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May 24, 2015

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Why do you eat?
May21

Why do you eat?

Is it for pleasure, hunger, to stop belly rumbles, health maintenance, to deal with emotions, stress and boredom; because it’s mealtime, social reasons, or because if you don’t eat, you’ll expire? Cultural, religious and economic factors also constrain your choices. Education, ethnicity, availability, convenience, and visibility play big roles too. The most self-destructive reason to eat is to alter emotions- to numb feelings. The...

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Monkey see, monkey do

I’ll never forget watching a mother shopping with her 2-year-old who was mesmerized by an eye-catching display of broccoli. “Mommy, what‘s this?” asked the child pointing to the display. “Oh, honey. You wouldn’t like that,” mom replied as she grabbed the child’s arm and walked away. WHAAAAAAAAAAT? I witness kids drinking Mt. Dew and eating junk food pastry as their most important meal of the day. Staying at a friend’s home, our host...

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Cauliflower: “Veggie of the year”
May07

Cauliflower: “Veggie of the year”

Mark Twain said cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education. Kale came, conquered, and found a home in American’s crisper-drawers.  It appears, however, crunchy white cauliflower is gaining ground. We’re warned not to eat white food, but hold on. Responsible nutritionists are referring to processed junk food, sugar, AP flour, white rice, and sausage gravy, but not cauliflower. There’s wonderful health news regarding...

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Reconnection: learn about yourself through your food journey
Apr30

Reconnection: learn about yourself through your food journey

We are love, energy and light; divine star-stuff experiencing itself in human form. I love learning more about myself, to listen to my consciousness, breathing in earth’s profound beauty and mystery, and chipping away at the illusionary patina of modern life to harvest life’s truths. My appetite for knowledge intensifies with age. I’m an elder refusing to stop feeding my curiosity. The energy of what I learn today rolls over into my...

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Whaaaaat? You can’t make Fruit Salad?
Apr23

Whaaaaat? You can’t make Fruit Salad?

You think you’re too busy with life to lift a knife? Get over yourself and listen up friends. If you consider Fruit Loops your daily dose of fruits, then you’re on the slippery slope of convenience addiction and your family’s health may be paying the price. Red, white and blue unhealthy Americans are either embarrassingly addicted to convenience or really, really lazy. If you think you can’t slow down long enough prepare fresh fruit...

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