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Kefir – the other probiotic dairy food

Kefir – the other probiotic dairy food

The first thing you need to know about kefir is that it is not just liquid yogurt. Yogurt is fermented by bacteria, typically from the Lactobacillus species. Kefir is fermented with both bacteria and yeast, which results in a fizzy beverage with a tangy flavor. 

Protein is getting expensive!

Protein is getting expensive!

The price of food may be the most frequent in-your-face sign of skyrocketing inflation. Anyone who buys food has seen costs going up, Up, UP. All types of food are affected, but it seems like the prices for high protein foods are really spiraling out 

Ins and Outs of Sprouts

Ins and Outs of Sprouts

Sprouts used to be a health food “thing”, available at salad bars, at grocery stores and as an optional topping at sandwich shops. Sprouts had an aura of naturalness and health. Crunchy baby plants! Unaffected by pesticides or fertilizers. Organic! I haven’t thought about sprouts 

Home-Grown Strawberry Season

Home-Grown Strawberry Season

Do you remember when fresh fruit was seasonal? Apples in fall; peaches, melons and plums in late summer; oranges and grapefruit in winter; strawberries in late spring/early summer. Now the average grocery store sells all fresh fruit all year long. When I was a kid, 

Back to prunes

Back to prunes

When you think of foods that build strong bones, what comes to mind? Milk? Cheese? Yogurt? Prunes? Yes prunes. Not because they’re a significant source of calcium. Instead, prunes provide biologically active substances that support the complex process of bone building. I was inspired to 

7 Almonds a Day

7 Almonds a Day

True story: a friend told me that her doctor advised her to eat “seven almonds a day”. Why? No explanation given. I’m not sure what the specific benefit would be, but nothing wrong with eating seven almonds, which is about 1/3 ounce. Seven almonds provides: