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Cauliflower “Couscous” Veggie Salad

Cauliflower Veggie Couscous

Powerful Paleo Superfoods is almost on shelves! (Preorder your copy here!) In the meantime, here’s another sneak peek recipe. This one is vegan as well, and it is delicious. You really won’t believe it’s not couscous! Cauliflower “Couscous” Veggie Salad

Posted in cooking, eating well, food, fruits and vegetables, Paleo, Powerful Paleo Superfoods, vegetables

Multivitamins: To Take, or Not to Take?

My observant brother texted me this week asking what is the deal with multivitamins: Following a barrage of negative studies in the last few years suggesting that they may not provide any health benefit, and may even increase risk of

Posted in calcium, cancer, eating well, fruits and vegetables, healthy choices, multivitamin, nutrition, processed foods, supplement

The Dirty Dozen

Each year the Environmental Working Group releases an updated Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, which includes a list of the Dirty Dozen (the twelve fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated by pesticide residue) and the Clean Fifteen

Posted in CSA, eating well, fruits and vegetables, organic, pesticide, produce

Shopping Guide: Foods Low in Saturated Fat and Sodium

Another reader question: What can you eat that is lower in saturated fat AND sodium? Seems like when they lower saturated fat they add sodium. It’s not your imagination—when food manufacturers lower the fat in their products, they often increase

Posted in eating well, food, fruits and vegetables, healthy choices, saturated fat, snacks, sodium

The Calcium Connection

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for calcium is 1,000 mg per day for men and women ages 19-50. After age 50, women get bumped up to 1,200 mg per day. Although it is far and away better to get your

Posted in blood pressure, bone health, calcium, cardiovascular disease, food, fracture, fruits and vegetables

Snack Your Way Healthy

Done right, snacks can fill in nutritional gaps, help keep your blood sugar steady, and quell cravings. Experts say you should eat every few hours, which for me means that I need a bite to eat in the late afternoon

Posted in cooking, eating well, fruits and vegetables, healthy choices, snacks

My CSA: A Love-Hate Relationship

Okay, hate is much too strong a word, but as wonderful as my CSA (community-supported agriculture) share has been this year, I do have some frustrations. First, let me expound upon the many ways I love my CSA: 1) I

Posted in cooking, CSA, fruits and vegetables, produce, recipes