Feel the kale love

  Do you struggle to love this healthy green leafy veggie? I used to disparage kale until I discovered a helpful tips and tricks. That’s when the kale romance began. Why should I care? Kale is one of the healthiest foods around. According to Food Facts, one cup of kale can trump a whole week’s […]

Morel Mushrooms and Pasta

One of my favorite treats during this time of the year is morel mushrooms. Morels, with an earthy, nutty, steak-like flavor, are considered by many to be the king of mushrooms. They certainly are in our family! Morels have a sponge-like appearance and hunting them down can be quite challenging. According to Mother Earth News, […]

Easy, healthy meals: Tuna with pasta and capers

Today, I’d like to share another easy, healthy family favorite — tuna with pasta and capers. In fact, due to its popularity, I have created many variations of the original dish, such as using chicken in place of tuna, substituting different vegetables and adding mozzarella. The recipe was inspired by the wonderful cookbook, License to […]

“Back from Vacation” Healthy Veggie Pasta

I love vacation. So much, in fact, that I wrote two blog posts about it last week. It was wonderful to travel across the beautiful state of Oregon and experience great sights and tastes, from the the mountains to the coast. The downside of eating out all the time, however, is vegetable deprivation. It’s often […]

Treating A Child’s ADHD Through Diet (Part II)

Though I usually advocate baby steps as a means to adopt a healthier lifestyle, sometimes more drastic measures are required. When serious medical issues afflict us or our children, skipping the chips may not do the trick. I recently interviewed Samantha, mother of two, whose 8-year old child was diagnosed with ADHD. After eighteen months of disillusionment with medication, she […]

Is Gluten-Free The Way to Be? (Part II)

Today’s post is Part II of a two part series on gluten: Is gluten-free the way to be? Click here to read Part I. What is gluten? According to Gluten Intolerance Symptoms, gluten is not a protein itself but rather a protein composite, composed of the proteins glutenin and gliadin (in wheat), secalin (in rye) […]