Monthly Archives: February 2008
Everyone is too busy these days—including me. Many people say they are too busy to cook, but no one seems to be too busy to eat! This is often remedied by a lot of eating out, take-out, and make-do meals. I’d like to encourage people cook and eat at home, so here are some of […]
The human race learned long ago that cooking meat before eating it would protect them from parasites. Since then this practice of cooking has grown to include all types of foods and is now considered an art. Very few meals are eaten which include raw elements, except for the leafy green salad. However, the advantages of […]
Who doesn’t want the benefits and enjoyment of excellent health? It can’t happen without a healthy planet. Day by day, begin building the kitchen habits that protect the air and water that goes in our bodies and the land that produces our food. Here are ten tips for a more earth-friendly kitchen.
New to this whole gluten-free thing? Not sure how to substitute the wheat flour in a favorite recipe? Need to cook without additional problematic ingredients — such as milk or soy? These tips are for you, Babycakes. Pictured above, gluten-free Fantastic French Toast; photo by Rachael Braun.
Have you heard? The National Cancer Institute, a member of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, recommends consuming 5 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. And they recommend sprouts as a good way to help you achieve that goal.
Frozen food loses fewer vitamins and minerals in processing than any other of the preserved foods. The faster it is frozen, the more nutrients it retains. Freezing food is also the quickest, easiest, and safest procedure of all the techniques for preserving.
One taste of hot tea in a Styrofoam cup and you know you’re drinking more than tea. The cup is reactive. And have you noticed how dried foods stored in plastic bags start to taste like plastic? It’s because food ions react with synthetic or metallic ions. Here are guidelines for choosing—and using—healthful, non-reactive cookware.
The holiday season can be stressful for anyone with strict dietary preferences (vegans, vegetarians), food intolerances and allergies (gluten, lactose) and the generally health-conscious. No one, in fact, relishes the idea of gaining the fabled seven pounds that the average American puts on between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. I’m not convinced of this statistic’s […]
Anyone can grow sprouts at home. You don’t need a garden or soil. You hardly even need any space. The best spot is near a sink since you do need to water. Sprouts can be grown from almost any kind of bean or special sprouting see. Here are some suggestions: dried peas, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans, […]
I admit that I didn’t give my Crock-Pot® much thought until a few years ago when I noticed a resurgent interest in the new and improved slow cookers. Here are some tips for making the most of vegan Crock-Pot® Recipes (as well as those made in other slow-cookers). As a vegan, had dismissed the appliance […]