Healthy Grocery Options

So Kale Me Maybe

I find Kale to be much more versatile than lettuce.  You wouldn't put lettuce in the oven or in a shake, would you?  Lettuce is a water-based filler food, but Kale is like the Superman of foods.  You can eat it hot or cold, baked or shaked.  Our Publix sells big...

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Tutoring ESOL and Green Tea

What do the two have in common?  English as a second language and green tea?!  For me, memories. Back when I was newly married, I volunteered to visit a Chinese student weekly and teach English to her.  No, I didn't know Chinese and she knew little English.  She...

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Artichokes and Italian Memories

I'm half Italian (the other is Swedish).  My Italian grandparents had a full kitchen and walk-in cold cellar in their basement.  We would make Christmas cookies and stuffed sausage and other goodies.  My grandmother was the one that introduced me to stuffed...

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The Thought Behind HDM

Most Americans are brought up on basically 5-10 "side" items.  Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Bread, Pasta, Rice, Peas, Carrots, sometimes Broccoli.. and #10 .. Potatoes. I'm going to teach you that there are more choices!!!!  As a Type 2 Diabetic, I've come to grips with...

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Getting Started

Proper health isn't easy at first.  If you're a beginner, just start with 'good' practices and then work your way up to 'better' and eventually 'optimal'.  Personally, I'm still aiming for optimal; not sure if I'll ever reach it, but I keep aiming for it because I...

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