SEASONAL FEATURE – CITRUS FRUIT

SEASONAL FEATURE – CITRUS FRUIT

photo: iStock/510082266   “When life hands you lemons…” by all means, make and enjoy lemonade, lemon cheesecake, lemon chicken..!   Tangy, bright and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, citrus is a natural and welcome “pick-me-up” during the winter...
A BASIC GUIDE TO WHOLE GRAINS

A BASIC GUIDE TO WHOLE GRAINS

photo: iStock/864546308   Many of us have heard that we should avoid eating grains. The theory is twofold; first, that grains are high in carbohydrates which could lead to weight gain, cause insulin resistance and increase our chance of serious diseases and health...
WONDERFUL WINTER SQUASH

WONDERFUL WINTER SQUASH

photo:iStock/ One sure sign that Fall is near is the appearance of Winter squash at the farmers market.  While it is available year-round in grocery stores, it peaks in availability from local farmers in October and November.  The name reflects the fact that this type...
PEARS: THE OTHER FALL FRUIT

PEARS: THE OTHER FALL FRUIT

photo:Love+Craft Kitchen   Pears – the “gift of the gods”.                             — Homer Lovely yet unassuming, pears have held prominence in cultures for thousands of years. The tree is a symbol of longevity and immortality for many due to its ability to...
HEALTHY FATS ARE ESSENTIAL TO A WHOLE FOODS DIET

HEALTHY FATS ARE ESSENTIAL TO A WHOLE FOODS DIET

photo: iStock/JulijaDmitrijeva Is fat really healthy? When it comes to the topic of fat in our diets, Americans are understandably confused and hesitant.  For many years, we were very strongly told such things as –  “Eating fat will make you fat.” “High fat diets...

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