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5 reasons to include soy foods in your diet

5 reasons to include soy foods in your diet

Last year I did a webinar on vegetarian diets. I talked a bit about the convenience and nutritional benefits of soy foods like tofu and tempeh. Some attendees expressed fears about soy safety, because soy contains isoflavones that are chemically related to estrogenic hormones. There 

Red lentil chickpea zucchini soup

Red lentil chickpea zucchini soup

At some point every summer, there’s just too much zucchini.  Gardeners can’t give it away.  Another problem: zucchinis quickly balloon in size and become inedible.  I pick zucchini small, assuming I can find them in time.  The small ones are slightly sweet, with a distinctive 

Eggs are on my protein radar screen

Eggs are on my protein radar screen

“I should eat more eggs.” I remind myself of this quite often. Why? Quality protein, convenience, cost, versatility and taste. What more reasons does a person need? Yet we’ve been taught to fear and shun eggs for decades, and some people still stick to those antiquated