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Blackberry Grunt, the Dessert That Talks to You

This entry is part of a series, RdJ Marathon»

Some desserts are as much fun to make as to eat. This is one of them:

Blackberry Grunt

According to Alton Brown, this old-timey dish got its name because of the noise the mixture makes as it cooks. Steam builds up in pockets in the dough, and […]

Brain Food: Closing Shots

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Time to close the Brain Food Series with some final thoughts…

Your brain is the biggest consumer of glucose you have. This is true even for many athletes. The brain needs just the right amount of glucose, though; not too little, which will drag you down, […]

Brain Food: Honorable Mentions

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

In the course of this Series, we’ve covered a lot of tasty food items and seen how they help us be healthy, especially good brain health. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more. “If it’s Blue it’s good for You.”

A lot of your favorite foods didn’t make […]

Brain Food: Spicy or Mild, Red Peppers Should be On Your Menu

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

We’re almost done with our Brain Food series, and I’ve saved the best for last. Red Peppers!

There are a lot of people who won’t eat peppers because they think they’re too pungent. Bell peppers, however, are the only member of the Capsicum family that doesn’t […]

Brain Food: Ancient Secrets of Green Tea in the Modern Age

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

For more than 4,000 years, the Chinese have been enjoying green tea. As with many human discoveries, this one was apparently a happy accident. Shen Nong was boiling a pot of water and some leaves drifted in. This was in the year 2,737 B.C. The […]

Brain Food: Turkey, It's Not Just for Feasts Anymore

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Many Americans have a stereotypical image of Thanksgiving that they carry around in their heads. The feast table’s centerpiece is a huge, roasted bird, so golden brown it almost glows. This turkey is surrounded by an immense harvest bounty: vegetables, cranberries, stuffing and gravy, fruit […]

Brain Food: Salmon and Tuna, Seafood That's Smart

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Salmon and tuna are two popular fishy protein choices in America today. The omega-3 fats from these fish are well-known to promote a variety of health improvements to everything from the cardiovascular system to the skin. The brain may benefit the most, however.

Canned tuna and […]

Brain Food: Oatmeal, It's Not Just for Kiddies Anymore

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

When I was kid growing up (yes, I was one, once upon a time) we had lots of hot cereal for breakfast. We seldom had the boxed cold cereal; it was too expensive, even back then. Oatmeal, though, that was cheap and plentiful. Also Cream […]