Year: 2009
blueberry sauce
Dec 2009

A generous splash of pomegranate juice punches up the intensity of this traditional sweet-tart sauce. For ice cream, or Thanksgiving. Voted #1 Recipe Most Likely to Stain Your Clothing.

Dec
2009
vegetable stir fry with tempeh
Nov 2009

Tempeh is the “other” soy food, native to Indonesia. Fermented soy is more digestible, and you’ll find tempeh has an interesting sort of “ground beef” texture.

Nov
2009
lomatium dissectum leaves and flowers
Nov 2009

Sometimes an herb comes along that barely has a shred of research to back it — but it’s amazing. It’s the best we’ve got. Lomatium is one of those herbs.

Nov
2009
2 bean soup
Oct 2009

Butterbeans are a tender, smaller variety of lima beans. Here, they marry well with tender green beans (yes, even frozen), herbs and spices, and little romano cheese.

Oct
2009
eggs sunny side up
Oct 2009

Actually, we kept going, and got as high as 13 Healthiest. Some of what made the cut may surprise you!

Oct
2009
pineal gland
Sep 2009

Melatonin is normally produced in our own bodies, in the pineal gland. It is also available as a supplement. It’s the brain’s way of signaling to itself — and the rest of the body — that it’s time to sleep.

Sep
2009
cutting board eggs veggies
Sep 2009

“I love to feed people, but like you, don’t have time to fuss in the kitchen. I got so many rave reviews about Dinner with a Friend (my March 2009 newsletter recipe) and pleas for more easy dinners to make in a flash…”

Sep
2009
wasabi
Sep 2009

… in which we sarcastically (caustically, even) address the allegations that a popular condiment can make you psychotic. Because that’s how the media talks about healing herbs.

Sep
2009
empenadas
Aug 2009

A vegetarian health food take on the classic Salvadoran stuffed pastry, Jim’s recipe uses whole wheat flour, tons of vegetables, and tahini — and some cheddar, if you want it.

Aug
2009
acai berries
Jul 2009

Sometimes a legitimate good-for-you food is overtaken by its own marketing. There’s nothing wrong with the acai berry. But it isn’t half of what people say it is…

Jul
2009
Green Potato Salad
Jul 2009

A mayo-less potato salad that is light (yet substantial), fresh, bright, and delicious, with the baby spinach, cilantro, and the bite of apple cider vinegar.

Jul
2009
Greek yogurt with za'atar
Jun 2009

An easy, easy, easy summer dish around which to build an even easier summer meal. What is Za’atar? It’s a Middle Eastern seasoning mix made from hyssop, Israeli sumac, sesame seeds, etc.

Jun
2009
A flu virion
Jun 2009

“Public Health bulletins are sounding more and more these days like a Dr. Seuss book, evocative less of mass pandemic death than whimsical barnyard shenanigans.”

Jun
2009
dandelion greens
May 2009

Did you know that the USDA ranks dandelion in the top four green vegetables in overall nutritional value? Or that DEBRA ranks avocados among the most wonderful things on Earth?

May
2009
Apr 2009

o early for tomatoes, zucchini are still expensive, and we aren’t ready for cold salads…. it’s still cool enough to turn on the oven, roast vegetables, and dream of summer!

Apr
2009
buckwheat cooked
Mar 2009

Buckwheat! You either love it… or you haven’t tried it yet. This Japanese/Russian supergrain cooks quickly, and is packed with flavor. And it marries especially well with chicken.

Mar
2009
healthy hair
Mar 2009

There are a lot of products out there claiming (or at least strongly implying) that they’re going to make you a whole lot prettier.  When it comes to hair and nails at least, there are two that actually work. 

Mar
2009
coconut chocolate frangipanne
Feb 2009

About five minutes to get into the oven. Gluten-free, grain-free, with the richness of nuts and eggs; and loved by everyone.

Feb
2009
Morrocan soup
Jan 2009

North African “home food,” ready in 15-30 minutes depending on if you use hard or soft lentils. Gently, warmly spiced.

Jan
2009
raw chocolate macaroons
Jan 2009

Dried apricots and dates are the key to these macaroons. They provide sweetness, and also bind the other ingredients. So no need for flour, eggs, or sugar.

Jan
2009