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How to Not Spread Colds Around

This is the time of year when I try to not get a cold. Some years I am successful, others I am not. The average adult gets a common cold two or three times a year; children bring them home more frequently, and toddlers can get struck with a runny nose and cough up to… Read more

Frosty Pumpkin Seed Sweet Green Smoothie

Coconut water (from young Thai coconuts) has a naturally sweet taste and is great for adding some additional sweetness and hydration to your drinks.  Coconut water is high in electrolytes (potassium and sodium) and has been called nature’s own sports drink exactly for that reason.  It can help fight off muscle cramps and dehydration, and,… Read more

Coconut – A Multi-Gifted Plant.

I keep coming back to coconuts, one of my favorite whole plant foods, particularly the Young Thai Coconut. It is  mostly not noticed by the general public, sometimes vilified as unhealthy because of its high fat content, and now almost hailed as a wonder-food in some circles for the electrolyte benefits of its water, and… Read more

Protein in Plant Based Diets – Part II

More and more people are becoming interested in following vegetarian or vegan diets, or reducing their consumption of animals and their products. I addressed the reasons for the shift as well as some of the many benefits of becoming more plant-based in  previous newsletter/blog.  You can see it right here. While moving away from animal… Read more

Protein in Plant-Based Diets-Part I

I just realized that I have been a vegetarian for twenty-five years!  One of the books that I read on the subject early-on said that people who become vegetarians (eat eggs and dairy but no meat) and vegans (eat no animal products) do so for one of three reasons. 1. For their own health 2…. Read more

Holiday Stuffing

1 cup sunflower seeds, sprouted 1/2 cup buckwheat groats, sprouted 1 small sweet onion, quartered 1 large apple, cored and cut into 1 1/2” pieces 4 stalks celery, cut into 1 1/2” pieces 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced, removing core 1 Tablespoon chickpea miso or 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt Place the above ingredients in the… Read more

Holiday Vanilla Nut Nog

Similar to eggnog, this beverage is rich a creamy, and the flavor of the Brazil nuts complements the spices beautifully.  Whether you have a high-performance blender or a regular home blender, you will have the best success if you prepare the nog in batches.  For convenience and the best taste, make the nog one day… Read more

Margaret’s Brussels Sprouts Slaw

This delicious slaw recipe features shredded Brussels sprouts tossed with tangy honey-mustard dressing, sunflower seeds, and dried cherries (or cranberries or pomegranate seeds). Yield: 4 substantial side servings 1 pound Brussels sprouts Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds ⅓ cup tart dried cherries or cranberries, chopped, or pomegranate seeds ⅓ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast) 2… Read more