Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives

‘Other Aspects of Health’

Paleo? Vegan?

Tuna Salad

It’s no wonder the general public is so confused! Fats are bad, no fats are good-sugar’s bad. Coffee and alcohol is bad for you-no, a little is fine and maybe even good. What to believe… I suggest that you become your own health advocate. Do plenty of research in different areas. In other words-as an… Read More

Saving Water


I don’t have a dishwasher at home and one day I tested to see how much water went down the sink before it was hot enough to wash the dishes. It was one gallon! As it turns out I have a lovely one gallon pitcher than now lives right next to my sink. I fill… Read More

Food Coloring


You could see these mixes as soon as you walked down the aisle. I just had to take a photo. I’ve been using natural dyes for many years; sometimes purchasing them and sometimes making my own, so the thought of buying anything that practically glows in the dark is cringe-worthy. The average American consumes approximately… Read More

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


grain storage-1

Maintaining a well-stocked pantry makes everyday meals easier! You’re less likely to purchase less than healthy food on the fly when you know that you have many delicious nutritious foods at your fingertips at home!   Beans and Legumes Split peas, various colors Lentils Garbanzo beans Black beans Kidney beans Adzuki beans   Grains Brown… Read More