Year: 2013
succotash
Dec 2013

As we explore the cuisines of the world, we sometimes forget the Native American traditions. Succotash’s colors look like autumn. But its warming, hearty sweetness is perfect for deepest winter.

Dec
2013
Dec 2013

Like you, I was sad to read that Dabbler’s, a store in West Concord, is going out of business. And I grieve that others in our surrounding communities may have to close too. I fear that newspapers as I know and love them, newsprint and all, are going away. My world, our community is changing,

Dec
2013
Dec 2013

We were so pleased to read our name on the Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women-Led Business list.We couldn’t have gotten there without each and every one of you! May 2014 be a happy and health New Year for you and yours.

Dec
2013
Dec 2013

IIn the spirit of the essay above, I managed to buttonhole these four bodyworkers in the store (and I know there are tons more excellent bodyworkers in the area, so accept my apology in advance!). The four below enthusiastically want to offer you, our customers (just mention Debra’s Natural Gourmet) 20% off an Introductory Session

Dec
2013
Dec 2013

Children with colds are an especial challenge. They can’t always communicate much, except being PROFOUNDLY UNHAPPY. Plus, the remedies have to taste good.

Dec
2013
cranberry fig
Oct 2013

This makes a wonderful pie or tart filling. It’s also a wonderful chutney-like “compote” served with a dollop of whipped cream, ice cream, etc.

Oct
2013
Oct 2013

In March of this year, Whole Foods Market announced a commitment to full GMO transparency by giving their suppliers five years to source non-GMO ingredients, or to clearly label products with ingredients containing GMOs. Well, that’s good for the rest of us because Whole Foods has clout. As a national, natural products supermarket chain, when

Oct
2013
kelp noodles in a bowl
Oct 2013

Kelp noodles are made from the fiber in seaweed. They are a chewy “blank canvas” with almost no calories. Here, we paint that canvas with roast cashews, olives and garlic, brocolli florets, and brewer’s yeast.

Oct
2013
Sweet Rainbow Sugar Cookies
Sep 2013

According to nationally reknowned, locally-based Dr. Mark Hyman, family physician and a four-time New York Times bestselling author, we’re battling a “diabesity” epidemic.

Sep
2013
Aug 2013

I loved this when I read it in the Natural Foods Merchandiser back in 2003, and love it still today! It reminds me that we’re not as smart as we think we are… “Chimpanzees can tell the difference between organic and conventional fruits.”

Aug
2013
hibiscus lemonade
Aug 2013

Thanks to Adam, we’ve been enjoying this recipe for some years now. I run the recipe each summer. It can also be found in our third cookbook, Blue Ribbon Edition.

Aug
2013
The Vitanica logo
Aug 2013

One of our very rare posts where we partner with a supplement company, to recommend their products. But Vitanica is more than a supplement company; it’s Dr. Tori Hudson’s company…

Aug
2013
Aug 2013

You understand soluble vs. insoluble fiber. You know how to seek out fiber-rich foods. Now, here are four supplements to your diet.

Aug
2013
beluga lentils
Jul 2013

This is a variation of Amanda’s Green Potato Salad with Cilantro and Spinach featured in our Blue Ribbon Edition cookbook.

Jul
2013
Jul 2013

Wondering how to avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food, worried about the new reports that show our gut flora are being affected by them? The short answer is, Buy organic. Buy products verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project because you’re not a science experiment. We’re doing our best to make sure we only

Jul
2013
beans and legumes
Jun 2013

Fiber is arguably our most-important-yet-least exciting nutrient. Does it really prevent cancer and heart attacks? Help us lose weight? Keep us from feeling tired? Detox the liver? Make the world a better place? And what about soluble vs. insoluble fiber?

Jun
2013
Jun 2013

EFFECTIVE JULY 1. Including the senior citizen discount (a.k.a. “Wisdom Discount.”) There’s good news, and bad news. More good news than bad news, for most of us. The good news first: We are lowering the pricing on the Debra’s Natural Gourmet brand protein powders by an average of 25%. This isn’t a sale, it’s a

Jun
2013
Jun 2013

Shortened oldie but goodie by Debra. Long version available in store What is nail fungus? Typically caused by microscopic organisms with the sweet name of “dermatophytes,” nail fungus manifests as discoloration and thickening of the nail, most commonly the toe nails. When you’ve got it, sandals are out because the nails are unsightly, and as

Jun
2013
Jun 2013

Thank you to everyone who shopped the day before Mother’s Day, a benefit day for Vitamin Angels. We were able to send Vitamin Angels a check that allowed them to reach an additional 5,000 children with the essential nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Vitamin Angels recently visited beneficiaries in Honduras and found

Jun
2013
chicken tagine
May 2013

This recipe is equally delicious with chicken, seafood, and tofu.  Preserved lemons and olives are a classic flavor combination in both Persian and Moroccan cuisine.

May
2013
nettle leaf with seeds
May 2013

Amidst the buying and selling and marketing, the big natural products trade show had some oases of traditional herbalism.

May
2013
curried chickpeas
Mar 2013

Curries are wonderful ways to empty your fridge of leftovers. A can of this, some chopped-up that… the curry spices and coconut milk are very forgiving!

Mar
2013
berry smoothie
Feb 2013

“I’m in the mood for ice cream, and this is like a big bowl of soft, melty blueberry ice cream without the guilt or calories. I’ve been eating this every morning lately…”

Feb
2013
antique acupuncture chart
Feb 2013

Is there really an herb for this? How quickly does it work? And how can we slip it into Bob’s coffee without him noticing?

Feb
2013
Feb 2013

Most of you are familiar with my article on dry eyes and castor oil. (If you’re not, talk to me!) You know I’m a castor oil fan and always have a bottle on hand at home. But last month, Susan Feist, LMT of Concord Sports and Therapeutic Massage was in our store and spoke about

Feb
2013
assorted winter squash
Jan 2013

We use winter squash flesh, toasted squash seeds, and toasted squash seed oil as a drizzle. Sweet, creamy, savory, earthy, and crunchy — all from the same vegetable.

Jan
2013
a package of tamiflu pills
Jan 2013

Never before have we written for the sole purpose of criticizing a specific drug, or pharmaceutical company.

Jan
2013