It’s winter, the time for heartier fare. If you’re wondering what to eat, this lima buckwheat stew has you covered. Possibly as many as half the U.S. population are deficient in magnesium, a mineral essential to the health of your bones, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Buckwheat, a gluten-free seed related to rhubarb, is a great natural […]
A week ago I met an impressive professional at a philanthropic luncheon in Houston. She was smart, elegant, successful in her career. She explained that out of concern for her health she limits her intake of meat, fat, and gluten but has a hard time figuring out what to eat, especially since she isn’t a […]
Pomegranate season is upon us! When I was a child, I spent fall vacation at my aunt Susu’s in Alexandria, Egypt. She lived on the fourth floor of a 1940s apartment complex near the ocean. Every day peddlers guided their donkey-drawn carts through the neighborhood streets, loudly advertising the fruits and vegetables they had for sale. […]
A while ago I promised to share my new low-fat salad dressings with you. Here comes the first one, which I call “Whiff-of-Nutmeg.” It’s so easy to make that I use it every time I want a quick salad. All you need are pinto beans or chickpeas, some soy or almond milk, and a few condiments. Pour everything into a […]
Have you ever considered making your own water kefir? It’s a refreshing probiotic drink that you can create at home. All you need is water, a few tablespoons of sugar, and kefir grains. In this post, I’ll show you how it works. Why do we need probiotics? Our intestines are populated by about 100 trillion […]
As you know, I am on Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s six-week weight loss plan. For the next five weeks this means no animal products, no processed foods or added sugars, hardly any grains or starchy roots, but lots of fruits, vegetables, and legumes. You’d think that this regimen prevents you from enjoying dessert, but I found a way of […]
Having a hard time deciding what to eat first thing in the morning? I’ve got you covered. Not a morning person myself, I want a breakfast that is not only healthy and yummy, but also super-easy to prepare. Muesli, a cereal concoction popular in Switzerland and southern Germany, is just that.