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Brain Food: Spinach, the Leaf of Champions

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Spinach, the little green leafy vegetable that should have a big “S” sewn on its superhero tights. Yep, it’s one amazing source of key nutrients for the brain and the body! Extremely low in fat, with no cholesterol. A cup of raw spinach has only […]

Brain Food: Broccoli, the Veggie That Presidents Love to Hate

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

Ah, the lowly broccoli plant. One of Nature’s “good foods,” packing in plenty of nutrients and very low in calories. It’s a nearly ideal weight-loss food, as it provides most of the essential amino acids as well as several important vitamins. It’s great for diabetics, […]

Monday Mildies: Braised Pork Chops

Grilling isn’t the only way to prepare tasty pork chops. It may be the oldest, and I would argue grilling gives the best flavor. However, sometimes you don’t have a grill handy. Or it’s busted. (Send immediately for help, of course.) Or you live where the environmental regulations won’t let you grill. Whatever the […]

Ramen Reprise: How to Make Healthy Instant Noodles at Home

A couple months back, the Chile Underground declared Asian Noodles Month; it was an instant hit. (Don’t groan! Okay, go ahead, you need it.) However, some visitors were a little concerned that some of the instant noodle varieties weren’t very healthy. While I think they’re better than certain fast food meals I could name […]

F4F Returns: Citrus and Lobster Salad

Walking through my favorite up-scale supermarket last week, I noticed that lobsters were reasonably priced (relatively speaking, of course). I got to wondering, what can you do with these things this time of year? (I’m not from Maine, I don’t even know anybody from there; I guess you’d say I’m lobster-challenged.)

Here’s an idea: Citrus […]

Fat Fighting Foods for Forty-Somethings

Let’s face it, when you hit forty, forty hits back! Losing weight once you “approach maturity” is known to be tougher to do. So you need some help. (Okay, you young whippersnappers don’t need help. Yet. Just remember for later.)

A recent report in Prevention Magazine points out some foods that can help you hold the […]