therapist and interior designer Anita Yokota explains why, and she shares easy design strategies for optimizing light in your home, no matter where you live. She also reveals the answer to the number one question she gets: “What is the perfect white paint color?”

Anita Yokota’s background as both a licensed therapist and interior designer makes her uniquely attuned to how the home environment affects emotional health. Since beginning her blog in 2016, her relatable, positive energy and intuitive eye for great design have attracted a large and passionate audience. Her book Home Therapy: Interior Design for Increasing Happiness, Boosting Confidence, and Creating Calm comes out in December 2022.

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May 01, 2022
Fit Cultural Foods on Your Plate with Ashley Carter and Jasmine Westbrooks from EatWell Exchange

You don’t have to give up your cultural foods to be healthy. In fact, including them is one of the healthiest things you can do. In this episode, Jasmine Westbrooks and Ashley Carter, two registered dietitian nutritionists who founded EatWell Exchange, a nonprofit that teaches low socioeconomic communities how to grow their own food, cook foods in a healthier way, and become more educated about their cultural foods share why this is so important and how to make it happen in your life.

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Apr 24, 2022
Episode 16: Roll Up Your Sleeves, Go Outside and Get Some Food with Tamar Haspel

Tamar Haspel calls herself a “crappy gardener” but she’s here to tell us it’s totally do-able to go outside and get what she calls “first hand food,” by foraging, fishing, gardening and more. She shares why doing so can be so transformative, and gives us easy ways to start, no matter where you live.

Tamar writes the James Beard Award-winning Washington Post column Unearthed, which tackles food from every angle: agriculture, nutrition, obesity, the food environment. She’s also written for DiscoverVoxSlateFortuneEater, and Edible Cape Cod. Her new book about gleaning dinner from the world around you is TO BOLDLY GROW: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard. 

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Apr 18, 2022
Be Kinder Than You Need to Be with Emma Poole

Emma Poole, Ellie’s personal favorite yoga instructor, infuses her classes with intuitive movement, storytelling, and wisdom from her own experience and practice. Ellie was deeply affected by the thoughts Emma shared during class one day about being “kinder than you need to be.” Regardless of whether you are into yoga, it’s a notion which seems quite simple on the surface, but it can have a huge ripple effect in your life and in the world around you.

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Apr 11, 2022
Eat Whole Plants, Top to Bottom with Farmer Lee Jones

Farmer Lee Jones, from the Chef’s Garden in Ohio, which his family has owned for decades and supplies produce for the best chefs in the country, encourages us to enjoy whole plant eating, from the root to the fruit. After listening to this you will be inspired to make the most of those often tossed-out carrot tops, broccoli stems, Brussels sprout leaves and more. He also enlightens us about regenerative agriculture and why he uses it on the farm. 

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Apr 03, 2022
Write Down Family Recipes with Eric Kim

Eric Kim, New York Times staff writer and columnist for The New York Times Magazine spent a year cooking with his mother Jean for his book Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home. He and Ellie discuss how writing down family recipes can enrich your life in profound ways, and the (often funny) challenges that can arise in the process. 

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Mar 28, 2022
Learn Quick-Fixes for Cooking Mistakes to Inspire Kitchen Confidence with Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli, host of Supermarket Stakeout and Alex Versus America on Food Network, cookbook author, and Executive Chef of Butter in New York City, shares quick food fixes to help us recover from common cooking mistakes and inspire more confidence in the kitchen.  

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Mar 21, 2022
Cook Once, Eat Thrice, Waste Zero with Rosanne Rust

Internationally recognized nutrition expert and author of Zero Waste Cooking for Dummies, Rosanne Rust, RDN, reveals how to get three amazing meals out of one by taking advantage of dishes she calls “food waste heroes.” 

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Mar 14, 2022
Link Saying “Thanks” to Feeling Thankful with Georgian Benta

With over 700 episodes recorded on his The Gratitude Podcast, Georgian Benta is an explorer of the world of gratitude. Gratitude has been the most efficient tool for making life better for him and he is passionate about sharing his journey. He shares one simple but profoundly impactful way to add more gratitude to your everyday life. 

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Mar 07, 2022
Add Garlic for Flavor and Health with Toby Amidor

Garlic doesn’t only add big flavor, it has compounds that help support immune health. In this episode, Ellie dishes about garlic’s benefits, and explores different ways to use it, with Toby Amidor, registered dietitian, nutrition expert for and the author of eight cookbooks, including her most recent, The Family Immunity Cookbook.

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Feb 27, 2022
Rethink Freezer Meals with Ali Rosen

There are a lot of misconceptions and mistakes made around freezer meals, but guest Ali Rosen has us covered with surprising possibilities, and wisdom for creating the best quality frozen dishes, without having to try too hard. Emmy and James Beard Award nominated host of Potluck with Ali Rosen on NYC Life and author of Modern Freezer Meals, she helps us bust out of the dated mindset about freezing meals and approach them in a modern way, “as a gift for your future self.”

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Feb 20, 2022
Get Together for a Walk with Dr. Nadya Swedan

Taking a walk outside with a friend is a simple activity that has a surprisingly big impact on our wellbeing. In this episode Dr Nadya Swedan, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist in private practice in NYC, and author of The Active Woman's Health and Fitness Handbook, reveals the many benefits of this “one real good thing” and offers helpful tips for doing it safely, effectively and comfortably.

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Feb 13, 2022
Eat More Dark Leafy Greens with Tracye McQuirter

In this episode Ellie talks with Tracye McQuirter, public health nutritionist; transformative leader in the field of plant-based nutrition; author of Ageless Vegan; and founder of the 10 Million Black Vegan Women movement. No matter your diet, whether you are an omnivore like Ellie or vegan like Tracye, this “one real good thing” holds true: one of the best things you can do for your health is to eat more dark leafy greens. Listen to find out practical and delicious ways to make that happen and why McQuirter says “The glow is in the greens!”

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Feb 06, 2022
Spice-Up Everyday Healthy Ingredients with Dr. Linda Shiue

Here, Dr. Linda Shiue, MD, a physician, chef and author of the cookbook Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes explains the transformative power of using spices in food. She explains how spices not only make food flavorful and exciting, they have powerful health benefits too. Dr. Shuie discusses how to get started using more spices without being overwhelmed, and she reveals her top 5 spice picks.

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Jan 30, 2022
Swap out Beef (Most of the Time) with Dr. David Katz

In this episode, Ellie interviews Dr. David Katz, MD a globally renowned expert in disease prevention, health promotion, lifestyle medicine, and nutrition; founder and former director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; and President/Founder of the non-profit True Health Initiative. He talks with Ellie about why swapping beef out of your diet most of the time is important to our personal health and the health of our planet. They discuss specific small steps to reduce beef intake without having to cut it out entirely, and dish about the bounty of satisfying foods to enjoy instead.  

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Jan 23, 2022
Approach Food as Self Care, Not Self Control with Christy Harrison

In this episode Ellie speaks with Christy Harrison, registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, author of the book Anti-Diet, and host of the podcast Food Psych. Christy’s “one real good thing” –to approach food as self-care, not self-control---is an important shift in mentality that can help us move away from damaging diet culture toward true well-being. Christy and Ellie discuss how to practice “gentle nutrition” and find freedom, balance and pleasure with food.

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Jan 16, 2022
Let Go of Ambition in the Kitchen: Good is Good Enough! with Jenna Helwig

Ellie speaks with Jenna Helwig, author of the cookbook Bare Minimum Dinners and the food director at Real Simple magazine. Jenna’s “one real good thing”—to let go of ambition in the kitchen-- sounds counterintuitive at first, but here she reveals how taking a step back can actually help you enjoy more healthy home-cooked meals in a stress-free way.  Listen as she shares some of her favorite supermarket shortcuts, while Ellie also reveals her own hack for Indian food takeout and her secret kitchen mantra.


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Jan 10, 2022
Reframe Food as Usually, Sometimes or Rarely (Notice there is no Never)

In this first episode of her podcast, Ellie speaks directly with listeners, introducing us to “one real good thing” that she thinks is one of the most transformative changes we can make. It’s a simple shift in mindset away from the all-or-nothing approach so many fad diets advocate, toward a more balanced, realistic food philosophy that is the foundation of all of her delicious, healthy recipes. Join Ellie as she helps us get out of the good/bad food trap and shares how her Usually, Sometimes and Rarely food perspective can put you on a lifelong path of flavorful, healthy eating.

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Dec 30, 2021