Dandelions For Health

It’s incredible how we have developed a sense of utter distaste for the dandelion. Somehow we have taken this potential nutrition powerhouse and turned it into a demon. It’s a common sight to see trucks laden with chemical pesticides and herbicides unleashing their toxic sprays onto lawns that would otherwise yield a plant that can […]

Rhubarb Buckwheat Crumble

Botanically speaking, rhubarb is classified as a vegetable, but is often referred to as a fruit because of its popularity in jams and pies. When you’re choosing rhubarb in the market, look for thin, pink or red stalks instead of the more stringy and tough green stalks. Rhubarb is never eaten raw due to its […]

Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Tofu is made from soybeans that have been made into milk, into which a coagulant (nigari or lemon juice) is added, and the curds are collected and pressed to make tofu. This processing of the soybean makes it easier to digest and creates a vegetable protein source that is high in B-vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, iron, […]

The Truth About OPC’s (Antioxidants)

There is overwhelming hype these days about all the great health benefits obtained from taking OPC’S. An abundance of sales oriented literature overstates these benefits for obvious reasons. Some of the literature I have read boasts that OPC’S can “cure” everything from cancer to depression. While it may be true that OPC’S have magnificent antioxidant […]

Vegetarian Chili

As we move more and more toward vegetarianism, one of the things we most often hunger for is a good bowl of chili. But you say there is no substitute for the ground meat. I experimented a lot until I hit upon mushrooms. Mushrooms will disappear if they are cooked too long, so the secret […]

Cinnamon Raisin Bran Muffins (Fat-Free & Flour-Free)

These are all bran, no-fat, no-dairy, moist muffins with good consistency. The gluten holds them together since there is no conventional flour. They need a large amount of cinnamon, so it should be purchased in bulk (1 lb). Other juices can be substituted for the prune juice. If the consistency of the dough is too […]

Flavorful Fall Additions

Fall is a season when we start to eat more warming foods, easing up on the salads and light fare of summer.  The following recipes are flavorful accompaniments that will suit most meals that you would make this time of year. They are nutritious, delicious, and use seasonal ingredients.

Warming Winter Soups for Boosting the Immune System

In the winter it is important to eat more warming foods like hearty soups with lots of root vegetables. Both soups below contain ingredients which boost the immune system to help fight off colds and flu’s which are common this time of year. The first soup contains chicken; for a vegetarian option see the second […]

Delicious & Nutritious Recipes for Preserving Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines

With summer upon us, you probably noticed an abundance of peaches, nectarines and apricots. While they are wonderful to eat fresh, now is the time to preserve some for the off season. These fruits are high in vitamin A & C, potassium, and are potent flavanoids and caroteinoids, which help reduce oxidative damage in cells. […]

Beneficial Berries

With so many berries coming into season, spring and summer is the perfect time to incorporate berries into our everyday lives. Besides tasting delicious, they are a great source of many important nutrients including vitamin C, potassium, iron and fiber. Strawberries have the most vitamin C (1/2 cup provides 70% or the RDA). Many berries […]

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