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On the Epic Price of Bad Food

I’m running through tiny towns near pastoral Nidda, Germany, early in the morning in mid-November through a frost-bitten field of collard greens. Past a stream full of tiny, white-as-snow ducklings, cowbells clanking in the distance. Or I’m winning a doubles match in an 11-9 third-set tiebreaker. Or losing it. Doesn’t matter, for the purpose of […]

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I buy drinks at convenience stores!

    I’ve not been to Tennessee in well over 20 years, so it was a treat to visit Memphis and Nashville to speak, recently. I didn’t get close to the Tennessee Valley, which I drove through those many years ago with my new husband. We were totally awed by how lush and green it […]

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Live kvass drinks giveaway today!

Zukay Live Foods sent me some of all their Kvass products to try. What’s kvass? You ferment organic, raw vegetables, and then you make juice out of it. Cultured-food habits, and gut health, is what I teach in Step 8 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods. Eating live, fermented probiotic-rich foods is the BEST way […]

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Wrecking whole foods with nasty other stuff

Matthew texted me this photo he took at Walmart, and said, “Can you tell me where to get some pork jowls?” What the devil are pork jowls and why would anyone eat them? Who makes these signs? Has anyone reading this ever eaten the fatty underbelly of the chinny-chin-chin of a little piggy? My least-favorite thing ever is […]

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Good, Better, Best: Oils and Pastas

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What are the good oils, and what are the bad ones? And how about pasta? Oils Worst oils: shortening, lard, margarine. Also refined canola, safflower, vegetable, soy, peanut, corn oils. Good oils: unrefined almond, borage, evening primrose, cod liver, butter (in small amounts) Better oils: coconut, flaxseed, palm, extra virgin olive oils Best […]

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Good, Better Best: CHEESE

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: what’s good, better, and best for CHEESE? Answer: Some people think soy cheese is a good alternative. I think it’s highly processed and not worth the expense. Also, it tastes yucky.   Good: cheese made from organic, no-hormones or -antibiotics-added milk Better: raw, organic cheese, no salt added or sea salt added Best: […]

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Good, Better, Best . . . Part III

I have more stuff to say (and photos to blog) about traveling and eating right, but by request, I interrupt: Dear GreenSmoothieGirl, will you please continue the good, better, best discussion, specifically covering pasta, seasonings, nut butters, and fats? Pasta: white-flour pasta doesn’t belong in the kitchen of a health-conscious cook. The more coarsely you […]

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Good, Better, Best . . . Part II

GRAINS Good: eat whole grains and quit eating white flour. Better: eat soaked whole grains (this requires planning a little ahead, as my cousin noted). Best: eat sprouted, raw nuts, seeds, and grains. SWEETENERS (Note, that I am uneasy about fructose, xylitol, “organic sugar,” or dehydrated cane juice crystals—ways to spend extra money on refined […]

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Good, Better, and Best in Nutrition

I want to talk about good, better, and best in nutrition.   I got an email yesterday from my cousin who said that the idea of soaking/sprouting grains in advance is overwhelming to her.   She probably read my three-part blog on phytates in whole grains. If my cousin’s comment describes you, then don’t worry […]

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