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 [...]

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 [...]

Join a CSA for Fresh, Local Food

Recently I attended a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) event at Left Hand Brewing Co. here in Longmont, CO. (Yes, at a brewery, more on that later.) Participating in a CSA program is the best way to get the freshest seasonal food. The local farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. In [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:26+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recipe For a Long, Healthy and Happy Life

Can you live to be 90 or 100, and enjoy it?  According to Dan Buettner, internationally recognized researcher, National Geographic Fellow and founder of Blue Zones®, much depends on your environment. Dan has extensively studied the world’s regions with the longest lived people – Ikaria, Greece, Loma Linda, California, Nicoya, Costa Rica, Okinawa, Japan, and [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:28+00:00 May 10th, 2013|Healthy Living, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Artificial and Natural Flavorings Engineered to Create Cravings

Grocery store aisles are overflowing with packaged and processed foods and drinks.  Filling our baskets and carts with sodas, frozen prepared meals, and boxes of snack foods is just, well, normal.  But have you ever wondered why our taste buds are tantilized by the initial pop and zing of the latest soft drink?  Why our hands keep reaching [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:32+00:00 December 5th, 2011|Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have You Had Your Astaxanthin This Week?

Asta-what?  Astaxanthin (asta-ZAN-thin) is the new anti-oxidant star.  This carotenoid is estimated to have 10 times the antioxidant power of beta-carotene and is 100 times more effective than Vitamin E. Why is this important? […]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:32+00:00 June 21st, 2011|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Italian Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a versatile, summertime favorite.  Sandwiched between two slices of whole wheat bread, tucked into a pita pocket, or spooned onto a bed of  mixed salad greens, chicken salad makes a nice lunch or light dinner.  But when entertaining outdoors, I skip the mayo and opt for an Italian vinaigrette instead. For you Ladies Home Journal.com readers, here is the [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:32+00:00 May 26th, 2011|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” Season 2 – Tonight!

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution series that aired last year was a real eye-opener.  School lunches, full of processed "mystery meat," white flour and high sodium,  are in need of a major overhaul. After watching the series last year with my 8 year old son, I called the local school district lunch program office and inquired about [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:32+00:00 April 12th, 2011|Healthy Eating, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free Range Burgers with Garlic Fries

Can burgers and fries be part of a healthy diet?  Absolutely!  These burgers are made with organic free-range ground beef, delivering more CLA and Omega-3s in every tasty bite.  The fries are baked to golden deliciousness and tossed with a sizzling garlic butter saute and dusted with parmesan.  Dinner plates are practically licked clean. […]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:33+00:00 December 2nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is My Favorite Seafood Toxic?

Just when I start feeling guilty about not eating enough fish, I see the NBC Today Show segment yesterday, “Is Your Favorite Seafood Toxic?” by Jeff Rossen.  I watched with rapt attention, as it revealed that toxic chemicals such as chloramphenicol, malachite green and nitrofurans, (prohibited antimicrobial agents in seafood) are still being found in [...]

By | 2017-04-25T20:37:33+00:00 November 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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