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

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

Thinking about Vegetarianism?  Consider Meatless Mondays!

I talk to a lot of people these days who say they are eating less meat and feel better for making the making the effort as they enjoy the adventure of switching things up. It is true that a vegetarian diet has several benefits when it is properly balanced and nutrient-dense.  However, just because a… Read more

Small Seeds – Big Nutritional Benefits

We hear many things these Covid days about hand-washing, social distancing, and perhaps most importantly, mask wearing.  These are all good measures for managing the current crisis. However, we hear precious little in the news about strengthening our immune systems, so that they can better withstand the onslaught of corona virus and other harmful pathogens… Read more

Berries, Berries, Berries!

I contend that there are many reasons why May is the best month of the year. It’s my birthday month, after all, and the whole month has rather a festive, playful atmosphere about it. There are all manner of green trees, lawns, and shrubs, blossoms carrying the promise of more flowers to come, and, in… 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

Apples — Weight Loss Made Easier

  There is just nothing like the month of October for Apples!  Some of our grandchildren have started the month a little early and visited the u-pick orchards already.  It’s just that time of year when apples in all their many varieties can be had and enjoyed. Big help with weight loss Chances are that you… Read more