No diets: Loving My Monthly Indulgence 

I should cut certain foods out of my diet. Well,  I did that already: No meat,  no pasta, a limit on processed food, and bread only when my grandchildren are coming over. And I should say a loud NO! to my screaming cravings. But WHY? I’m blessed at 55 years old to be fairly healthy…

Devilled Hummus: low-fat snacking with a kick

Hummus, the Mediterranean dip made from a traditional recipe of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini, and seasonings, is a resident vegan favorite. But don’t allow your mind to limit it as such. Its characteristic protein, low fat and adaptable flavor makes it the perfect snack-time or main-meal food for any diet category. If you have never…

My Unprocessed Vegan Life

I’m not a vegan. I love boiled eggs in my salad. Though I don’t anticipate going back to the heavy taste of regular cheddar cheese, on occasion I do like mozzarella cheese melted on my veggie burgers. Just those two admissions cancel the vegan membership I thought I wanted when I transitioned from vegetarian. Since…

Growing collards in a pot this year

A fresh 60-degree breeze blowing through my open living room windows always puts me in mind of the warmer temps coming to the eastern United States – and I can’t wait! I live in an apartment with no real space to grow much but I’m determined to attempt to pot-grow one of my favorite edible…

Garbanzos: from bland to flavorful

The first time I scooped a spoonful of garbanzo beans into my mouth, they were the most bland-tasting balls of mushiness that I’d ever had.They had no flavor and so for me served no purpose other than the notion that they must be healthy because of their proximity to all the other healthy foods under…