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12 02, 2017

Add More Flavor and Variety to Meatless Meals

By |2019-06-26T13:52:30-04:00February 12th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|3 Comments

I'll probably make a beef filet with lobster tails for cozy Valentine's day dinner at home. But I also like to include a meatless meal once a week. Whether it's pasta with beans or a vegetable rice dish, vegetarian meals aren't just for vegetarians. You don't have to "go [...]

13 03, 2014

Sowing Your Oats

By |2014-03-13T14:00:10-04:00March 13th, 2014|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|1 Comment

A friend recently asked me about freezing oatmeal. She was concerned that her method of making steel cut oats ahead, and then freezing it in muffin cups for later use, may impact the nutrient level of the oatmeal. The minimal, if any, nutrients lost in freezing cooked oats [...]

26 03, 2013

Going Mediterranean?

By |2013-03-26T15:26:29-04:00March 26th, 2013|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Going Mediterranean?

After the recent news report about the longitudinal study showing the positive effects of a Mediterranean Diet, you may be thinking about "going Mediterranean". While the term diet is used to describe the specific foods to include, you don't want to think about "going on" this or any [...]

1 02, 2013

The Facts About Heart Healthy Diets

By |2013-02-01T09:00:56-05:00February 1st, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease|Comments Off on The Facts About Heart Healthy Diets

February is Heart Month, so this month, I'll mix in some tidbits about heart health this month throughout my blog. Heart disease is related to a process called atherosclerosis - A fancy word describing the condition of the arteries when plaque builds up in artery walls. This build-up [...]