Summer Vegetables – Some ABCs

I am not a gardener. I worked at becoming one off and on for years before yielding to the fact that gardening in anything larger than patio pots does not give me pleasure, or enough good harvest to keep me engaged and enthused. I am a strong proponent, however, of a diet laden with fresh,… Read more

Enzymes Part I – Catalysts and Initiators of Life Itself

Recently a long-term Health Coaching friend of mine asked a question about enzymes on my Better Health at Any Age Facebook page. I realized then that, as much as I have read and understood about the important of food enzymes and the place they play in our overall health, I have never written about them…. Read more

Cauliflower – White is a Color!

You’ve heard it before – that the more colorful a fruit or vegetable, the more nutrients it contains.  Then you come to cauliflower, which is very white, yet supplies more than 77% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, in just a cup of it.  Like other cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower is rich in anti-inflammatory… Read more

Chopped Salad with Lemon Tarragon Dressing

1 head of kale, cut into small ribbons 2 stalks of celery, diced 1 cucumber, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 fennel, thinly sliced 1 beet, shredded 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 1 can of garbanzo beans drained and rinsed Dressing: ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup olive oil 1… Read more

Bitter Greens: Big Personality, Big Health Rewards 

People have been eating leafy greens since prehistoric times. But it wasn’t until the first Africans arrived in North America in the early 1600s that America got its first real tastes of dark green leafy vegetables, which they grew for themselves and their families. So, over the years, cooked greens developed into a traditional African… Read more

Collard Wraps

These may sound unexciting, but they are superb, and perfect for spring and summer weather.  The marinated onion and portabella mushrooms give it a great flavor!  – Alissa Cohen 2 very large collard leaves 1 small zucchini, shredded 1 carrot, shredded 1 avocado or guacamole (see recipe below) 1 cup sliced onion ringlets 1 cup… Read more

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

Creamy Kale Smoothie

Start with this recipe, then make your own creative variations. Meat and water from 1 young Thai Coconut or 1 ½ -2 cups water or coconut water 1 avocado 4 kale leaves* 1 celery stalk 1 cup frozen mango cubes, 2 Tbs ground flaxseed** 1 tsp fresh ginger 1 Tbs honey (optional) Blend in a… Read more