healthy eating for healthy aging

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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 

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. 

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, 

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 

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 

Have some fruit with your vegetables

Have some fruit with your vegetables

While visiting a friend years ago, I was served an unusual dish: slices of fresh orange layered with pieces of red onion. Despite the rather strange combination, the orange slices had an amazing flavor. Somehow the onion complemented the tangy/sweet orange perfectly. Pairing vegetables with