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Summer is just around the corner and we all want to lose a few pounds to fit into the perfect outfit or swimsuit. I have listed a few foods with magical fat burning properties to help you with this dreaded task of weigh loss. Just remember – not one food alone can do the job. You have to have a plan and a purpose. Make sure you are eating the proper amount of calories for your body. Here are a few Tummy Tightening Foods to help get you on the right track to a slimmer summer: 1. Oats...

  I’m crazy about fall foods. I love apples and squash and most of all I love… chili. I honestly could eat it every day. No exaggeration. In my book, EatingWell’s Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili, with a green salad on the side, is not only a perfectly wholesome, yummy dinner—it’s an ideal get-skinny supper because it contains 5 ingredients that...

Artichokes can seem pretty intimidating — they’re big, green, bulbous and prickly. If this keeps you from buying them fresh at the market, it shouldn’t. We’re here to show you the different ways to clean, trim and prepare artichokes for cooking — and then we’ll show you how to eat them. The first step is learning how to clean the artichokes, which is probably the most involved part. All you have to do is remove the lower leaves, trim the spiky leaf tips with scissors, trim the stem with a knife, and...

Olives come in all shapes and sizes. Green, purple, black; pitted, stuffed, spiced; Kalamata, Nicoise, Sicilian; they all have a unique and fragrant flavor profile. And while they’re very tasty and satisfying on their own — and even more so as a snack alongside an evening cocktail — they’re also well suited for taking your favorite dishes up a notch. Planning on making fish for dinner? Dress it up with an olive and mint relish. In the mood for pasta? With just some olives and fresh herbs, dinner is served. Tired...

Just as I was about to extol the many virtues of Peter Kaminsky’s new book, brilliantly titled Culinary Intelligence: The Art of Eating Healthy (and Really Well), I happened upon a dose of Culinary Insanity in the food pages of today’s New York Times. In an article about an exemplary initiative to teach doctors about nutrition, a recipe appears that is...