Eating what is in season is a way to be mindful. We will share nutrition, gardening and health and wellness research. We’ll also share easy preparation tips and ideas since we know many people don’t know how to cook or think they don’t have time.

Fall for Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

Sweet potatoes and black beans make a fabulous combo. Both are super foods so when you make and enjoy this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad, you’ll be eating double of Nature’s goodness. It’s a perfect fall dish and can be the star in a vegan meal or paired with your favorite meat. Sweet potatoes [...]

September 16th, 2016|Categories: Eat This and Live!|

Glorious, Green Asparagus for Spring

Fresh asparagus stalks are a welcome sight in spring. They are now making appearances at local farmers markets. Even though asparagus lends an elegant touch to any meal, it’s easy to prepare. Spring shoots are tender, usually without a tough, fibrous stem. The best way to store for freshness is to wrap the stem ends [...]

March 25th, 2016|Categories: Eat This and Live!|

Dark Chocolate & Wine: the Good-for-You Duo

February is Heart Month, the perfect opportunity to pair a gift of dark chocolate with a bottle of wine for someone you love. When consumed in moderation, both wine and chocolate are a no-guilt option. They both contain antioxidants that are good for our health. Muscadine wine contains many healthy properties. In the 1500s, the [...]

February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Eat This and Live!|

Try Spaghetti Squash for Variety

Enjoy the flavors of the season. Some of the most popular and healthy choices that are in abundance now are fall or winter squashes. They are easy to prepare and add variety to your menus. Some choices at local markets are acorn, butternut, Hubbard, turban and spaghetti. Cooked yellow spaghetti squash with herbs. [...]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: Eat This and Live!, Uncategorized|

A Cool Recipe for Summer’s Abundant Tomatoes

When it’s hot out and tomatoes are still in abundance at your local farmers market or in your own garden, gazpacho, a chilled soup, is a refreshing, nutrient-packed dish to make. It’s filled with summer goodness that provides a health boost. Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that gives them their beautiful red [...]

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Eat This and Live!|

Heart-Healthy Tips for Everyone

Three tips from leading doctors in nutrition in medicine – Neal Barnard, M.D., David Katz, M.D., and Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. – are basics that bear repeating. These tips are from a recent International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine. Adopt a plant-based diet. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds and whole grains is best [...]

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Eat This and Live!|

Refreshing Watermelon, Summertime Goodness at Its Best

When it’s hot outside – temperatures approaching 100 degrees – any food that’s light and refreshing is perfect for any menu. You can’t go wrong with watermelon. This fruit is in the cucurbit family (think cantaloupe, squash and pumpkin) yet it has its own distinct flavor. Its watery goodness is packed with lycopene and carotenoids, [...]

June 28th, 2015|Categories: Eat This and Live!, Uncategorized|