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Anna Dvorak

Nutrition, wellness consultant

Your Voices
September 14, 2010
Cut the Sugar

Cut the Sugar

A healthy breakfast is a must for all of us - especially children. Rethinking breakfast means kicking the sugar cereal habit - for good.
Your Voices
August 9, 2010
A Pitch for Summer Vegetables

A Pitch for Summer Vegetables

No more guilt, no more shame, no more composting extra vegetables!
Your Voices
July 7, 2010
Eating for Color

Eating for Color

What's shrubby with shiny green leaves and little blue dots all over?
Your Voices
June 18, 2010

Eating Together

The beauty of making time to share a family meal is that it can be put into practice over and over again – with lasting results.
Taste
June 3, 2010

Eating Summer Greens

Fresh greens from local gardens, CSAs and farmers markets are among the first gifts of the season.
Your Voices
May 20, 2010
Aromatherapy for a Healing Environment

Aromatherapy for a Healing Environment

Robert Tisserand, a leading educator in the therapeutic action of essential oils, will be in town this weekend sharing a wealth of knowledge about the science and practical application of the oils in hospitals, clinics and other health care settings.
Your Voices
May 13, 2010
Valuing Time for Retreat

Valuing Time for Retreat

A retreat is so much more than a vacation - it is important time spent nourishing and replenishing the body, mind and spirit.
Home & Garden
April 29, 2010
CSAs, Backyard Gardens and Container Herbs

CSAs, Backyard Gardens and Container Herbs

A little spring planning can turn into tasty rewards with a garden created almost anywhere.
Your Voices
April 20, 2010
A Healthy, Organic Home for Our Children

A Healthy, Organic Home for Our Children

Healthy decisions that we make for our children at home have the potential to have a lasting legacy or their lives - and our planet.
Taste
April 7, 2010

A Dose of Daily Green

Ever wonder how in the world you can achieve the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day? A green and delicious solution, enough to fill a glass.
Your Voices
March 26, 2010
The Whole Egg

The Whole Egg

Consider the chicken when you're looking at which eggs to buy.
Your Voices
March 17, 2010

The sap is running! The sap is running!

Maple syrup is a naturally wonderful – and local! – sweetener that is a healthier alternative to sugar and a welcome harbinger of spring.
Your Voices
March 10, 2010
Making it simple.

Making it simple.

Trying to keep up with latest reports of health claims on packaged foods is exhausting, but the solution can be simple: making a return to eating whole foods.
Your Voices
March 1, 2010

What's in your cupboard?

March is the month for Minnesota's largest food drive – something worth knowing and contributing to in any amount.
Variety
February 23, 2010

Shifting towards an organic diet

Making a change to eating more organic foods can potentially be about changing habits – not just ingredients.
Taste
February 14, 2010

Local foods from our own (regional) backyard

Local means something different to everyone - a backyard, a 100 miles or even a region, but to me it means nearby and small of scale, with heart and a commitment to a high standard of quality.
Your Voices
February 3, 2010

How do you eat local on the tundra?

Making a commitment to eating local, seasonal foods doesn't end when the ground freezes.
Your Voices
January 18, 2010
Local + Seasonal Street Foods in India

Local + Seasonal Street Foods in India

Taking an adventurous route of eating through the India is a lesson in eating very locally and seasonally, with a little spice of risk management thrown in, for unexpected and delicious rewards.
Your Voices
January 2, 2010

A day in a summer garden

An unexpected summer spent developing a community garden led to a special day - and a special friendship.
Your Voices
December 11, 2009
Bags of masala (spices) at an outdoor market

A cup of masala chai

Exploring the sights, sounds and flavors of Mumbai by walking through neighborhoods and tasting the foods and drink, we've found that one of the most delicious daily occurrences is a cup of masala chai - unadorned and simply prepared.
Your Voices
December 2, 2009
Filling and tying tamales

Kitchen wisdom

Sharing food stories, techniques or treasured secret ingredients can be a wonderful and unexpected opening into another world.
Your Voices
November 18, 2009

Think about your food. And enjoy.

Inspired by the season but put into practice all year long, my recipe for eating and living well is part love, part appreciation, and part thanks - mixed well, stirred often, and shared with everyone around me.
Your Voices
November 10, 2009

Rethinking the food budget

What if a choice to move toward organic ingredients could help wean us away from poor food choices, by focusing on the bottom line of the food budget?
Your Voices
October 31, 2009
Beautiful, delicious, (local!) organic winter squash and pumpkin.

Sourcing affordable, organic foods

If you have made a goal of incorporating more organic foods into your diet, it can be helpful to find ways to turn that intention into a habit - and learning how to make affordable choices can help that habit to stick.
Your Voices
October 22, 2009

Our local food coops create a healthy, vibrant community

October is National Cooperative Month. I feel fortunate to live in a community that values the food coop movement to such a large extent which provides us with incredible access to healthy, local and organic foods year-round.