Fat In Foods: 7 Eats With More Fat Than A Stick Of Butter

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“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn You wouldn’t sit down to dinner at your favorite restaurant and order a stick of butter a la carte. You’re too smart for that — you know there’d be lots of calories and little nutrients and, most of all, lots […]

Advice For A Healthy Brain From Dr. Weil

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Fish for a Healthy Brain Here’s more good news about the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and the vitamins found in fresh fruits and vegetables: seniors with high levels of these nutrients did better on tests of mental acuity and had less of the brain shrinkage that signals Alzheimer’s disease. (If you want the […]

Vitamin B12 -The Forgotten Energy B

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According to Dr. Raymond Weil, as we get older, our bodies don’t absorb vitamin B12 as readily as they did during our younger years. (B12 is found in animal foods — meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products). This decreasing absorption may help explain why brain size shrinks with age and seniors develop problems with […]

Getting a Jump on Fresh Herbs

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Although I normally steer clear of fish on Seafoodwatch.org’s “avoid” list, if skate shows up at my local fish market, I sometimes buy it.  (I actually hadn’t realized skate was on the “avoid” list until after I’d made this dish.)  It tastes a lot like scallops, which is a bonus for me since scallops are […]

Celebrating Salsa!

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I’m a big believer in making your own sauces, dressings, and condiments – they’re usually easy to make, and it’s a lot quicker and cheaper to craft your own blend with ingredients you already have on hand than it is to go out and buy a big bottle/jar of something that’ll take you forever to […]

Soups: QUICK AND EASY CIOPPINO and PHO (A Thai Twist)

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QUICK AND EASY CIOPPINO (adapted from www.epicurious.com) Cioppino, a luscious tomato broth loaded with fish and seafood, makes an impressive winter meal for company…and once you get over the fear factor, it’s actually quite easy to prepare! 1 fennel bulb, stalks discarded and bulb cut lengthwise into 6 wedges 1 medium onion quartered 3 garlic […]