Food, General

My Vegan Offering

I realize kids need to be offered new foods 10-20 times before they learn to enjoy it, so I wasn’t offended that my children gave my vegan dinner offering (whole grain pasta & lentils, sauteed kale and oven-roasted butternut squash & carrot puree) suspicious, sidelong glances and wary expressions. I simply suggested they try it, and to their surprise… they…

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Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth

I’m sorry I missed you last week. I was busy doing what turned out to be a full-time job: picking up and distributing Girl Scout cookies! As I found myself surrounded by those tasty once-a-year cookie treats, sorting them in preparation for delivery (and sampling my favorite flavors), I paused long enough to check the nutrition labels to see just…

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Take a Walk on the Dark Side: The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

It’s Valentine’s Day, and chocolate is on the minds of many! Whether you’re eating it, buying it or both, here’s some information you may want to know. Dark chocolate has some benefits over milk chocolate or white chocolate. These benefits are thought to come from the flavonoids it contains. Flavonoids are naturally occurring antioxidants that can also be found in…

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Time To Drink More Water

If you watch the television dance show, “So You think You Can Dance,” you know that they’ve declared today (Saturday, July 31st) National Dance Day! I love to dance, and dancing a fun way to exercise and stay fit. It’s great to see so many people and organizations stepping up the challenge to dance today (and specifically to learn a…

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