About: Carrie Schneider-Miller MS RD

Recent Posts by Carrie Schneider-Miller MS RD


Kale has been getting a lot of attention lately for its versatility in recipes and its rich nutrient content.  Kale is a leafy vegetable that is in the same family as collard and mustard greens.  The most common kale is green but other kale varieties are purple, white, and pink.  Like other green leafy vegetables kale is loaded with vitamins and minerals: calcium, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin K.  Kale contains antioxidants that

Edamame 101

Edamame in Japanese means “beans on a branch.”  Edamame is most often found in Asian cuisine but has found its way into American cuisine.  Edamame is a fancy word for soybeans that are well developed but soft and green.  American farmers lead the world in growing soybeans but not the one that are being called “vegetable soy beans, or edamame.”  American farmers that grow soybeans do not harvested them until they are brown and the beans inside are dry and

Peas – What is the difference?

My mother-in-law recently gave me a bag of snap peas from the garden.  She wasn't sure what type of peas she had.  They were sugar snap peas.  Continue reading to learn how to tell the different between snap, snow, and garden peas.  As well as when to pick garden fresh peas and how to cook peas. snappeas Sugar Snap Peas have pods that are plump, and round.  Sugar snap pea pods are edible. Choose sugar snap peas that are bright green, firm,