Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

Barley Tea

Barley Tea

Your body naturally produces melatonin, a hormone which helps you sleep and provides antioxidant benefits. You can encourage your body’s melatonin production by eating certain foods, including barley. I also find hot drinks relaxing at bed time, but the most | Read More…

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Healthy Shopping Tips

There’s new proof every day that we are what we eat. Study after study confirms that our gut is where optimal health begins—or crashes and burns. In America, far too often, it’s the latter. The typical American is eating his | Read More…

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Nightshade-free Pasta Sauce

One common cause of joint pain is eating nightshades: tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, etc. If you’re having problems with your joints, but spaghetti is a staple food for you, this is a great alternative. Beets, pumpkins, and carrots are all | Read More…

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Healthy Lo Mein

Chinese food for Chinese New Year seems like a no-brainer, but too often, the Chinese food we get at American Chinese restaurants is full of fat, MSG, and salt. Cooking your own food at home lets you control the ingredients | Read More…

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Bananas Faux-ster – Bananas Foster without the Fire and Sugar

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion that calls for a fancy dessert. This version of Bananas Foster omits the fire, alcohol, and much of the sugar of the traditional version, but still has plenty of banana. Bananas are great for | Read More…

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Winter Omelet

It gets harder to eat fresh, local, organic vegetables in winter, but it’s not impossible. One green vegetable that still grows in winter is kale. This recipe combines sautéed garlic and shallots to temper the kale’s bitterness for a hearty, | Read More…

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Vegetable Stock

Stock is a basic building block for cooking for yourself. You can use it to cook whole grains or steam vegetables, so they have more flavor than when cooked in water. You can use stock the basis for great, light | Read More…

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli has outstanding anti-cancer properties, like all of the members of the cruciferous (cabbage) family. Moms have been disguising its slightly bitter flavor in creamy, delicious broccoli cheddar soup for decades. This version goes heavy on the broccoli, but a | Read More…

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Cruciferous Vegetables Fight Cancer

Cancer is one of the ugliest diseases of our time, affecting 1 out of 3 people over the course of their lifetime: everyone from innocent children and young fathers to warm, loving grandmothers who want to spend their golden years | Read More…

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Cheese Soufflé

Indulging my taste buds with something rich and delicious is one way I take care of myself emotionally. I especially like food which is like a more sophisticated version of what mom used to make. Another method of self-care is | Read More…