Are you sometimes confused about what to eat? Does it seem like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want to lose weight but don’t know where to look, or what to believe? Almost everyone I know answers yes to at least one of these questions. Yet decades of research and thousands of studies have shown that approximately 80% of chronic conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke can be prevented through modifiable lifestyle changes like diet. 80%! So why are people continuing to gain weight and suffering from preventable diseases that compromise their wellbeing and longevity? As a nutrition scientist, health expert, and food personality, I write, speak, teach, and cook to help put an end to nutrition confusion. I’m so glad you found me! Please poke around my website to see the different ways I help people harness the power of food to live their healthiest, most delicious lives. You, too, can enjoy a longer life, free of chronic disease, by learning to balance the science of nutrition with the pleasure of eating. We’ll do it, together, one delectable bite at a time.

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Summer on a Plate: Caprese, Meet Peaches

Luscious peaches dripping with juice come together with sweet summer tomatoes, local mozzarella, and basil for a sumptuous summer salad. Make it now. It doesn’t get much prettier or simpler than this. In a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, this ravishing play on caprese salad screams summer with the addition of juicy peaches. The traditional ingredients…

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I cooked my heart out for the extraordinary Nigella Lawson (aka, the Domestic Goddess) in the search for America's "best undiscovered cook" on ABC's 2015 season of The Taste. You can now download episodes here. (I am especially prominent in episode 4.)

PK Newby on The Taste


Mini Pumpkin Pies aka Pumpkin Tarts (Recipe)

Leftover pumpkin pie filling and graham cracker crumbs lead to a follow-up batch of tartlets, making post-Thanksgiving meals even yummier. Question: What happens when you have leftover pumpkin pie filling and a quarter box of graham cracker crumbs remaining? Answer: Individual-sized pumpkin pie tarts that are just as luscious as the real thing. (Well, almost. I didn’t go all out…

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Learn more about my philosophy on food and nutrition, farm to fork, by watching my sizzle reel.


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