Flax Seed vs. Drugs for High Blood Pressure

If you have hypertension, or high blood pressure, you know it is important to get it under control. It’s a serious condition that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. If your blood pressure is consistently above normal (120/80,) your doctor may prescribe blood pressure lowering medication. While these drugs help, they come with a [...]

By | 2016-12-20T18:50:09+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Grains, Healthy Eating|2 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 [...]

Tex-Mex Bulgur Bowl

You won’t miss the meat in this delicious bulgur bowl!  Last week, while I was perusing my recipe binder and planning the new week’s dinner menu, I ran across an old favorite from Cooking Light - Tex-Mex Rice Bowl.  I decided to make a meatless version to rev up the nutritional value. In this new [...]

Are You Doing “Whole Grain” the Right Way?

The mantra to “eat more whole grains” can be heard everywhere.  The pages of your favorite magazines recommend  “whole grains” for better weight management.  Your doctor recommends you eat whole grains for dietary fiber.  And the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of the grain that we eat be “whole grain.” [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:28+00:00 May 17th, 2013|Grains, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a breakfast favorite at our house.  I serve it at least once a week, and up to 3 times a week during winter.  I most often use organic, rolled oats, as they are quick to prepare.  I often add grated apple, raisins, chopped pecans or sliced bananas.   Oats can even be eaten raw, [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:30+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Breakfast Recipes, Grains, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Quinoa with Feta and Pistachios

Quinoa has quickly risen to the top of my personal go-to list of cooking ingredients.  Why? Quinoa cooks fast!  It only takes 15 minutes for fluffy perfection.  This fits my weeknights well.  I like dinner to be on the table within 30 minutes. Quinoa is a perfect protein.  Although we treat it like a grain, [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:31+00:00 July 10th, 2012|Grains, Healthy Eating, Recipes|0 Comments

Kamut with Roasted Butternut Squash

After reading about Kamut®, the trademarked, giant, high-energy, ancient khorosan wheat from Egypt (maybe even found in a pharoah’s tomb,) I just had to try it. I found a bag in the packaged bulk grain aisle at my local organic grocery store. The grains looked like large golden rice, and the package said I would have [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:32+00:00 November 19th, 2011|Grains, Healthy Eating, Vegetable Recipes|1 Comment
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