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Spice up your life with garden fresh arugula

Spice up your life with garden fresh arugula

I can’t let the summer gardening season go by without talking about my favorite green: arugula. I grow it every year. Picking fresh arugula and making salad is one of my favorite rewards for gardening. The arugula you buy in the supermarket is most likely 

Hydration smarts for older adults

Hydration smarts for older adults

A few weeks ago I listened to a webinar that presented some rather alarming information about hydration in older adults. Food intake surveys show that for age 70+, 80% of women and almost all men fail to meet even the minimum fluid intake recommendations. The 

Higher protein bread

Higher protein bread

Protein is an important issue for aging. Getting enough and spreading intake out as evenly as possible through the day. The problem meal for many: breakfast. Wouldn’t it be nice if your morning toast contributed significant protein. I’d like that. Unfortunately, boosting protein in bread 

Add chickpeas to your plant based diet

Add chickpeas to your plant based diet

Any plant-based diet should include legumes, frequently. Perhaps daily. Chickpeas (aka. garbanzos) have been part of the human diet for thousands of years. They’re a staple food in India and around the Mediterranean region, and are widely available in the Western Hemisphere. They have a 

Take advantage of asparagus season

Take advantage of asparagus season

A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with a woman whose house burned down over a year ago. She lost everything, but when she went back last spring to survey the damage, she saw that her asparagus was coming up as if nothing had 

It’s the International Year of Millets

It’s the International Year of Millets

Years ago the bakery at a local natural foods store was famous for its Bird Man of Alcatraz Bread.* The name was a play on one ingredient common to bird feed: millet, the tiny round yellow seeds that dominate many bird seed mixes. The bread