It’s January. The days are dark but starting to lengthen. Still. If you’ve splurged at the holidays and need help paying bills, try soothing soul and pocketbook with good food like soup. I always say that one can feed an army on a handful of lentils…
It’s been almost ten years since we last covered acne in this newsletter. Now, a new decade, a new generation… time to cover the subject again.
Now that some of us are “all grown up,” it’s easy to forget how bad acne was, how miserable, how awful, how flat-out tragic every pimple and blemish could be. But they were, and for the next generation, they are. Research now shows that even moderate acne is associated with levels of anxiety and depression normally seen in chronic, debilitating illness. Let’s take acne seriously!
There’s probably no such thing as an original lentil soup recipe. That’s because lentils are found in every country, eaten by every people. Wikipedia says, “The plant likely originated in the Near East and has been part of the human diet since the aceramic (non-pottery producing) Neolithic time … With approximately 26% of their calories from protein, lentils are rich in protein…”