All About Tastebuds

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 1:56 pm

I have a confession to make that will not make me popular at this time of year. I don’t love pumpkin pie.

During my childhood I was highly enthusiastic about this classic concoction of pureed squash and spices baked into a pastry crust. But in recent years, I approach the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a sense of dread. “Oh no, it’s pumpkin dessert season again,” I think as I spy the first crop of pumpkin rolls, frosted pumpkin cookies and bite-size orange tartlets in the bakery aisle of my local grocery store.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 9:36 am

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Kim Valentour talks with the Los Angeles based health food specialist and author, Chef AJ.

Chef AJ talks with Valentour about her battle with cancer and how she overcame her diagnosis through better eating habits and a healthier lifestyle.

Chef AJ also discusses how to make healthy food delicious, the principles of healthy eating, and even a few quick and easy recipes.

Chef AJ’s new book Unprocessed is available now.

Fri, Oct 26, 2012 10:13 am

Witches and Bats and Frankenstein…OH MY!  Halloween parades, costume parties and trick-or-treat are hauntingly popping up and the Goblins are hungry!  How in the fright do you feed them?  I have an autumn recipe that I hope you’ll enjoy making for many moons to come.

Thu, Oct 25, 2012 10:55 am

Trick or Treat! Scare up some delicious Halloween recipes from kid-friendly snacks to Fall desserts. We promise none of these recipes are too spooky or scary! PBS Parents has some great Halloween safety tips and PBS character costume ideas. Use these unique and interesting ideas to make your Halloween special. Happy Halloween!



Fri, Oct 12, 2012 9:54 am

I’m a bit of a finicky eater that doesn’t like fancy food. I grew up in a meat and potato kind of environment, and tried Mexican food only because they served tacos with my elementary school lunch.

As a child I could guarantee that dinner would consist of some kind of meat (probably fried), potatoes (which I had to peel every day of my childhood) and a vegetable.