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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 

I love bread!

I love bread!

I need a bumper sticker that says “I Brake For Bread”. I love bread. What’s not to like?  It’s delicious and satisfying.  Bread is my go-to breakfast, full of carbs to fuel my mornings. I’ve been baking bread for 50-some years. My first efforts weren’t 

7 reasons for growing greens

7 reasons for growing greens

Last year a 70-something friend and her husband sold their home and moved to a condo. They love the low-maintenance lifestyle; they can walk everywhere; she doesn’t miss the house, and apparently she doesn’t miss her garden. I was surprised about that. I thought she 

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 

7 Easy High Protein Snacks

7 Easy High Protein Snacks

Aging can play havoc with your nutritional status. Decreased appetite means you consume less food, and therefore fewer nutrients from food. Digestion and absorption aren’t what they used to be, so you absorb less of certain vitamins and minerals. Eating less fat or fewer carbs 

Exercise could be more important than diet for health

Exercise could be more important than diet for health

Two years of non-stop pandemic lock downs played havoc with fitness routines.  From complete prohibition on outdoor activities to closure of gyms, playgrounds and rec centers to the end of recreational sports, what was a person to do? Walk. Luckily I love walking. I wore