A Favorite Pilaf

PilafI’ve always loved the cookbook, Please to the Table, by Anya von Bremzen and John Welchman, and this recipe is my adaptation of Anya’s favorite pilaf. Among my own touches, I’ve added my mother’s addition to all her rice dishes, Fearn soy granules. Mom always stirred in a few spoonfuls of Fearn soy granules to her pot of rice during the last 5 minutes of cooking. The soy granules absorbed remaining moisture so the rice was dry, the grains separate. One-quarter cup Fearn soy granules added 22 grams of protein, a good thing, and made the rice look and taste very gourmet, or so friends and family always said!

Bone Health: Calcium Management

It is becoming increasingly obvious that a high intake of calcium is not the solution for osteoporosis. Yes, it’s important to get enough calcium – roughly 600 mg a day. But beyond that, the key to healthy, vibrant, resilient bones are all the nutrients that help the body manage calcium. These calcium management nutrients finally accomplish what we’ve always wanted calcium to do for us.

In other words, it isn’t how much calcium we get, but how well we use it. Calcium management nutrients not only help calcium go to the right places, they also keep calcium out of the wrong places.


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Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 328

Episode 328

with Debra Stark & Jeff McDonough

  • Easy Peach Cobbler
  • Colorful Eggplant Vegetable Caviar
  • Dandelion Avocado Salad with Crispy Tempeh

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 327

Episode 327

with Debra Stark & Robin Johnston

  • String Beans a Different Way
  • Roasted Carrots, Beets, Fennel and Za’atar
  • White Bean Artichoke Salad with Sumac

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 326

Episode 326

with Debra Stark & Michelle Formosa

  • Spinach Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese
  • Island Shrimp Over Black Rice
  • The Best Fruit Salad

Eat Well, Be Happy – Episode 325

Episode 325

with Debra Stark & Aya Alexander

  • Garlicky Radish Avocado Salad
  • Snappy chicken (or tofu) with Ginger and Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Tomato Soup with Miso and Cashew Butter