Category Archives: health

Healthy Bones

Let food be your medicine –Hippocrates I’ve been reading Twyla Tharp’s latest book, Keep it Moving, a bracing look at aging. Too often we think of fighting aging with hair dye, expensive cosmetic potions, even surgery, but recasting it as … Continue reading

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Lemons are a Girl’s Best Friend

“I’m always so excited when I find new ways to use lemons.” not Marilyn Monroe Lemons are a girl’s best friend, but so are mangoes, cherries, sweet potatoes, olives, seaweed, and more. Everyone of them is healthy–deep colors equal lots … Continue reading

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The Vermont non-GMO Cookbook

No Vermont town ever let anybody in it starve. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Everyone seems to have a food thing these days–vegan, gluten-free, paleo. And while it might be easy to dismiss GMO as another thing you don’t have time to … Continue reading

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The Microgreens Cookbook

Eat watercress and gain wit. Greek Proverb This old wisdom is even more true for microgreens–each little leaf grown lightly on the earth and packed with nutrition and flavor. Hearty eaters might dismiss microgreens as elite rabbit food. Even more … Continue reading

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Eat Better, Everyday–Cookbook Digest Summer 2107

Both these books know that our first taste is always with our eyes and both authors have carved out a visual space online to explore and promote their recipes. In Everyday Delicious, Izy Hossack, who has been cooking since she … Continue reading

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Build a Bowl–Cookbook Digest

Sometimes you just want a bowl, a spoon, and no fuss. Either of these books are just the thing when you’re tired, hungry, and not sure what’s in the fridge. But a reasonable pantry, a creative eye, and the inspiration … Continue reading

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Bacon-ish

“Mmmm….bacon” –Homer Simpson Even people who don’t eat bacon admit that bacon is good, hence this book–a miracle of umami. In clever confluences of texture and flavor, author Two Moons creates “bacon” out of seitan, tofu, tempeh, coconut, eggplant, mushroom, … Continue reading

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Cook the Pantry

If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life. –Louis Parrish It’s good to be able to cook out of your pantry. Every cook needs a few go-to’s. Dishes that cook quickly, taste good, and please everyone. I … Continue reading

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Vegan Bowls

I was determined to know beans. –Henry David Thoreau  It’s the perfect time of year for some cozy and healthy eating, so if you, as well, are determined to know beans and other vegan options, turn to this book that valiantly … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Comfort Food

Are you seeing shoots of green? Perhaps an optimistic crocus? Are you thinking about exposing your ankles to daylight? Spring is coming and you may be inspired to cook new flavors. While comfort food brings to mind hearty stews and … Continue reading

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