Living Well


The Ample Charm of Persimmons

By Lauren Banks, RD If you’ve never seen a persimmon before, you might say it looks like a tomato or an apple, but the persimmon is quite distinct in the fruit family. When a persimmon is ripe, it’s one of the sweetest of all fruits. …more


Fun Ways to Incorporate Pumpkin in your Diet

By Lauren Banks, R.D. Fall is here and that means pumpkins are everywhere! It’s no surprise that pumpkins—a bright-colored winter squash—have some great nutrients, but did you know that pumpkin even has some protein? There’s about 1.16 grams of... …more


Lemon: The Fresh and Zesty, Multipurpose Citrus Fruit

By Lauren Banks, R.D. Lemons are widely known and used in many types of cuisines throughout the world. But did you know they are the result of crossbreeding citron, one of the original citrus fruits, with lime and other unidentified fruit species?  ... …more


Basil: King of Herbs

By Misty Miranda, RDN, LD Basil, whose Latin name is Ocimum, is an herb that is part of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family. It is native to Asia and grows best in tropical and subtropical regions. It is often referred to as the “king of herbs,” given its... …more


Peach, Gorgonzola, and Bacon Pizza

When you think of pizza, the image that comes to mind most likely involves tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and pepperoni. But the idea of what a pizza can be can go far beyond that. This month, HHS Chef Stephen Bloomer introduces us to a creative, new... …more


Sweet as a Peach

By Misty Miranda, RDN, LD Peaches are a stone fruit known for their juicy natural sweetness and their soft, fuzzy skin. In the United States, most peaches are grown in California and the southern states, including Georgia, which is known as The Peach... …more


The Beautiful Blood Orange

By Atlanta Macklin RDN, LD The blood orange, with its signature crimson-colored flesh, is the result of a natural mutation of the common navel orange. The deep red color of this fruit comes from a pigment called anthocyanin, which is also responsible... …more


Fantastic Fennel

By Kayla Michaud, RD, LDN Fennel originated in the Mediterranean region and plays an important role in Italian cuisine as well as other cuisines from around the world. It primarily grows in coastal climates and on riverbanks, with most of the fennel... …more


Frisée - A Versatile and Distinctive Salad Green

By: Kayla Michaud, RD Frisée is a type of salad green in the chicory family; it is also called curly endive and is made up of long, narrow, curly leaves. It has been used in European countries for some time but it wasn’t until the 1990’s that frisée... …more


Year-Round Benefits of Mango

By: Mackenzie Elrod, R.D. Hailed as one of the most popular fruits in the world, mangoes were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago. Interestingly, in this region it is believed that gifting someone a basket of mangoes indicates friendship, and... …more