Nature’s Favorite Snack: Avocado and Sauerkraut

The gut is said to be our second brain, so crucial is it to the successful function of all the other parts of the body. Avocados are loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber.  If you want to feed your tummy, and also your gut bacteria, then give it some avocado. This is a magical… Read more

Making Sauerkraut the Easy Way

Making my own sauerkraut, the well-known fermented cabbage dish, has been one of those things that I knew I should be doing, but just wasn’t getting around to.  At first I thought that making sauerkraut was one of those big production numbers that I just didn’t have the time, energy, or inclination to tackle. As… Read more

5 Ways to Tastier Vegetables

It’s OK to admit that vegetables haven’t always been your favorite food or even a food that you appreciated eating every day. It doesn’t take too many dishes of overly steamed, boiled, or canned vegetables to decide that there are better foods to call “friendly.” Still, most of us grew up hearing often enough that… Read more

7 Cooling Foods for Hot Summer Days

 I remember that in my growing up years, even living in a mild climate, summer meals were often salads, cold cuts, and lots of fresh fruit.  It’s as if we’ve instinctively known that our dietary needs change somewhat with the seasons, and we eat things that tend to keep our body temperatures within reason, even… Read more