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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 

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. 

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