Food and Health

Do you crave umami?

The umami flavor has a neurocognitive effect on the brain and satisfies the body on a deep level.

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Silky mushroom soup with crispy shiitake bacon

Ever since I was a little kid I’ve loved cream of mushroom soup. Mushrooms are powerhouse sources of nutrition. They are rich in selenium, b vitamins, and copper, plus they are great sources of fiber and protein. In this yummy recipe I used cremini mushrooms for the base and shiitakes for the garnish. Shiitake mushrooms…

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G’night Infusion

G’night Infusion

Infuse your body with this herbal blend a couple of hours before bed and get ready to sleep like a baby

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The Olive Oil Controversy

The olive oil controversy

Most of us folks in the health and wellness community know that oils have a smoke point. And, that smoke point changes with each oil or fat.

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Charred Broccolini

Charred Broccolini

This is one of my favorite ways to eat broccolini… roasted until it’s crispy and charred. 

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Do you eat this toxic food?

Do you eat this toxic food?

When you cook this “toxic” food (boiling, baking, stewing, braising, etc.) both the lectins and solanine are reduced and/or eliminated.

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Do you eat this ancient food?

Do you eat this ancient food?

I’m a fan of corn, but I don’t eat it daily, and I certainly don’t eat the various derivatives of it – at least not intentionally.

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Are you using Gotu Kola?

Many folks worry about brain health as they age, so be sure to incorporate Gotu Kola into your diet if you plan on sticking around for a while.

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Crisp Nappa Summer Salad

Summer time is salad time! This crisp, crunchy and simple summer salad was inspired by my local CSA veggies. It’s simple, refreshing, and totally delish!

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Do you need a memory booster? It's in your kitchen!

Do you need a memory booster? It’s in your kitchen!

Lately, I’ve been enjoying rosemary in soups, stews, salads, dressings, oils and vinegars – you name it, I’m using it and loving it! Go into your kitchen and I bet you have Rosemary either in your spice rack or in your pantry. It’s time to break it out and put it to good use.

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