Year: 2007
financiers
Dec 2007

Almond flour, egg whites, and raw unrefined cane sugar make this a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free treat. Cocoa butter adds a richness… High protein, high fiber… Oh my goodness!

Dec
2007
stewed fruit
Dec 2007

Stewed fruit: no cooking, no mess, no sugar. So simple and fruity, you can have it for breakfast, too.

Dec
2007
rhodiola rosea plant
Dec 2007

We have two shelves worth of “brain supplements.” But how much of it really works? We’re going to look at just a few of my favorites — not for people with diagnosable problems, but just the rest of us who could use a little help.

Dec
2007
purple potatoes
Nov 2007

No grains in these dark purple-black, fiber-rich savory pancakes. A delightful holiday treat. You can call them “latkes” for Chanukkah. Or just call them delicious.

Nov
2007
sequential weight loss images
Nov 2007

I last covered the topic for the May, 2001 newsletter.  Yet just recently, it has recently been called to my attention that the first article did not entirely solve the problem…

Nov
2007
apple on a table
Oct 2007

Baked apples stuffed with crumbled store-bought macaroons. They’re simple. They’re wholesome. They’re truly delicious.

Oct
2007
girl with lollipop
Oct 2007

A study published just last month in The Lancet, England’s most respected medical journal, has confirmed that artificial food colorings and preservatives make children hyperactive.

Oct
2007
Sep 2007

Asiago is an Italian company, and we’re pleased as punch to carry their frozen, mixed porcini, oyster, shiitake and nameko mushrooms.  Adam introduced this product to me, and we both love how easy it is to make dinner by just adding a few other ingredients! Mushrooms lack chlorophyll, which means they don’t produce food for

Sep
2007
softgel capsules
Sep 2007

Coenzyme Q10 is found in every cell of our bodies, and is necessary for energy generation. It’s good for the heart, the brain, and even receding gum lines.

Sep
2007
Aug 2007

I fell in love with Kurt’s recipe back in the summer of 2002. Kurt is baking bread at the Orchard Hill Breadworks in VT.  He swings by from time to time bearing the gift of whole grain loaves baked the old-fashioned way.  Kurt writes, “One time Adam asked the Gaia Herb rep what the best

Aug
2007
Jul 2007

A meal in itself with some ripe summer tomatoes.  I’d add olives and those little pickling cucumbers too.  Organic chicken on the grill….. Or Steady Lane Farm hamburgers or steaks…. Seven Oaks Ranch, the maker of Garlic Gold products, is nestled in the Ojai Valley.  The Ranch grows and distributes organic produce such as tomatoes,

Jul
2007
Jul 2007

I keep trying to figure out ways to use hemp and pumpkin seeds because they’re both so healthy, but hemp sounds “sexier”, so it’s in the title here.  I read that hemp is the “next flax” because it’s another rich, rich source of essential fatty acids.  Ruth Shamai of Ruth’s Hemp Foods says, “So that’s

Jul
2007
Jun 2007

Herbes de Provence originated in southern France, and includes herbs found in the region: rosemary, basil, marjoram, thyme, sage, savory, tarragon, bay, fennel and lavender. We have two different mixes in our store, one by Frontier Herbs and Spices, and a second lovely version made by Jean Louis of A Touch of Provence, located right

Jun
2007
statue of emperor Hadrian
Jun 2007

When Debra has a health problem, she does two things. First, she SOLVES it. Then, she write about how she solved it, and shares it with the rest of us.

Jun
2007
May 2007

In May, I feel in transition mode, not wanting heavy, cooked wintry dishes, but not ready yet for summer corn or salads made from ripe tomatoes.  This easy salad, which can be a meal, suits my fancy in spring. Did you know that chard actually came from the Mediterranean and Asia Minor?  That while it

May
2007
a cotton field at sunset
May 2007

We’ve all heard about pesticide and industrial residues in non-organic raspberries, strawberries, spinach, and liver. Here are three crops we don’t normally hear about — but among the worst offenders.

May
2007
Apr 2007

Mother Earth Magazine lists kale as one of the “Thirty-Three Greatest Foods for Healthy Living.”   Grown in Europe since 600 B.C.E., kale was the most common green vegetable, and in Scotland, kale in one dialect meant food, and the expression “to be off one’s kail” meant to feel too ill to eat.

Apr
2007
probiotics under a microscope
Apr 2007

Not all bacteria are “bad” for us. In fact, healthy probiotic bacteria inside our bodies are crucial for everything from immune health to liver detoxification. They may even contribute to healthy mood.

Apr
2007
Mar 2007

Perfect for days that are still cold and often blustery.  We often are able to get peeled, diced organic butternut squash on organic produce day, which makes this dish a five-minute snap to prepare for the oven!  Of course you can halve, peel and cube your own squash, or substitute diced yams. Vegetarian?  Substitute any

Mar
2007
a photo of a woman covered in vegetables
Mar 2007

This is an article about skin.  Not “problem skin,” but skin that glows with health, and ages well.  It’s about thick, luxuriant hair, and strong teeth. The idea here is that our outsides reflect our insides.  Lynne Lori Sullivan, who works with this and other health topics, says she has very sensitive skin and likes

Mar
2007
red grapes in a bowl
Jan 2007

Resveratrol is an antioxidant — and much more — found in red grapes and red wine. Many people believe the health benefits of red wine can be attributed to resveratrol. Some people are even talking “anti-aging.”

Jan
2007