Jicama Slaw
July 19, 2016 – 11:12 am | No Comment

Hello again, friends! It’s been far too long since I last posted, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been mucking around in the kitchen.  I mark the passage of time by cycles of loading and …

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Stuff of interest to people on a gluten-free diet

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Keeping a low (lipid) profile
February 13, 2009 – 2:39 pm | One Comment
Keeping a low (lipid) profile

It’s still heart awareness month, so I thought I’d dedicate this posting to triglycerides… those little-known blood lipids that constantly get overshadowed by publicity-hungry cholesterol, both “good” (HDL) and “bad” (LDL).
After a routine blood test, …

Heart aflame? Dark chocolate to the rescue.
February 10, 2009 – 7:21 pm | 2 Comments
Heart aflame?  Dark chocolate to the rescue.

I was always skeptical about the alleged health benefits of chocolate, and suspected they might be a nutrition myth perpetuated by so-called “researchers” at places like the Hershey Research Institute. But researching the issue …

The Gluten-free Grammys
February 8, 2009 – 9:17 am | 2 Comments
The Gluten-free Grammys

There have been a lot of gluten-free experiments in my kitchen this past year, some of which have produced winning meals that became part of the regular playlist. So in anticipation of the upcoming …

I heart whole grains
February 5, 2009 – 2:22 pm | 2 Comments
I heart whole grains

It is very well established in the scientific literature that people whose diets are rich in whole grains have lower risks of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease than people who eat less of these foods. …

February is Heart Awareness Month!
February 3, 2009 – 5:42 pm | No Comment
February is Heart Awareness Month!

In case you missed the red and pink-themed shop windows, the heart-infested candy aisles in your local drugstore or the sea of red that was once your neighborhood Hallmark store…February is, in fact, Heart Awareness …

Everything you wanted to know about flax but were afraid to ask
February 1, 2009 – 8:34 pm | 7 Comments
Everything you wanted to know about flax but were afraid to ask

Flax seeds and their oil have been showing up in everything these days, from tortilla chips and crackers, to energy bars, cereals and peanut butter. Even the chicken feed that your egg-laying hens are …