Food For Thought…and Health

Food For Thought…and Health

Nothing withstands the power of marketing…or its lack of principles. A double edge sword, marketing can bring to the forefront the best things that human ingenuity has to offer. It can also, at times, showcase the most hypocritical and condescending attitudes...
Silky Potato & Leek Soup

Silky Potato & Leek Soup

We are soup people. Some people go crazy over cheese or bacon, bread or maybe sweets…but we love soup. I learned my love of soup in a home where we would consume the equivalent of our body weight in soup almost daily. It was easy, since there were endless...
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Migraineur

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Migraineur

Chronic pain is a familiar nemesis to more than 100 million people in this country alone. It often becomes an insidious and silent undercurrent, known only to the patient and those very close to him or her. Someone around you this very minute is, without a doubt, a...
Indian Red Lentil Dahl

Indian Red Lentil Dahl

I have gladly enjoyed a steaming bowl of dahl in the summertime. I don’t shy away from it. The temperature outdoors soars, and I sit in front of a bowlful of hot lentils happy as can be. It stands to reason, that come the wintertime, red lentil dahl is often on my...
Turmeric: The Power of Orange

Turmeric: The Power of Orange

In recent years turmeric has stormed into our kitchens touting incredible healing powers. Apparently, it is still having its moment and remains as ubiquitous as ever. Everything appears to be sprinkled with turmeric these days: soups, teas, smoothies, stews…you...
A Little Antidote Against Murphy’s Law

A Little Antidote Against Murphy’s Law

We’ve  all had days that make us question our sanity…The fire alarm runs out of batteries in the middle of the night, your car is mysteriously falling apart at the mechanic shop even though you only took it in for an oil change, you have a “to...
Not Your Grandpa’s Lentils

Not Your Grandpa’s Lentils

There is a culinary anecdote in my family that has been passed down for a few generations now. When he was a little boy at the turn of the century, my grandfather (on my mom’s side) thought that lentils were simply revolting. To his dismay, lentils are quite a popular...
The Cookie Always Strikes Back

The Cookie Always Strikes Back

Poor Ormie! He works so hard to get those cookies…His predicament truly is relatable… What he does not know is that, in the end, he is lucky that the cookies did not cross his lips. Cute little Ormie would have been better off opening that beautiful...
Science’s Latest Triumph

Science’s Latest Triumph

Well, it is official. Sound nutrition advice is a thing of the past… In fact, eating is a thing of the past…Let’s all look forward to some soylent green and our very own designer ostomy bag. As Stephen Colbert says “now is when the convenience...