Dear Readers, I came down with a bit of breast cancer in October. I was shocked because I’m vegan and I eat mostly organic, homemade food with loads of beans and greens. I exercise and keep my weight down. These choices reduced my risk and may have delayed the cancer, but they didn’t offer 100% […]
After I found out I had breast cancer, I dove into the research on what I could do. The good news is that you can greatly reduce your risk of getting breast cancer or having it come back by eating the Cook for Good way: home-cooked food made from organic fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, […]
Summer is a perfect time for a Mexican-themed party. Celebrate ripe tomatoes and being together! Make everything yourself or ask guests to bring a dish. This menu has gluten-free options and non-alcoholic beverages that even adults will enjoy. I don’t need to tell you to add a pitcher of margaritas or some good Mexican beer […]
Do you try to eat local? Enjoy drinking local too! In the summer, I make homemade agua fresca, the “fresh water” beverage popular in Mexico. My version uses just watermelon, lime juice, and mint. This healthy alternative to sodas or powdered drink mixes also makes quick work of extra watermelon.
Local food peaks in July, making menus easy. Much of what you’ll find is best eaten raw and simple. Give cherry tomatoes and blueberries a quick rinse. Slice cucumbers and larger tomatoes for salads and sandwiches. Go wild and sprinkle salt on a wedge of cantaloupe. Enjoy set-and-forget main dishes like this month’s Cuban Black […]
Enjoy Cuban Black Beans as a change from tomato-based bean dishes. After the aroma invites you to try a bite, you’ll never want to settle for canned beans again. They are easy to make on the stove or in a slow cooker. See the notes below for using an Instant Pot or another pressure cooker […]