My favorite cookbooks and a few recipes. I think home cooking is good for the soul and we can learn more as we stay at home in light of the Coronavirus.
Cooking at home.
If you eat out often and live in the world in late March 2020, you are probably going to have to start cooking for yourself a lot more often. I hope this is exciting - an opportunity to learn to cook quick and simple meals! Many people think they should eat at home more often...but [...]
Dairy free egg nog (that’s better than the dairy kind).
I have been making this egg nog occasionally around the holidays for a few years now. It's a nice treat, whether you are avoiding dairy or not. The recipe (linked) includes cloves, but doesn't say when to add them. I put them in while heating the milk and it works fine.
I am fortunate in that I haven't had problems with cramping (probably because I don't work hard enough for cramps), but someone asked me recently about tips to avoid cramping. I didn't have a good answer, but of course once it was on my mind I have noticed different articles and tips about cramping. There [...]
Nature’s Daily Vitamin: Choosing, preparing, and enjoying vegetables.
Variety is as important when choosing vegetables as getting any at all. Explore new veggies and new recipes to expand your horizon and to increase nutrition.
Gluten free double chocolate chip cookies.
I usually have cookies stashed in the freezer. I often make them without a recipe, or modify a recipe because I use little to no sugar, and often add different ingredients. Usually they are okay. The last batch is better than okay and worth sharing! If you like chocolate but want to stay away from [...]
What comes first: food or exercise?
If you want to eat better and exercise more, where do you begin? It is a discussion or debate I have heard discussed many times. Reasonably, different people have had success starting in a different place and so they may tout what they have found successful. I think that you should start with whatever change [...]
How much sugar should I eat?
I feel that I keep my sugar intake quite low, and yet I was still really surprised when recently putting together a comparison. The American Heart Association recommends that women do not eat more than 25 grams of added sugars per day, men get 36 grams. I looked at a few different foods to think [...]
Research shows that low-level, chronic inflammation plays a role in many age-related diseases. Here are some diet and lifestyle choices to reduce inflammation.
What should I eat? Simple truths.
Drink water. Eat vegetables, herbs & spices, healthy fats, and fruit. Eat whole grains, meat & eggs, dairy, and legumes if they work well for our body.