Three Twins Ice Cream Sundae Cones  “I like this because there is ice cream and chocolate all the way to the bottom, and the cone doesn’t have a hole, so it doesn’t drip down your shirt!” – Alex

Hibiscus Stevia Lemonade

(This is a repeat, as we do each summer! )

If you don’t know, stevia is a South American herb that tastes much sweeter than sugar. The good thing is that stevia doesn’t affect blood sugar, is safe for diabetics and contains virtually no calories. An 8-oz cup of Pink Stevia Lemonade yields roughly 3 calories. You can live it up, baby!

Summer First Aid

Bruises, Scrapes, Bee Stings, Poison Ivy, Traveller’s Diarrhea?

Heat or Ice?  When I was a younger man, I used to play a lot of pickup basketball.  Don’t let anyone tell you it’s  not a contact sport! In addition to the occasional bumps and bruises, at least once a summer I’d jam a finger, pretty hard. I’d watch helplessly as it swelled and swelled… Within 30 minutes, it might be twice it’s normal size, purple and bloated, like a cross between a Vienna sausage and a prizewinning eggplant. It usually took about a week before I could move it again. Nothing I did helped.

Rainbow Chard Salad with Avocado

Serve with ripe heirloom tomatoes and fish, chicken, tofu or beans. Did you know that chard, a member of the beet family, contains more than 13 antioxidants, and one of those, syringic acid, according to recent research, is good at regulating blood sugar. Another substance in chard, betalain, helps us detox.

Don’t stint on avocados or good oils. This salad is meant to be luscious, and your body needs good fat!