Year: 2010
Dec 2010

(Also known as Incan Berries or Cape Gooseberries) One of the superfruits. Indigenous to South America, goldenberries were brought to South Africa in the 1800’s and are grown today in countries far and wide such as China, England, Scotland, Norway and India. Rich in vitamin C, Ayurvedic medicine (the medicine of India) says goldenberries flush

Dec
2010
Nov 2010

I prefer yams or sweet potatoes to pumpkin because you don’t have to peel them, and they’re more vibrantly colored.  Even though sweet potatoes are related to morning glories, and yams are related to the lily and grass families (and are drier and starchier), I use them interchangeably.  I love the red Garnet yams!

Nov
2010
Sep 2010

In a study published in the December 2006 Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 47 adults participated in one of two eating plans (5 weeks duration) that provided the calories sufficient to maintain their current weight, one plan supplemented with equal calories of cooked chickpeas, and the other with cooked wheat. The chickpea-supplemented diet resulted in

Sep
2010
chest x-ray
Sep 2010

After decades of being told to consume “more calcium for your bones,” we see compelling evidence that we need to question that advice.

Sep
2010
Aug 2010

I first made this recipe with shrimp, for a staff make-your-own taco party. It was a hit.  I made it the second time for friends with scallops, which was scrumptious too.  Here it’s made with Port Clyde sustainable chowder pieces (the “hamburger of the sea world,” says Adam).  This is delicious too and perfect for

Aug
2010
the gout, historical illustration
Aug 2010

natural medicine can both prevent the painful stabbing pain — and its underlying causes.

Aug
2010
Jul 2010

The word cauliflower means “cabbage flower.”  It’s one of the few vegetables I find it hard to grow because in buggy New England the worms always seem to win, and eat before I get to.  Maybe I’ll have better luck next year if I refer to the great gardening book we have called Tiny Game

Jul
2010
gao report
Jul 2010

The Government Accountability Office released a report on herbal supplements, alleging that they are often marketed deceptively, and contaminated with heavy metals.

Jul
2010
Jun 2010

This is a lovely combination from Amanda who is herself deliciously pregnant.  This was the soup that was served at Tastes of Concord, and it was a hit.  Simple to make and easy on the pocketbook, don’t be afraid to eat potatoes because they’re nutritious and satisfying.

Jun
2010
chewing gum
May 2010

Chewing gum can improve dental health (of course!), reduce the risk of ear infections, and even help children focus in school. It can help with appetite and digestion. A miracle remedy?

May
2010
May 2010

One raw, one cooked.  Two beet recipes where beets are scrubbed and grated (no need to peel).  Can you choose to make both recipes with raw beets?  Make both with roasted or boiled beets?  Yes, yes, and yes!  The only advice I give here is to use a food processor so the grating part is

May
2010
Apr 2010

Ifugao violet glutinous rice, which you can find in our bulk bins, is still grown and irrigated on the same rice terraces that were constructed in the Philippines by people called the Ifugaos more than 3,000 years ago. Their efforts, it is said, match the effort that went into building the Egyptian pyramids.  Located in

Apr
2010
Mar 2010

Every March, I remember all over again that March can be awful because weather is often cold and snowy, or dreary and rainy.  It’s not winter, and it’s not summer or even spring.  That’s why soup is perfect in March, and sharing soup with friends takes the bull by the horns.  Sharing soup helps keep

Mar
2010
nac
Mar 2010

This simple molecule is profoundly beneficial for human health, rivaling even fish oil omega-3s and vitamin D. Research on flu prevention, cardiovascular health, mental health, detoxification… the list is almost endless.

Mar
2010
Feb 2010

Somebody asked me recently, “What the heck is KLB6?”  Still around after all these years, this formula is an old-fashioned diet aid was all the rage when I was in college in the 60’s.  KLB6 is shorthand for kelp, lecithin and vitamin B6.  Our house brand formula also contains apple cider vinegar, but I guess

Feb
2010
Feb 2010

This new recipe is a result of a group effort back in our kitchen.  Thanks to Piera, Alex (Alex Mong who never liked cabbage until this!) and Amanda, the kitchen not only came up with this delish slaw, but had the wild and creative idea to use it in a Miso Tofu Wrap, a popular

Feb
2010
cutting board
Feb 2010

This isn’t just about weight loss. This is about all those other diets: gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian, low-purine, paleo, FODMAP, and more.

Feb
2010