Category Archives: Cooking

Salad dressings are easy!

For most of us, when we want to eat healthier, automatically add large salads as an easy way to include a variety of vegetables in our diet. This is an admirable task, especially when one goes beyond including salad basics, … Continue reading

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Using herbs in our diet to enhance our health

Most of us try to live a healthy lifestyle: eat a good diet, exercise regularly, and tread lightly on the planet. Even so, sometimes it can be hard to incorporate herbs into our regular routine and keep it up when … Continue reading

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a distinctive spice, both in color and flavor.  Like many other spices, it has had a multitude of uses in folk and alternative medicines throughout history however modern medicine has done little research to corroborate ancient theory. It … Continue reading

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Herbs to grow for our health, part one

We all know that fresh herbs are where it’s at when cooking, but aside from being superior flavor-wise, our common cooking herbs have a surprising number of health benefits when regularly included in our diets. All of the following are … Continue reading

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Cilantro

Here is another installation in our ongoing series of the health benefits of herbs and spices. **** Cilantro is an herb that inspires strong feelings in people, rarely do people have lukewarm feelings about cilantro. There is a genetic link … Continue reading

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Cardamom health benefits

We are continuing our series on the health benefits of the spices you can find in your pantry. **** A primary ingredient in Garam Masala, cardamom is a tropical spice that is considered one of the most valuable spices in … Continue reading

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The Flavor Bible

I’ve mentioned before that one of the projects my mom worked on off and on was a cookbook. Her idea was to create a book that was less individual recipes and more a way to put together building blocks of … Continue reading

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How cinnamon can help keep us healthy

Cinnamon is ubiquitous in any pantry, being a staple spice in baking. I use it in many of my mid-winter treats because its spicy taste warms from the inside. It is versatile and can be used in sweet and savory … Continue reading

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In the news

Here are a few articles that have caught my eye recently: What’s Tylenol Doing to Our Minds I try to be judicious about my use of over the counter medicines, including ones like Tylenol and Advil. Because of it’s pervasive … Continue reading

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A soup template

My mom loved soup. Of all the recipes she collected over the years, the lion’s share of them were soups and stews. Continue reading

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