This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there’s no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili. Continue reading
These crustless mini quiches are like portable omelets. Turkey sausage and sauteed mushrooms keep them light and savory. Small and satisfying, they’re also a good finger food for your next cocktail party. Continue reading
White beans mashed with ripe avocado and blended with sharp Cheddar and onion makes an incredibly rich, flavorful filling for this wrap. The tangy, spicy slaw adds crunch. A pinch (or more) of ground chipotle pepper and an extra dash of cider vinegar can be used in place of the canned chipotles in adobo sauce. Serve with tortilla chips, salsa and Tecate beer. Continue reading
Making vegetables staples in your diet benefits your health — veggies help maintain skeletal health, fight cardiovascular disease and combat cancer. While vegetable juices lack the fiber found in whole vegetables, they contain all of the other beneficial minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals. Vegetable juices especially rich in a few nutrients promote proper brain function.
Organic living is a lifestyle in a way that is healthy for you and the environment. The term “organic” has several definitions, and many people are still confused by it. As for foods, organic means foodstuff that did not go through fertilization and pesticides. As for living, organic simply means a healthy lifestyle, much as the foods that are not processed with harmful chemicals.
What exactly is organic lifestyle? Simply put, living in an organic way does not only mean doing a healthy diet, but also doing good deeds for the earth. By doing good things responsibly, you can create and keep wonderful and rich places to live in and in order to encourage everyone to switch to an organic lifestyle, you, yourself, have to do it first. Below is a list of ways you can live an organic lifestyle: Continue reading
When the terms “vegetable” and “brain” are used in the same sentence, it can mean two very different things with contradictory connotations. On one hand, vegetables are one of the best sources of nutrition for the brain because they are packed with various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that protect and promote brain function. On the other hand, “vegging out” means not really using the brain and a “vegetative state” is associated with serious brain damage and dysfunction.
Keeping the mind and body healthy is of utmost importance as you, your parents and your grandparents get older. A decline in memory or brain function can be more devastating than physical aging, and the key is prevention. The good news is that the latest research shows specific foods help to keep the mind sharp when eaten as part of an overall healthy diet.