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What’s summer without corn on the cob?

What’s summer without corn on the cob?

When it comes to summer produce, tomatoes are at the top of my list.  But fresh sweet corn is a close second.  The window for peak freshness is narrow, roughly late July through August, depending on where you live.  Corn plants don’t keep flowering and producing for 

Prioritize a long health span

Prioritize a long health span

With a long health span, you too can fly into space in your 80’s The typical 82-year-old doesn’t rocket into space if he or she is in poor health. I’m going to hazard a guess that 82 year-old Wally Funk is a woman who values 

How to eat ice cream

How to eat ice cream

It has come to my attention that today, July 18th, 2021, is National Ice Cream Day. Apparently President Reagan proclaimed this back in 1984. Who knew? As the linked article notes, Americans are the biggest ice cream consumers in the world. But if you count 

Is olive oil the only healthy oil?

Is olive oil the only healthy oil?

Sometimes I sound like a broken record to myself: Use olive oil Olive oil is the best choice Switch to olive oil Olive oil, olive oil, olive oil!! Can olive oil really be so uniquely important for health? More so that any other oil? Where 

Umami flavor boosters for meatless meals

Umami flavor boosters for meatless meals

If there’s one thing that discourages people from adopting meatless meals is the lack of the rich umami flavor that’s unique to meat and dairy foods like cheese.  Plant protein foods just don’t have that flavor kick.  Foods like legumes, quinoa, chia, whole grains and 

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 

Don’t overlook these probiotic foods

Don’t overlook these probiotic foods

What do you associate with the term “fermented food”? yogurt yogurt yogurt How about “probiotic food”? What food do you think of? yogurt yogurt yogurt If you picked “yogurt” for any of your answers, you wouldn’t be wrong. We’re so focused on yogurt we forget 

Sometimes Vegetarian, sometimes not, always healthful

Sometimes Vegetarian, sometimes not, always healthful

“What is a plant-based diet anyway?” I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that question. The average person is confused, rightly so. Plant-based diets are fashionable. Unfortunately, an official definition of plant-based eating is non-existent. Does it mean vegan? Vegetarian? Flexitarian?