Red Grapefruit Strength
You were probably thinking chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but since red grapefruits are so amazing for you, maybe you could throw some in the festivities. After all, it is national grapefruit month, and they are pretty red inside. Their powerful nutrients boost...
2016 Pulse Pledge
Do you really want to improve your health this year? If the answer is YES, then take the Pulse Pledge! Pulses, defined as dry peas, lentils, and beans (including chickpeas) are the focus of the recently-launched United Nations International Year of Pulses....
Cinnamon: A Gift for a King
The widely used and loved spice, cinnamon, seems to be a major superhero in fighting disease and promoting our health. It’s just the inner bark of a Cinnamomum tree, yet has been highly valued for centuries as both a medicine and a...
Colorful Carrots
Carrots aren’t just orange anymore. In fact, purple, red and yellow carrots are commonly eaten around the world. We have been a little slow in America to take advantage of these inviting rainbow-colored carrots. It’s not too late to join the fun...
Black Rice Harvest
I never realized how delicious black rice was until I came up with this autumn whole grain dish. I’m so glad I don’t live in ancient China where only the emperors were able to eat this tasty, nutritious rice! I happened to...
Black Rice: The Emperor’s Rice
This royal rice is the rice to eat. In fact, it’s known as Forbidden Rice in China since black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat it. This nutritious rice isn’t forbidden anymore, so...
Grape Greatness
We’ve all heard that red wine is beneficial to our health, but it’s actually the grapes used to make wine that provide such amazing health benefits. These delicious berries may even help us live longer. Grapes’ greatness is due in large part...
Vegetable Pad Thai
Almost 30 years ago, a friend introduced me to a spicy, salty, sweet noodle dish from Thailand. The combinations of flavors made my taste buds sing. It is easy to make using ingredients I keep on hand (with the exception of bean sprouts),...
Super Seaweed Nutrition
I know that eating seaweed may sound a little frightening for those of you that haven’t fallen completely in love with Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisines. Yes, we’re talking about the green wrapper around the rice in sushi and the silky greens...
Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter Shake
This thick, cold chocolate-peanut butter shake, made without the artificial taste of protein powder, is delicious!  Perfect for a snack, dessert, or post-workout smoothie, I look forward to eating it.  It’s hard to believe that it’s not a decadent ice cream shake. ...