Everyone knows that it is better to eat organically raised produce and meats by now. Such foods are higher in nutrients and have no worrisome residues of hormones, herbicides, antibiotics and pesticides. We also know that eating totally organic can really raise the cost of feeding a family, especially in these trying economic times. How [...]
What is it about nature that has such healing potential? Why does wandering through the grasses, hearing the birds sing have such a cathartic effect on us? How do we explain the inner connectedness we feel after breathing in the fresh, clean morning air of the trails?
After two weeks under my belt in the [...]
I’m a pretty heavy drinker.
Green smoothies, fresh juices, teas, and Kombucha, yes: I drink a lot.
Most of us do not drink enough, and it’s something we need to revisit. Our bodies are mostly water: our blood vessels and cells, mostly water. To function properly, our kidneys must receive enough hydration or they gum up and [...]
In the winter I long for a sun-ripened tomato, a grilled slab of zucchini or a plate of just-picked arugula. When summer finally arrives, so does the endless bounty!! Oh what to do with all the fruits of our labour?!
I never complain about too many veggies. it brings out the creativity in me. Oh I [...]
Dealing with picky eaters in your household?Large or small, some folks just don’t look forward to trying new foods, or have a set repertoire of foods they will eat and don’t stray too far from it. And, food habits become engrained with age.
But all is not lost!! As this writer points out, it is a [...]
Ah, the fruits of my labor, tomatoes a plenty. It seems we yearn all winter for a fresh, ripe tomato. Then when they arrive, we are inundated!! Ditto for zucchini, cucumbers, beans….You will never hear me complain about an excess of veggies. Between Sandy and me and the dogs, every vegetable is appreciated. I am [...]
I like sweet things like the next person, but I usually limit myself to very good, organic dark chocolate. Fair trade dark chocolate. I am also a big fan of easy, quick recipes that are delicious and healthful. Who isn’t?!
Here is a wonderful recipe for little round confections that don’t have any flour or sugar! [...]
Sometimes I get annoyed with little things that really have a bigger impact on my mood than they should. Can you relate? I guess that’s where they get the saying, “getting up on the wrong side of the bed”. What kind of power does getting up on the wrong side of the bed have over [...]
Everyday, I meet with dozens of women in my office, and everyday I try to encourage them to move their bodies more. It doesn’t really have to be formal exercise: no need for a gym membership or class schedule. Ordinary activities such as cleaning the house and doing yard work can count as “exercise” if [...]
Sometimes when my husband and I are both working full days, neither one of us feels much like cooking in the evening. Being tired after a long day can leave us grabbing for things that are easy and not so healthy. Do you know this feeling? I am sure you do! This is why it’s [...]