Don’t Be Duped – General Mills Cherrios Protein

In June, General Mills finally caved to mounting consumer pressure and agreed to remove artificial flavors and food dyes from their breakfast cereals over the next two to three years.

Children cheered and moms everywhere breathed a sigh of relief – one less thing to worry about.

While I am glad to hear they are removing the […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Processed Food, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Breast Cancer Fighting Walnut, Barley and Greens Vegetable Soup

You’ve probably heard the stats. About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life.

What you may not have heard is that what you eat can dramatically improve those odds.

This week I made a vegetable soup from one of Candice Kumai’s recipes in her new book Clean Green […]

End of Summer Skillet Vegetable Salad

Toward the end of summer, when the days are still hot and farm fresh vegetables are abundant, a healthy dinner can be fast and easy.

I love this skillet salad. Chopped and diced fresh vegetables are quickly seared in a smokin’ hot cast iron skillet, then tossed with a cilantro-lime dressing. By adding a can of […]

Fast Food’s Impact on School Kids’ Grades

If you have a school-age child, you are likely doing much to help them succeed. You read with them, double check their homework, and offer emotional support. You attend parent-teacher conferences and review grades and test scores. You don’t want your child to just “pass” to the next grade. You want your child to excel […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Fast Food and Restaurant Meals, Healthy Eating, Kids|0 Comments

The Astonishing Truth About Chronic Disease

I thought it was inevitable.

Type 2 diabetes. Heart Disease. Hypertension. Stroke. Cancer.

Chronic diseases and conditions like these are prevalent, affecting so many people that we know and love.

I thought it was just a part of life. Developing a chronic disease of some kind as I aged was highly likely, and there wasn’t much I could […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

The Amazing Onion – Health Benefits and Recipes

I planted onions for the first time this spring. Over the weeks I watched the bulbs grow into creamy white globes topped by long, green shoots. When the tops fell over (literally, they fall down) I pulled them up, rinsed them off and set them on my patio table to dry in the hot summer […]

Greek Marinated Stuffed Portobellos

What happens when you combine white wine, garlic, olive oil, feta, spinach and herbs with a thick and meaty portobello mushroom cap and a really hot grill pan?

A super-fast and delicious light summer dinner!

You may have seen mushroom caps topped with spinach and cheese, under plastic wrap in the “ready to cook” section of the […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes|0 Comments

Roasted Radishes with Browned Butter

After a couple of weeks of cool, rainy weather, including a night below freezing, I ventured around to the side yard where my onions and radishes are planted.

Yowza!  My self-watering planters were bursting with nearly overgrown English Breakfast radishes.

I pulled up a dozen or more, and brought them inside.  These blushing beauties were the first […]

Asparagus Nutrition, Health Benefits and Recipes

I didn’t always like asparagus. My childhood exposures to this nutritious green vegetable were of the overgrown and overcooked variety. Mushy or woody and stringy, I didn’t care for it.

Later in life I was happily introduced to thin, tender asparagus spears, properly trimmed and barely cooked to crisp-tender perfection.   A new food love was born!

I […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Vegetable Recipes|2 Comments

Culinary Herb Garden Benefits

Each spring I start my kitchen garden by planting some culinary herbs. It’s enjoyable work, out on the back deck with the warm spring sun on my back.

I pull the remnants of last season’s dead plants from the pots, add some organic fertilizer and mix it around with a hand trowel. Then I pull the […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Herbs|0 Comments
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