It’s a Lunch Date: Wear Red and Eat Your Cholesterol Down

It’s a Lunch Date: Wear Red and Eat Your Cholesterol Down

“Sexy” is never used to describe fiber.  However, affairs of a healthy heart have a mind of their own.  How much fiber do you need?  What kinds of fiber help lower cholesterol?  How can we make fiber-rich foods as seductive to our pallet as they are good for our...

Does Eating Nuts Make You Fat?

I hear it all the time, “Eating fat make you fat.”  But is it true? If you have been avoiding tasty walnuts, peanuts, almonds and pistachios because they have too much fat, read on! At the Heart of Nuts The main type of fat in most nuts is polyunsaturated fat, a type...
Corn Crab and Tomato Salad and Basil Summer Salad

Corn Crab and Tomato Salad and Basil Summer Salad

Quick…what are your favorite flavors of summer? So many I know, but three are at the heart of summer cooking – tomatoes, corn and basil. Love ‘em! In season and as fresh and local as your back yard garden, or at least your nearest farmers market, these flavors are...

Mother “May-I-naise”

Remember back, way back, to when warm afternoons were filled with fun “Duck, Duck, Goose!” “Red Rover, Red Rover,” and “Kick-the-Can.”   Such a highlight of childhood days, I remember begging my mom, “Please Mama, may I …?” Mom’s approving “okay”—mothers seem to...