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.

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!|

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|