healthy eating for healthy aging

Diets

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: 

Recipes should be easy

Recipes should be easy

If you want to discourage people from trying to do something new, make it look expensive complicated fussy When it comes to food and recipes, let me add: no guarantee of success might not even taste that great Exhibit A: the plant-centered (sometimes vegetarian) diet 

Green beans and Julia Child

Green beans and Julia Child

Green beans are always high on my garden priority list. First, because they do well in my garden, and I’m always in favor of vegetables that aren’t problematic and fussy. Second, because fresh green beans from the garden taste great. Cooked just right, they’ve got 

Quinoa: ancient grain with modern uses

Quinoa: ancient grain with modern uses

Quinoa wasn’t always on the foodie radar screen. It rose to prominence several years ago, as the idea of plant-based eating took off. Now it’s seemingly everywhere — in cereal, fake meat products, snack bars, restaurant menus, and prepared foods. You’d think it was the 

Hot salads for vegetable diversity

Hot salads for vegetable diversity

  There Will Be Salad. me, every evening I love tossed green salad. I could probably live on it. As long as there’s also bread and coffee. Vegetables are super healthful, and eating a diverse selection of vegetables maximizes the nutrient mix. But even lovely 

10 easy ways to use avocados

10 easy ways to use avocados

If there’s one thing I hate it’s food waste. So imagine my horror at the recent U.S. embargo on avocados from Mexico. Thanks to a series of violent incidents and threats against a U.S. plant inspector, avocado imports from Mexico were halted. Avocados are highly