I haven't done one of these in a while, and today's menu is pretty stellar: mango avocado salad with chickpeas for lunch, strawberries and walnuts for my mid morning snack, veggies with homemade hummus for the afternoon and an apple to fill in any corners. My breakfast this morning was watermelon so that takes care… Read More Today’s Lunch Bag 7/25/2017
In the summer I have a container garden on my back porch where I grow herbs and veggies, and my basil plant was getting so big I decided to try making some pesto. This was actually my first time making pesto, and I will say that my food processor struggled a bit to do it.… Read More Tomatoes with Pesto
Once again I’m posting one small section from Dr. Michael Greger’s excellent book “How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease which I HIGHLY recommend buying and reading. What About All the Sugar in Fruit? There are a few popular diets out there that urge people to stop eating fruits… Read More Friday Facts: Isn’t Fruit Full of Sugar?
Last week as I was poking though the kitchen cupboards thinking “what is all this stuff?” I found a bag a quinoa that I had bought last winter. When I saw it in the store I remember thinking “Why don’t I ever make quinoa? ” And then I bought it — and never made quinoa.… Read More Quinoa Tabouleh Salad
I’d seen this on the interwebs a while back but totally forgot about until my friend Barry sent me a link. Some of the toppings are non-nutritarian but it gives the idea: I don’t own a toaster (don’t have toast enough to make it worthwhile) so I couldn’t do it exactly as they suggest. And… Read More Sweet Potato Toast
A post came through my feed the other day about eating a whole food, plant-based diet on $1.50 per day. Yes — per day. This was not something the writer was advocating — it was a challenge she gave herself to gain perspective on world poverty — but I found it very thought provoking. That… Read More Saving Money at the Grocery Store
I decided I really shouldn’t call it “Today’s Menu” when breakfast and supper aren’t pictured. I’m out of “hand” fruit (apples, oranges, pears, bananas) so I will just have to suffer through having cut up mango for my afternoon snack. Mangos were two for a dollar at my store — two for a dollar! They… Read More Today’s Lunch Bag