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Eating The Rainbow

Chef/host David Jackson creates an impressive poulet jardin, which translates to chicken in the garden. It's eight tasty and well-presented recipes in one, most of them plant-based and colorful, and artfully arranged on a huge silver platter. David begins the show on location, shopping for a rainbow of vegetables at the Joshua Tree Certified Farmer's Market near his desert home. Then it's into the kitchen to prepare herb-roasted whole chicken, grilled zucchini and asparagus (green), roast cauliflower (winter white), sauteed red cabbage (blue/purple), roast butternut squash (orange/yellow), crumb crusted tomatoes (red) and glazed carrots (orange). Then he joins resident dietician Elizabeth Kelsey for a colorful "Second Helpings" segment to discuss why naturally occurring blue/purple foods help prevent heart disease, why green/yellow veggies combat macular degeneration, why the Lycopene in red foods, like ripe tomatoes, is such a powerful anti-oxidant and why orange fruits and vegetables help moderate blood sugar and improve immune function. And once the apron is off, David wraps up the episode with another outdoor "Earn What You Eat" message. This time it's some careful, age-appropriate rock climbing at Joshua Tree National Park, reminding viewers that we're never too old to explore and have fun while we keep fit and nimble... ish.

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Food Over 50

What better place to introduce our "Seafood Diet" episode than by the sea. We certainly do not need to live close to salt water to enjoy fresh fish and shell fish these days. But one thing is certain: as we age, the lean, healthy, tasty, aquatic protein and Omega-3 sources from seafood are very welcome to command a greater portion of our diets. This in turn can lessen our consumption of fatty red meats! David prepares a mixed bag of seafood specialties, starting with a fabulous first course, Crab In A Cradle.

  • 2020-02-29T23:00:00-08:00
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Food Over 50

Farm-to-table cooking is mighty popular these days, but unless we have our own backyard garden, farm-to-table is often easier said than done. That's why chef/host David Jackson stands in front of a corn field to introduce us to "Garden Variety Cooking." In this episode David emphasizes the plant-based, but not necessarily plant-exclusive theme of many of his recipes.

  • 2020-03-07T23:00:00-08:00
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Food Over 50

There's no denying we all have a sweet tooth, but as we age and our A1c levels often tend to climb, lowering our refined sugar consumption makes a lot of sense. But what about our sweet tooth? Who wants to give up dessert? The first season of Food Over 50 brought us several delicious dessert options with zero refined sugar in David's initial "Sweet Things" episode. Season 2 is back with a second helping of healthier and more nutritious desserts in the episode "Sweet Things 2." Did you know that pears are high in fiber?

  • 2020-03-15T00:00:00-07:00
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