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Nutrition

Micro means small

  Micronutrients A micronutrient is a nutrient required by the body in small amounts, such as a vitamin or a mineral. “Four elements (oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen) account for 96% of living matter. About 50 of the known elements occur in measurable concentrations in the living systems. In humans and other mammals, 23 elements have known… Read More

Culinary

Day 7 Buddha Bowl

O.K., this Buddha Bowl might be a stretch as it contains fish and miso soup, but I’ve taken liberties with all the other Buddha Bowls, so what’s one more? First I steamed some collard greens. Collard greens are so good for you and are very versatile. I actually use them for the Dolmas that I… Read More

Other Aspects of Health

GM Apples

The genetically modified apple known as the Arctic Apple has been approved. The below is the best summary, written by C. J. Walke of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener Association. This is not the complete article, but the main points. ______________________________ Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., based in Summerland, British Columbia, has genetically engineered (GE)… Read More

Giving Back

The Little Things

I teach a nutrition class at Sam Jones Shelter every Wednesday morning and it’s one of the most rewarding parts of my life. We have fascinating conversations. Today we ‘took apart’ a recent article about protein and looked at other parts of meat consumption-the environmental concerns. It was really interesting with lots of segueways.  One… Read More

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GM Apples

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The genetically modified apple known as the Arctic Apple has been approved. The below is the best summary, written by C. J. Walke of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener Association. This is not the complete article, but the main points. ______________________________ Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., based in Summerland, British Columbia, has genetically engineered (GE)… Read More

Day 7 Buddha Bowl

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O.K., this Buddha Bowl might be a stretch as it contains fish and miso soup, but I’ve taken liberties with all the other Buddha Bowls, so what’s one more? First I steamed some collard greens. Collard greens are so good for you and are very versatile. I actually use them for the Dolmas that I… Read More

Day 6 Buddha Bowl

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Today’s bowl is actually half of a small spaghetti squash. While the squash was baking (whole-do cut cut in half) I sauteed some red onions, garlic, shitake mushrooms and kale in just a little olive oil over very low heat. When the squash was done (it felt fairly soft when I pushed on it) I… Read More

Day 5 Buddha Bowl

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Oh my, I’m pretty sure this one is my favorite. The bowl started with raw ingredients: spinach and slivered kale, then diced carrots and red onions. Next came the cooked ingredients: parsnips, yams and cauliflower. Garbanzo beans were placed on top, then more red onions and the bowl was drizzled with a lime/curry vinaigrette. Delicious!… Read More

Day 4 Buddha Bowl

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This is a breakfast Buddha Bowl, and yes, it might just look like a bowl of cereal with fruit and nuts. Instead of raw greens, which most Buddha Bowls have has a base, this one has fruit as a base. Next is cooked steel cut oats, then (a lot of) cinnamon, and pomegranate seeds and… Read More

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