I have used lentils to make Dahl Soup and lentils in salads for years, but then I ate a great Lentil Lemon Soup my friend made and asked for the recipe, and now… Continue reading
After World War II urban planning separated farming and city living. Cities became food deserts overshadowed by high rises; family farms were replaced by factory farms. As time passed awareness about what we… Continue reading
Fresh, flavorful locally harvested foods are available at the Farmer’s Market in May and June. A variety of crops harvested in fall (squash, apples, endive, garlic, grapes, figs, mushrooms) and winter (kale, radishes,… Continue reading
It was spring of 1989. It was a Monday, the first day of the merry month of May. While hubby did the grocery shopping I sat on a bench in the mall leafing… Continue reading
The sun is shining and I’m feeling fabulous. Tonight I’ll be with friends at our Friday finger food night where I’ll share my famous creamy crab spread and rye bread. But now I’m… Continue reading
Fiesta Friday is sponsored by The Novice Gardener and this is my first submission. I have to be careful about what I eat see: Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia but luckily avocados aren’t at… Continue reading
Sorbets and Sherbets are two sensational iced summer desserts with a vegetarian difference. Both are made with the same base ingredients ie. puréed fruits, sugar and water, but Sherbets can also contain milk,… Continue reading
Whose eyes don’t feast on a stunning array of colorful flowers? Who doesn’t love the fragrance and flavors of the many plants that can be grown on balconies, decks and in other small… Continue reading
I’m looking forward to a stress free future. My plan to elevate my moods by retraining my brain and remaining mindful is working very well. Mindfulness points to being aware of and attentive… Continue reading
Everyone is familiar with energy drain. Researchers are studying the links between what we eat, how we work and live and how we feel. There are different kinds of fatigue and different ways… Continue reading
Today’s nutrition message is ‘dump the junk; eat real food’. I heard the call to eat healthy and enjoy life and acted on it. Have you? Obesity, heart disease and strokes are prevalent. It’s… Continue reading
It’s been a long hot summer and though it’s officially fall, summer weather isn’t over yet. In August and September the Lower Mainland of B.C. and Vancouver Island broke a 119 year dry-spell… Continue reading
Yesterday, we were the beneficiaries of a random act of kindness. After a long day of renovating and painting, while still running our business, we cleaned up and collapsed on our deck to… Continue reading
Although the term “buying locally” can refer to a number of products, produce purchased from farmer’s markets, food co-ops, and local food stands is what usually comes to mind. And though it may… Continue reading
My Food Guide by Health Canada allows you to build your own Food Guide with foods that you like. The wide selection of foods from each of the four food groups, including multicultural… Continue reading
Did you know that only 10% of the fossil fuels used in the world’s food system actually goes into production? The other 90% goes into packaging, transporting and marketing. In North America the… Continue reading
Germaine Greer once said: A garden is the best alternative therapy. A garden is a friend you can visit any time. I heartily agree. Humans have a deep need to connect with nature.… Continue reading
Many years ago my friend and I took a new bend in the road on our weekly woodland walk and happened upon a gorgeous sight — a sea of Blue Camas lilies in… Continue reading
People with fibromyalgia need to take extra care to eat well. It’s important to eat more raw fruits and vegetables because they contain enzymes that assist digestion, and are full of antioxidants and phytochemicals that help boost the immune system.
Animal husbandry is the branch of agriculture concerned with breeding and raising of domestic animals such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and poultry as food or product sources. “Our society is showered with images… Continue reading
We’ve known for many years that certain foods promote good health — especially fruits, vegetables, fiber, plant oils, and whole grains. But the latest nutritional science shows that there is not a single… Continue reading
Arthritis affects 46 million people in the U.S. That’s nearly one in five people. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis. It affects men and women… Continue reading
This summer four fabulous avocado recipes were among our guests’ favorites. I’m going to share the recipes with my readers in this article.
Vitamin B12 is water-soluble and is needed by every cell in the body. B12 is a vitamin required for blood formation and rapidly growing tissues. Many people say that the only foods which… Continue reading
Although we can please our taste buds, promote our health, protect the environment, and show kindness towards animals, many are militant about continuing to eat meat. Ben Ralston, a Yoga Instructor in the… Continue reading
After my blog was repeatedly spammed by acia berry scammers I asked around and found that I knew some folks who had been sucked in by the scammers. They signed up for a… Continue reading
I’m a container gardener and I grow vegetables, herbs, berries, and flowers in a wide array of containers on my deck for both culinary use and medicinal use as well. Even if you… Continue reading
The açai berry scam was exposed over a year now and I still get negative option MLM pyramid scheme spam promoting it. Watch the video – BUYER BEWARE – Avoid Acai Berry Scams!
It is important that humans begin supporting organic or small farms, local production and sustainable techniques while harvesting increased yields and protecting the topsoil. The time for action is now, before the world’s… Continue reading
USDA recommends top 20 best sources of food antioxidants as measured by their total antioxidant capacity per serving size.
The vitamins that are considered antioxidants include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene, but many minerals like selenium, lycopine and zeaxanthin are also antioxidants.
William Li, head of the Angiogenesis Foundation at a prestigious TED Conference revealed, according to research red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies.
The good news is that cranberry juice helps prevent urinary tract infections, and where unavailable, cranberry concentrate capsules (1,000 mg) can be substituted.
The Farmers’ Market has become a major event right through the summer, attracting both locals and visitors to the island. Dozens of local farmers sell fresh produce and many local artists, craftspeople and… Continue reading
Feasting is a part of visiting with friends that we all enjoy. My girlfriend and I both love pasta and we both prefer preparing quick and easy meals. We decided to make Creamy… Continue reading
One of my favorite places for finding inspiring vegetarian dishes is Abbey’s. I’m an email subscriber so I get these delicious recipes by email and I’d like to encourage you to become a… Continue reading
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. These seven simple words of dietary advice are at the heart of journalist Michael Pollan’s new book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Having covered… Continue reading
According to researchers from the University of Michigan, who analyzed data from nearly 300 studies comparing organic yields with non-organic yields in both developing and developed countries, organic farms can produce enough food… Continue reading
In the second installment of the new online Green Cuisine series, UCS talks with chefs David Crooker and Daran Poulin at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Their delicious, healthy, earth-friendly food is earning… Continue reading
When it comes to being healthy it’s important to take charge of what you eat. What’s best when it comes to taking an anticancer and pro-health stance is to eat simply and eat… Continue reading
According to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis entitled “A Silver Lining? The Connection between Gas Prices and Obesity,” an additional $1 per gallon in real gasoline prices could reduce… Continue reading
There are very few choices in our day-to-day lives that make a significant impact on the world around us, but what we choose to eat does. Eating meat supports global poverty and worker… Continue reading
The bad news is there is no cure for cellulite. The good news is that there are treatments that can minimize the appearance of the bumps and lumps. Even better news is what… Continue reading
The Union of Concerned Scientists is excited to bring you a brand new seasonal web feature—Green Cuisine: Earth-friendly, healthy recipes from top chefs and local farmers. Green Cuisine will profile local chef-farmer partnerships… Continue reading
“No fruit is more laden with erotic metaphor” according to Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food. Included is an easy, simple recipe for peach salsa that can be assembled in… Continue reading
Succulent strawberries abound and wordpress.com bloggers are not slouches when it comes to sharing wonderful, mouth watering recipes with their readers.
The effect that advertising has on our lives changes our lives and not necessarily for the better. Everywhere we go and everything we focus on or pick up to read is plastered with… Continue reading
When it comes to doing something about (1) climate change that is more effective than purchasing a hybrid car, and (2) reducing obesity in children and in adults, then switching to a meat… Continue reading
Supporters of locally produced food also point out that food transported long distances is often preserved with waxes, irradiation, gases and synthetic chemicals, such as fungicides and sprout inhibitors, which reduce the nutritional value of foods and has uncertain effects on health.
I found some excellent advice at this site including, sticking to sensible portions, and only have one serving. Don’t starve yourself, as that will lead to binge eating, but don’t stuff yourself either.… Continue reading