Year: 2012
Dec 2012

The Boston Business Journal’s Top 100 Women-Led Business list has our name on it again this year. We are so pleased, and we know we couldn’t have gotten there if it weren’t for each and every one of you who come through our doors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We wish you

Dec
2012
Dec 2012

The labeling of genetically engineered food. California voters rejected Proposition 37 by 53.1% to 46.9%. Chemical and food company giants outspent proponents 10 to 1 during the campaign. Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Yogurt, Chairman of Just Label It called the spending spree an “an unequal contest between the single voter and corporate money.” Don’t despair, polls

Dec
2012
Dec 2012

Debra Stark (published originally in 2002!) Don’t you wonder why everyone doesn’t get sick when the cold and flu is going around? It boils down to how healthy your immune system is and whether it has the strength to stop those invading bad bugs. I rarely get a cold and ‘tis true (for the record!)

Dec
2012
four kinds of salt
Dec 2012

Is salt destined to always raise our blood pressure? Debra says no!

Dec
2012
sauteed mushrooms
Dec 2012

Greek-style sauteed mushrooms are a wonderful weeknight side dish alongside almost anything. Put those mushrooms on toast, and it suddenly transforms into a very-classy-indeed appetizer.

Dec
2012
brownies
Oct 2012

Paleo means no grains, no beans, no refined anything — just fruit, nuts, chocolate, etc… anything a caveman or woman could pluck and eat. Believe it or not, these brownies qualify!

Oct
2012
avocado and lemon on a cutting board
Oct 2012

This salad makes a sage addition to the holiday table. Not only is it easy to make, pretty to look at, but it will help everyone’s tummy feel better too. I’ve used Real Pickle’s cultured beets and red cabbage both.

Oct
2012
GMO Corn Field
Oct 2012

What are GMOs? Genetic Modification (GM) is when genes from one specie of bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans, are forced into the DNA of another species.

Oct
2012
spring rolls
Oct 2012

If you’re like us, you’re not an expert Spring Roll Assembler, and you’ll have a few tears in the delicate spring roll paper. That’s okay! And may we say, the (optional) curry powder in this recipe is a stroke of genius.

Oct
2012
exhausted woman asleep at her desk
Oct 2012

A good night’s sleep is absolutely foundational to good health. Without it, we see an increase in heart disease, brain disease, weight gain, depression, lowered immunity, and wrinkles.

Oct
2012
jambalaya
Sep 2012

Jambalaya is a New Orleans take on paella: rice, vegetables, seafood and sausage, with French, Native American, and Carribean influence. You could serve it as a side, but its heart and soul is as a one-pot meal.  

Sep
2012
Sep 2012

We loved the way The Wool Pack in Acton introduced their Point of Sale System (POS) to their customers.  Here’s what they said, “The tables have turned, figuratively speaking.  For years, we have been recognized by our customers for our levels of understanding and patience…But now it’s your turn.  We implemented a new POS with bar codes

Sep
2012
stomach pain
Sep 2012

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is more common than you might know. Alternating constipation and/or diarrhea, often (but not necessarily) worsened by stress.

Sep
2012
green gazpacho
Aug 2012

Gazpacho with tomatoes is relatively new, believe it or not.  Here I’ve used lemon and/or lime instead of vinegar, and saved tomatoes to slice and plate with fresh mozzarella.

Aug
2012
Aug 2012

What kind of salmon are you eating?  Thomas May, a writer we’ve met at trade shows, wrote an article entitled, Farmed Salmon Found Higher in Pollutants, which says don’t eat salmon raised in ocean net pens because their diet of concentrated fishmeal pellets contains high levels of toxic chemicals which may pose a health threat

Aug
2012
cashew dipa
Jul 2012

Elena Volkova made this in our store, and everyone loved it. There’s perfect balance between sweet and salty, and Elena says if you’re taking the Chinese approach, this is wonderful over bitter, dark greens.

Jul
2012
edamame salad
May 2012

This salad keeps everyone happily chewing, which means you get the pleasure of each other’s company around the table for longer than it takes to wolf down a burger and fries.

May
2012
bi bim bap in a stone pot
May 2012

Bi Bim Bap is a Korean dish like a stir-fry, except you don’t stir-fry things together. And then you put an egg on top. Plenty of veggies, whole grain rice, kimchee… and an egg on top.

May
2012
castagnaccio (chestnut flour bread or cake)
May 2012

Rich, dense chestnut flour is a good source of fiber and protein — and 100% gluten-free. Olive oil and rosemary add flavor. Pine nuts are optional, but highly recommended.

May
2012
cold coffee
May 2012

Cold-brewed coffee is a a treat even for the snobbiest of coffee snobs — and it’s EASY — and it’s low acid, so it’s easy on the digestion, too.

May
2012
bicycles on a path
May 2012

Let’s not jump right to angioplasty. Stable heart disease can be treated by diet, lifestyle, and supplementation.

May
2012
Armenian kofta
Mar 2012

Keofta (or Kofta) are meatballs. Here, we replace with meat with split peas and cracked wheat and carrots and onions and celery. Golden raisins and paprika add a hint of smoky sweetness.

Mar
2012
maitake asparagus sautee
Feb 2012

I made this on New Year’s Day, and it was a hit. People asked for the recipe, though one person said she couldn’t believe “those ugly mushrooms could taste that good!”

Feb
2012
krill
Feb 2012

Both krill oil and fish oil are sources of healthy omega-3 fats. But which is better — better for us, and better for the environment?

Feb
2012
lentil soup
Jan 2012

This is a gloriously unimaginative, pedestrian, almost boring take on the classic lentil soup. Which is sometimes, exactly what we need! Serve with a thick slice of bread, and a thick slab of butter.

Jan
2012
Jan 2012

Not only herbs and supplements that can turn the tide, but surprising research on fatty foods, sugar, and milk.

Jan
2012
lentil varieties
Jan 2012

Different kinds of lentils dissolve (or don’t dissolve) at different rates. Combine them all in a soup, you get something to intact, something soft… a variety of textures, and plenty of leguminous nutrition!

Jan
2012