The Power of Small Steps

The Power of Small Steps

I was loading up my bins with good stuff from the bulk isle at the grocery store yesterday when a woman approached me saying, “Excuse me, but do you know how to use any of these grains and things? I’m trying to eat healthier but I don’t know what to do with any of these.”  So I proceeded to geek out sharing ideas for quick and yummy things to do with bulgar, red lentils, oats, and more.  “Oh, that sounds delicious and so easy!” She said at one point.  Ah, be still my geeky little nurse heart!  I love these moments.  

I love food, and eating, and not feeling crummy or getting sick—like most of us do.

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Potato Hash Two Ways

Potato Hash Two Ways

One of the easiest and most satisfying ways to eat well and save time and money is the magical "one pot wonder."  This week we move on from soups and stews to other one pot wonders, starting with hash.

Hash is made traditionally of diced or chopped meat, potatoes, and spices that are mixed together and then cooked either alone or with other ingredients such as onions. 

Many cultures the world round have some traditional dish that is a variation on this theme, which is not surprising as it is a quintessential "stick-to-your-ribs" comfort food. 

Today, we'll make a healthful turkey hash, and a vegetarian version, as part of our celebration of healthful one pot meals.

This is an easy meal to make with leftover bits and bobs you may have that need to be used up— so feel free to experiment and try adding other grains (barley?), vegetables (sweet peppers?), beans, leftover chicken, etc. to this adaptable dish.

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Chicken and Noodles

Chicken and Noodles

Chicken noodle soup is one of the iconic traditional foods as medicine.  

Chicken and Noodles's nutrient dense, fiber-rich nourishment is a powerful food-as-medicine for preventing, managing, and even reversing chronic disease many of us modern people struggle with:  heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, etc.  

AND, it's another easy, quick one-pot meal that saves us time and money while supporting good health.

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Slow Down and Savor

Slow Down and Savor

This week swirling Autumn leaves and dwindling daylength has me contemplating the gifts of a slower season of life, the fleeting nature of things, and the need to savor the moments and things that really matter to us most.

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