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basket of red and orange produce

Bountiful Harvest

“He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the time of his doctor” —Ancient Chinese Proverb September’s harvest is filled with oranges and reds. It is so rewarding to have a basketful of veggies that are grown in my garden. Here’s some ideas for improving your health and the health of […]

cooking with garlic

Cooking with Garlic

When cooking with garlic, did you know that if you press or chop garlic and let it rest for 10 minutes before cooking that it significantly increases many of its health benefits? Garlic is part of the allium family of foods. Other allium foods are onions, shallots, leeks, shallots and […]

lentil tomato soup

Lentil Tomato Soup

It’s still cold and rainy here in Santa Cruz. Soups seem to hit the spot on these cold evenings. Here’s a recipe for Lentil Tomato Soup, lentils simmered with healthy vegetables and mushrooms. It has a subtle tangy flavor. Serves 6–8 Here is the concentrated tomato paste and Braggs Liquid […]

curried sweet potato soup

Curried Sweet Potato and Acorn Squash Soup

Delicious curried sweet potato and acorn squash soup has complex flavors that delight. This recipe will win you friends! I used acorn squash, but you can use any winter squash. Serves 8 Serve with a fresh salad and/or some bread or rolls.