I always think of carrots as a cool season crop but earlier this year when I decided to lay out my first raised bed garden, I learned that March was a good time to plant for a late spring harvest. I got a little overzealous a [...]
I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was busy with writing, home improvements and preparing for a TV segment this morning.
I’m also coping with the fact that my kitchen is in disarray as we await some exciting upgrades. With that and a busy schedule over the next three weeks, I will be [...]
Today’s morsel is short and simple. I want you to try fresh sugar snap peas. Sugar snap peas are sweet, refreshing and an excellent source of vitamin C for beautiful skin.
Since they are a spring veggie, look for sugar snap peas at the farmer’s market right now or in the supermarket produce section. For the sweetest flavor, eat your peas as [...]
I hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend. I got to spend time with my sweet Grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease.
With her in mind, I thought I’d share some info on the Mediterranean Diet. Research shows that following a Mediterranean Diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits [...]
Last month, I told you I started a garden. And guess what? It’s thriving!
My beets were the first to sprout and they are standing strong. I need to figure out when to harvest them but I have a little time. This is all [...]
This raw kale salad is a hearty and satisfying addition to your lunch. Add some quinoa or enjoy alongside some grilled fish to make it a complete meal.
Gather these ingredients: 2 bunches of kale, clean and thinly sliced 1 cup carrots, shredded 1/2 cup lightly salted, roasted peanuts
Last week the Environmental Working Group released their annual list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen. No real surprises. Apples and strawberries top the list again but it’s a good reminder.
I am often asked if organic food is better so now’s a good time to address it. Generally speaking, [...]
While Atlanta was alive with the Final Four this weekend, I was in Chicago being briefed on new nutrition research and trends. One of the sessions focused on the wonders of tea so I thought I’d share this morsel today.
Research suggests that drinking 2-3 cups of black tea can help improve [...]
My organic vegetable garden is my new personal passion. For the first time in a while, I have a backyard so I can finally go beyond the herbs on the balcony level of gardening. And I have to admit I’m so excited!
I’m using the square foot gardening method which was incredibly [...]
If you’re looking for a healthy way to add flavor to your meals, try these aromatics.
See my full article here in Food and Nutrition Magazine: http://foodandnutritionmagazine.com/aromatics-the-foundation-flavor