Springtime is for Dark Leafy Greens

It was at the very tail-end of Winter, that life on many levels got interrupted in a huge way. There is no one who as not been affected in some way by the enormous impact that the coronavirus and Covid-19 has had. It will  be a major topic of discussion and matter for concern for… 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

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

Hummus

According to researchers, the mineral and protein content of chickpeas are of a level so high, that they may actually lower the risk of cancer and heart disease. Chickpeas also contain elements that prevent the wrinkling of skin. This hummus tastes just as delicious as the hummus served in the finest Greek restaurants!  You can… Read more

Kelp — A Health Gift from the Sea

Nutritious Gift I ran across an article recently about kelp, a sea vegetable, being very helpful in weight loss.  Lots of things, it seems, are helpful in weight loss, always a popular topic, and I will share some of what this article said….in a minute. First, though, let’s talk about sea vegetables and algae in… Read more

Cherries in Wisconsin

Cherries are Wisconsin When we were in Door County, Wisconsin a few weeks ago, I was ready to see bags of cheese curds in every store and at every roadside stand, and  I was not surprised that restaurants served them almost universally.  It’s what they have in Wisconsin.  But, I had forgotten in the 5… Read more