Continuing the theme of avocado week, today I am sharing with you some recipes from my favorite place to be; Cafe Gratitude. If you don’t live on the West Coast or in Kansas City you may not have heard of this revolutionary restaurant; and you have my condolences. Cafe Gratitude is more than a restaurant… Read More Avocado Recipes from Cafe Gratitude
One of my very favorite foods is the avocado. This unique, buttery, fruit is so versatile and nutritious that, rather than apple, for me it’s an avocado a day. Perhaps people think anything that tastes this good and rich must be bad for you, because somehow avocados have gotten the reputation of being unhealthy indulgences.… Read More Lose Weight and Lower Cholesterol by Eating This MisunderstoodFruit
Being a vegetarian, “Turkey Day” isn’t a big deal for me. Therefore, it snuck up on me and I’m sorry I haven’t posted this sooner. Like most holidays Thanksgiving can be a mine field if you are trying to make healthy dietary choices. So, I want to share some information and strategies to help you… Read More Yes Virginia You Can Enjoy a GMO Free Thanksgiving
Where do I begin singing the praises of soup? It nourishes and comforts us. Cools us in the summer and warms us in the winter. Soup can begin a meal or be the meal itself. Many healthy diet plans advocate soup daily and no wonder; it is a concentrated bowl of nutritional goodness. In the… Read More The Only Soup Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Corn is a summer staple, a must at backyard barbecues, and one of the most versatile plants around. Just think of all corn gives us; tortillas, corn bread, tamales, popcorn, hush puppies, hominy grits (not my favorite but very high on some people’s list) polenta, corn pone, corn bakes, succotash, and the list goes on.… Read More What You Need to Know About Corn in 1,000 Words or Less.
I first discovered Christina Pirello on her PBS show “Christina Cooks!” It soon becomes obvious Christina is an authority on natural and whole foods, as well as passionate about her mission to help others change their diets from standard, unhealthy, American fare to whole food, healthy cooking. She came by her mission, and her expertise,… Read More Christine Pirello is America’s Healthy Cooking Teacher
Did you know today was national “Eat Your Vegetables Day?” I’ve noticed over the years I can tell a lot about a person’s relationship with vegetables when I mention I’m a vegetarian. Sadly the most common response is “so you just eat lettuce?” Is that the only vegetable they eat? Frightening. I love vegetables, always have. I… Read More Is There a Superman in Your Salad?
Cheese tortes are pretty, flavorful, impressive, expensive to buy, and oh so easy to make. I’ve found them to also be a good way to use up leftovers (peas are surprisingly good used this way) and handy to have on hand. More than once an unexpected guest was wowed when I just happened to have… Read More How to Create a Simple Cheese Torte
According to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center the demand for cheese has been one of the most significant factors influencing the dairy industry. Increased cheese consumption can be attributed, in part, to more people traveling to Europe and growth in specialty, artisan, and farmstead cheeses. Whether you’re throwing something together for unexpected guests or planning… Read More How to Assemble a Cheese Board or Buffet