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Cool off with tzatziki

Cool off with tzatziki

So many recipes and foods are just better in hot weather. Ice cream of course. Lemonade. Fresh seasonal tomatoes, melon, peaches, corn, and … tzatziki. Tzatziki is not a seasonal fruit. It’s a delightful mixture of cucumbers, yogurt, garlic and mint. On my recent trip 

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

Tonight I’m having grilled pork chops. Because my diet is sometimes vegetarian. Actually it’s most-of-the-time vegetarian; sometimes I eat meat. I got to thinking about my frequency of meat eating and decided it might be 2-4 meals per week, usually at the evening meal. Contrary 

Shrimp: protein with issues

Shrimp: protein with issues

Shrimp would seem to be an ideal ingredient to boost protein intake in a ‘sometimes vegetarian’ diet. Shrimp are: Convenient: If you buy a large bag of frozen shrimp, it’s easy to thaw a few to add to a recipe, keeping the rest for another 

In the land of the Mediterranean Diet

In the land of the Mediterranean Diet

Mmmm. A plate of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and goat cheese, drizzled with olive oil and herbs, with olives on the side. To me, that’s the quintessential Mediterranean meal. Simple, loaded with vegetables, unprocessed and delicious. You can make that sort of meal anywhere, but somehow 

Hummus Salad

Hummus Salad

Protein intake might be the first thing on a person’s mind when switching to a mostly meatless diet. It’s a valid concern, particularly for older people. I’m a big advocate of real food, so I love to talk about plant foods that boost protein intake. 

Hydrate with food

Hydrate with food

In warm weather our thoughts turn to hydration. Particularly if we’re over 60. The hormones that control fluid balance and thirst don’t work as effectively as we age, which means you can be dehydrated before you even feel thirsty. At which point you’re playing Catch