Guest Post by Lisa Masé, of Harmonized Cookery Winter is here! Now is the time to savor sweet, earthy foods like winter squash, a versatile vegetable that warms our whole being and helps our bodies rejuvenate. Squash is available in a variety of colors and flavors; however, it is the deep orange color that reminds […]
Red, White and…where’s the Green?
This past weekend, I celebrated Independence Day with my Fiance’s family in Minnesota. It was my first time visiting and the weather, location and company was absolutely perfect! We explored back country woods on ATVs, shot sporting clay, whipped around the lake on a jet ski and checked each other for ticks. Did I mention […]
Mediterranean Diet – is it the way to go?
To me the continental breakfast has always been a joke. It never seems to be enough. A few croissants, jam, fruit, milk and coffee? Where’s the protein? It turns out everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a continental breakfast. Some places offer a “light” version while others offer a “full”. A light is […]
Which is healthier: a sweet potato or a yam?
Once upon a time on a farm far far away, a farmer found an orange colored rock in his potato field. But this rock wasn’t a rock at all! For when he cut it open, it had flesh that looked like one of his potatoes except that it was longer in shape. When he […]
Weekly Recipe – Parmesan & Chicken Brown Rice Bowl
Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main entree Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes I love brown rice, especially Trader Joe’s brown rice medley mix because it is a blend of long grain brown rice, black barley and daikon radish seeds. Rice is an important component of so many cultural […]
Brown is better…
Some people are meat and potatoes people and others are fish and rice. Or just rice. Rice has become a staple in our diets and is often never served alone. We see it cooked with peas, carrots, and onions. We add sugar, milk and raisins and serve it as a pudding. We have it for […]
Weekly Recipe – Toasted Walnut Pear and Arugula Salad
Pears are still in season and available! Get ‘em while they last and use a Starkrimson, red pear. Pears are high in fiber when eaten with the skin. In fact, one pear provides approximately 5.5 grams of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been found to help lower blood cholesterol, keeps us regular, and slows the […]
Health and the pursuit of happiness
In the videos below, Dean Ornish helps us understand the body’s ability to heal itself and how leading a healthy lifestyle can lead to more happiness in our lives. Dean Ornish says your genes are not your fate, filmed March 2008 length: 3 minutes In this presentation, Dean talks about how our lifestyles impact us […]
4 simple ways to eat more whole grains
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that the consumption of whole grains, by adults in the United States, is far below the recommended level. The study focused on two age groups, ages 19-50 and 51+. In both age groups, the individuals that consumed whole grains had a lower […]
Weekly Recipe – Raspberry banana chia smoothie
Here’s a filling breakfast smoothie using chia seeds to add an Omega-3 boost to your diet. Omega-3s are considered part of a heart healthy diet. For more information on this take a look at my previous post, Chia seed, an amazing source of Omega-3. Approximate prep time: 5 minutes Total cook time: 5 minutes 1 […]
Weekly Recipe – baked acorn squash stuffed with apple
Looking for something different for tonight’s dinner? As you read in my previous article, eat more fruit and vegetables, we need more of these foods in our diet. Last night we tried this recipe for baked acorn squash stuffed with apple and it was delicious! Acorn squash is good source of fiber and is rich […]