Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
Seasonal allergies affect more than 35 million people in the United States. Often prompted by sensitivities to outdoor allergens such as molds and pollens, seasonal allergy sufferers are prone to sneezing, congestion and itchy, watery eyes.
Alle... Read more
There are enough ideas to have fun trying a new one every week for over a year!
Seasons search: Go out and find 10 things that you will only see during the spring.
Go to a stream during a spring rain and list... Read more
When they say curiosity can kill the cat, they mean it. One bite of the wrong food, and your cat's nine lives could be up! Unlike dogs, who can eat almost anything (and usually will), cats are carnivorous by nature with finicky digestive systems.... Read more
It's that time of year again! That Post-Halloween time where I have a big zip lock bag full of pumpkin seeds...
But, I'm having a hard time finding any good nutritional information for unshelled pumpkin seeds. I eat the entire seed, shell and... Read more
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Sometimes I have toast or a sandwich for supper or as an evening snack. I'm not sure if this makes sense but I seem to have a stuffed up head the next morning, and puffy eyes. I'm not certain it's the bread, but does anyone else have this experienc... Read more
Other than for people allergic to gluten/wheat, eating products made from whole wheat should be a part of our healthy diet, in my opinion. The sources I use are The Mayo Clinic, WebMD, and The World's Healthiest Foods. I choose to believe the inf... Read more
I understand that if a person has an intolerance or has celiac then gluten free is what is necessary, but I have questions regarding other health issues. I'll give you a lil back ground.
I have been dealing with Chronic Pain (Fibromyalgia) for 3... Read more
I have a jar that I keep in the freezer that has a healthy mix of wheat germ, ground and whole flax seed and sesame seeds. I sprinkle some of this mix into my cereal, salads and right now, some cabbage roll casserole. Anytime I can actually cook th... Read more
When I was a kid, my mom cooked hot cereal most winter mornings--the good kind, not the flavored stuff that came in packets. Rich, warm and filling, the cream of wheat, oatmeal and other "healthy" cereals tided me over until lunchtime. These days, wh... Read more
I was raised on a farm in the Midwest. We had a creek running through our 10 acres of pasture. The water brought hours of summer fun in addition to providing hydration for our animals as they grazed in the field. I showed horses for years as part of... Read more
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