You Say...Potato Salad
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00am
In a large bowl, stir together sour cream, salad dressing, hot pepper sauce and skim milk.
Zorba Paster: Let's Talk About CoQ10
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:00am
Dear Doc: My best friend said I should take CoQ10. He has read it makes your heart stronger, prevents heart attacks and increases energy. If it’s that good, why don’t doctors prescribe it? What’s the scoop? — T.C. from Madison.
Dear T.C.: You're right to question this. Anything that...
Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:00am
Blend half of the veggies with the tomato juice. Fold in the remaining vegetables. Add in the garlic, olive oil and vinegar. Chill overnight. Season to taste and enjoy!
Tuscan Grilled Pork Chops
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8:00am
Smear the pork chops with 1 teaspoon of the extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper; set aside at room temperature (no longer than 1 hour).
Zorba Paster: Colon Cancer Screening Can Be A Financial Nightmare
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00am
Dear Doc: I love your radio show and because I can’t listen on Saturday mornings, I podcast it (thank you for that). I would love if you could comment on the recent colon cancer screening discussion of finding out procedure coding and costs before the procedure. I’m a paralegal and I’m shocked by...
Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:00am
In a small saucepan, cover the quinoa with the water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly fluff the quinoa with a fork and cover it again.
Cucumber Snap Pea Salad
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 8:00am
Prepare a bowl of ice water. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the snap peas. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly and then drain and dump the peas into the ice water to stop the cooking and set the color.
Zorba Paster: End Of Life And The Importance Of Power Of Attorney
Friday, July 15, 2016, 11:00am
Dr. Paster: Thank you for your discussion of end-of-life care for an Alzheimer’s patient. It reinforced how inappropriate so much end-of-life care is for anyone with dementia. That fact that your mom’s doctor didn’t stop torturing your mom until you uttered the "S" word (sue), is amazing. You’re a...
Zorba Paster: Thai Food Allergy? A Shellfish Reader Question
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:00am
Dear Doc: My husband became allergic to shellfish in his 40s. We both love Thai food. Absolutely love it. We never get any shellfish when we order. Because we love it I decided to learn how to make it. Shock of shocks – fish sauce is a key ingredient in Thai food. Doesn’t this Thai...
Thai Chicken & Cashew Stir Fry
Saturday, July 9, 2016, 8:00am
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, flat-bottom, carbon-steel wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Zorba Paster: Body Fat Questions? Use The Mirror Test
Friday, July 8, 2016, 11:00am
Dr. Z: I’m a healthy man of nearly 63. I run three miles three times weekly. I do a light resistance workout twice a week. I eat right, lots of fruits and veggies, little red meat and a handful of almonds almost every day. I’m fond of food and craft beer, so I’m probably about 10-...
Pat's Summer Rolls
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 8:00am
In a small bowl, stir together the lime juice, oil, vinegar, mustard, soy sauce and brown sugar until the sugar dissolves; set aside.
Zorba Paster: New FDA Food Labels, A Side By Side Comparison
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 11:00am
If you want to eat right you have to know what you’re eating, of course. But those food labels can be confusing. Now there is set to be new labeling. I’ve included a photo of two labels side by side, the old label and the new one. What the Food and Drug Administration wanted was a...
Grilled Chicken Salad With Mango & Avocado
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00am
Combine oil, juice, chutney, soy sauce, and ginger in a small bowl. Place chicken on large plate; spoon 2 tablespoons oil mixture over chicken, reserving the rest for the salad. Turn chicken to coat, and let stand 5 minutes.
Zorba Paster: The Anger About Drug Pricing Is Well Warranted
Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:00am
Dear Doc: You were right! Again! I took my prescriptions to several local pharmacies and none of them, not one of them, would tell me prices unless I let them run prescriptions through. I couldn’t get the price without having them filled.
Is this fair? I don’t think so. I compare prices...
Zorba Paster: Loneliness May Be A Risk Factor For Heart Attacks
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11:00am
Loneliness is awful. I was very lonely as a child — as an only child. My mom would have what we modern parents call “playdates,” but that wasn’t the same as having a sibling to romp around with. I was small, geeky and no good at any sport with a ball, which put me in the...
Zorba Paster: Marijuana, Death, and Me
Monday, June 13, 2016, 11:00am
Sometimes it’s just fun to share some of the letters I get. Keep in mind when I say letters, I don’t mean the kind my mom would write to me in longhand, but other more modern letters — emails, Tweets, Facebook comments and, of course, the very rare handwritten letters I get. Here...
Breakfast Pasta Frittata
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00am
Preheat the broiler. In a nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the sausage and cook and crumble with a fork until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove to a small bowl. Add the bell pepper to the skillet and cook until almost tender, about 6 minutes. Add the scallions and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Scrape the sausage back into the pan and season with salt and pepper.
Zorba Paster: Sitting Is The New Smoking
Monday, June 6, 2016, 11:00am
I know, I know. I harp on smoking all the time. All the time. Everyone knows they should quit, even long-term smokers. But for some, they still need convincing — something more concrete than just, "I know I should do it." Well, how about money? Money, money, money. A recent study...