‘Everything but the kitchen sink’ manhandled vegetable soup

You know, I just love vegetable soup. It's an important part of my diet, especially since I'm not eating grain anymore. I really look forward to eating a hearty vegetable with bean soup, as I love a hot lunch and dinner. I just made a batch up this morning because I ran out of potatoes. … Continue reading ‘Everything but the kitchen sink’ manhandled vegetable soup

Steamed vegetarian ‘spicy’ peanut spring cabbage rolls

I don't know about you, but I just love cabbage. On the other hand, my wife hates it, so it's hard to cook for her, as I am the self-appointed chef around the house. As I write, I have finished eating these cabbage rolls. I was the Guinea pig! So now, I think they're good … Continue reading Steamed vegetarian ‘spicy’ peanut spring cabbage rolls

What are the world’s healthiest foods?

What are the world's healthiest foods to eat? It's those that also help you lose weight naturally. How can anything be a better partnership than that! You know that the USDA tells you to eat so many servings of this and that. But! I don't believe it's good advice for everyone, as I don't seem … Continue reading What are the world’s healthiest foods?

What is a healthy diet? The potential ‘health destroying’ deficiencies!

If you are overweight and making progress losing weight, that's a good thing. But, if you aren't feeling better in the process, you might be missing something in your lifestyle and diet. But, what is a healthy diet? Protein deficiency is not a risk on a whole food plant based diet! There are government sources … Continue reading What is a healthy diet? The potential ‘health destroying’ deficiencies!

Baked potato butter lettuce salad: Potato lover’s unite!

If you happen to like my red cabbage, cucumber, quinoa and onion salad with balsamic dressing, you just might also like my baked potato butter lettuce salad. This is not your 'normal' potato salad with eggs and mayo! Of course, like the 'genuine' potato salad, it will 'stick to your ribs' more than a regular … Continue reading Baked potato butter lettuce salad: Potato lover’s unite!

Daily sodium intake: How much salt is ‘too much’?

What is the proper daily sodium intake for adults? We all know too much salt isn't healthy for you. We have been told over and over, it increases our blood pressure. But, is that all it does? Researchers suspect salt may also activate what's called 'T helper 17' cells, which can activate an immune response … Continue reading Daily sodium intake: How much salt is ‘too much’?

Why can’t I lose weight? Do this and succeed…

Why can't I lose weight? I used to ask myself this exact question not too long ago. It was like a roller coaster ride I was stuck on for decades. It was painful trying to lose weight, because I was starving myself. I was always hungry. I didn't know which foods I could eat to … Continue reading Why can’t I lose weight? Do this and succeed…

The perfect human diet: List of foods to eat

I had been searching for 'the perfect human diet' for years. I finally discovered a simple way of eating where I not only lost weight, but still am keeping it off. I feel great and seem to be getting healthier by the day. The prevailing evidence suggests I will live longer than I otherwise would … Continue reading The perfect human diet: List of foods to eat

What is quinoa and why it replaces rice (hint: arsenic)

What is quinoa? Pronounced [ˈkēnwä]. It's an alternative to eating wheat products and other grains you might be sensitive to. When you hear the word 'gluten', they are actually referring to grains such as wheat, barley and rye that affect those with celiac disease and have a sensitivity to gluten. Quinoa falls into the classification … Continue reading What is quinoa and why it replaces rice (hint: arsenic)

How many calories do I need to lose weight?

Do you want to know 'how many calories do I need'? There is a way. I discovered I need about 2000 each day while my wife requires less at 1800. Did you know that the best way to lose weight is to change what you are eating? I eat low calorie foods. Lower calorie foods … Continue reading How many calories do I need to lose weight?