Avocado: Weight-Loss Friendly or Fattening?

What a unique and delicious fruit!  I grew up with an avocado tree in our yard in California , so it was easy to grab one at will and enjoy it. The trouble was that I didn’t really like avocados. Now, however, with my diet more refined than it’s ever been, avocados are staples in… Read more

Mushrooms and Their Many Healing Abilities

I’m not going to lie. For most of my life I didn’t want anything to do with mushrooms. I didn’t like their taste, their texture, their color – anything. Then, I’m not even sure when, I began to try them, perhaps all pretty and stuffed at a cocktail party or something, and then began to like them…. Read more

Watermelon — a Summer Favorite

As far as foods go, I think a good, sweet, juicy watermelon on a hot day is one of the prettiest sights there is, and one of the best, most wonderful things to eat. I haven’t always been quite as enthused as I am now about this great summer treat, but a few years ago,… Read more