Part-Time Vegan


I’ve been writing about veganism in both books and blogs for over a decade, and the experience has certainly proven to me what most readers probably also know by now: If you want to stay sane, don’t read the comments. This has been especially true for me because I’m a fan of “leaning in” to […]

The Billionaire Who Is Planning His 125th Birthday


One morning in early January, David Murdock awoke to an unsettling sensation. At first he didn’t recognize it and then he couldn’t believe it, because for years – decades, really – he maintained what was, in his immodest estimation, perfect health. But now there was this undeniable imperfection, a scratchiness and swollenness familiar only from […]

Five Ways To Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Diet


We all need to eat more vegetables…yes, even you. Here are some tips on how to sneak more vegetables into your dishes. You’ll be surprised at how many you can sneak in and how they will improve your dishes. 1. Add spinach into everything Spinach is really good for you. It contain a significant source of iron, as […]

Thinking You’re Fat Makes You Fat


If you feel bad about your diet, now you can feel bad about feeling bad…which should make you feel good. Right? A study shows that how kind your are to yourself significantly affects health and weight loss. Why diets fail (as if you don’t already know) Chances are if you’ve been on a diet and […]

What’s For Lunch? A Healthier Lunch Line For Our Kids* Plus Healthy Kid Lunch Box Ideas


Don’t ban it, move it. This is one conclusion of a new Cornell University study. In one set of schools, sales of fruit increased by 100% when it was moved to a colorful bowl. Salad bar sales tripled when the cart was placed in front of cash registers. These findings presented recently at the School […]



Mushrooms should be cleaned with a soft dry brush to remove soil. They can be refrigerated in a paper bag for up to one week. Cooked mushrooms can be placed in airtight containers and frozen for later use. Slow defrosting will help prevent these water packed beauties (80-90% water) from turning mushy. When using dried mushrooms, […]