Summer is the season for cooking fresh and fabulous feasts. The summer months bring ripe and juicy produce that nearly falls off the vines, farmers markets in their fullest glory, and perfect weather for celebrating the bountiful harvest in your very... Read more
If you’re buying California-grown organic strawberries because you know organic food is better for the environment, then you might want to reconsider your purchase—or at least your motivations. While choosing organic over "conve... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
Ahem. . . allow us to introduce to you several Secret Weapon Ingredients. And what, you might ask, are Secret Weapon Ingredients? They are versatile foods that are perfect for mixing into many recipes and dishes and provide a nutritional punch to... Read more
Tomatoes are a staple for any gardener. They create an aromatic presence in the garden and have countless applications in the kitchen! Great on kebabs and salads, canned or stewed, fresh with a dash of salt, or cooked up on a pizza, these easy-to-gro... Read more
Do you believe what you eat makes a difference?
For instance if someone were to stay in their calorie range-but were not eating any fruits or veggies, not drinking their water, etc. Do you think their results would be different than someone who... Read more
I've noticed the most that my blood pressure has lowered significantly, I now get 8 un-interrupted hours of sleep per night and wake up refreshed, and most of all, my mood has improved TREMENDOUSLY. I have been diagnosed with a mental illness for yea... Read more
I'm curious to know if anyone out there in the Spark world is finding meditation helpful. I am a true believer in mind over matter and have been using guided meditation along with visualization recently. After several weeks of healthy eating, plent... Read more
I'm making batches of sun dried tomatoes in my dehydrator. My garden is pumping out pounds of Romas and I'm also trying grape tomatoes for the first time. This will provide a lot of interesting dishes over the coming weeks,... Read more
For a while I was on the "new" weightwatchers, which strongly stresses eating lots of fruit and veggies; it didn't work well for me, but I keep hearing about eating lots of fruit and veg as a great way to lose weight.
Now, on Spark, I find it ha... Read more
Tomato Soup is supposed to relieve stress. It is high in Lycopene & Tomato is a natural antiseptic and a blood purifier.Nicotinic acid in tomatoes can help to reduce blood cholesterol, thus helps prevent heart diseases. Pick tomatoes with the bright... Read more
I have a delicious “from scratch” chili recipe that calls for some unusual ingredients, but it takes forever to assemble.To save time, I just add these items to a box of chili seasoning mix.Here’s what I add-in – you can add as many or as few as you... Read more
For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes.
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One of Nature’s greatest gifts is a summer harvest. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and green beans are a canvas on which everyday cooks become culinary artists, preparing old favorites and dreaming up new dishes to please family and fr... Read more
Call me old-fashioned, but when I want the health benefits of a tomato, I eat a tomato. If I want more Omega-3 fatty acids in my meals, I sprinkle some flax meal on my morning oatmeal. And if I want the antioxidant power of blueberries, I eat blueber... Read more
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