Spring is here, and it brings us closer to the farmer’s markets with their fresh vegetables. We are coming out of the cold season, where we have been indoors more than usual, sitting more, eating warming soups and heavier, fattier foods. We have usually gotten less exercise and may feel a bit “stagnated”. This is … Read more Eating for the Seasons–Spring
I guess your first response is “I understand the lost art of cooking, but what do you mean by grateful cooking?” Yes, we seem to have lost the art of cooking, but we have also lost the art of gratefulness. We think about what will “make us happy”, or stimulate our tastebuds, or complete our … Read more The Lost Art of Grateful Cooking
You may have heard how healthful bone broth, or stock, can be, but have you made your own? With many people cooking turkeys for Christmas, now is a great time to learn how to make your own. If you already know how to make bone broth, I have an amazingly healthful winter soup recipe you … Read more Use that turkey carcass!
Patti Bealer Health You can health at any age! This month’s challenge: Eat Responsibly! It is the Holiday Season and we have so many celebrations, whether official, traditional or spontaneous, that give us cause to eat. Not just eat, but to eat out of control. Between the social settings, the family dynamics and … Read more Eat Responsibly!
Do you find yourself at the office potluck or a social gathering reaching for food to make you feel comfortable? Take my Party Challenge! One of the issues with gatherings is they usually have less than healthy food choices. Another one is you may not know very many of the people there, and the person … Read more Holiday Party Challenge
I really enjoy the health benefits, as well as the great flavors of fermented foods and drinks. You may have heard of some of them, some of them are making a bit of a comeback: sauerkraut, Kimchi, kombucha, kefir and yogurt. There is actually more than that, but you can find each of these in … Read more What are fermented foods?
Are you one of those people who have problems with heartburn, burping, gas or bloating? It could be you need to support your digestive system. Specifically, your hydrochloric acid in your stomach may be low. This can happen as we age, or as our health gets compromised due to our poor eating choices over the … Read more Help for Your Digestion
Ask yourself what food is to you. Is food “filling the hole” to keep away hunger pains? Is it a comfort at night when you feel a loss, or lonely? Is it an enhancement to social situations? Is food a celebration? Is food a source of love to you or a way to express your … Read more Food as Nourishment
Boy have I heard that one! For many people, their only exposure to vegetables has been the overcooked, bland mixtures their mothers made for them and were “forced” to eat. They have a really bad taste in their mouth (pun intended) for vegetables. Let’s just say, you may be prejudice. You have made an assumption … Read more Don’t like vegetables?
Why do I always show pictures of smoothies? I love smoothies, it’s true. They are the best way of not having to eat a salad everyday. Honestly? I am so lazy it would make your head spin. I know that if I start my day with tons of healthy foods and superfoods, that I don’t … Read more How to Make a Delicious Smoothie