Summer is a great time to learn how to cook with an abundance of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables! Local farmers’ markets and backyard gardens are bursting with gorgeous fruits and vegetables: sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, jewel-like berries, and many more.
Vitamin D has many functions in the body. It helps us to absorb calcium from our diets and maintains the health and strength of our bones. It can affect our immune health and our muscle health. Newer research has even suggested that vitamin D may help to prevent some chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
Turmeric. We see it bottled in health elixirs lining grocery store shelves and its benefits extolled on blogs around the web. But what exactly is this increasingly omnipresent orange-colored ingredient and, perhaps just as pressingly, how do you pronounce it? (It’s TER-muh-rihk, by the way.) Turmeric is a perennial plant that comes from the ginger family. It has long been used as a spice when cooking Asian dishes. Growing up, I watched my mom always adding a pinch of turmeric in almost all of...
it may be hard to tell sometimes, spring is here in the Pacific Northwest! Look around and you’ll see buds on the trees, tulips starting to bloom, and hear the sounds of birds in the morning air. Along with the change of seasons into spring comes many options for local, in-season produce. And, here in the Seattle area, opportunities abound for purchasing such goods (or growing your own!).
Ah, January—the month when many of us make resolutions, plans, and promises to make healthier food choices, work out more often, or otherwise implement lifestyle changes that could lead to better health. But three weeks into January, the challenge now is as much sticking to a plan as it is making one.