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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 […]

bowl of rice

Brown Rice: Health Benefits and How to Cook

Health Benefits of Brown Rice Brown rice, which is whole grain can be turned into white rice by removing and polishing more of the kernel — but with that process comes a loss in nutrients. White rice has had the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of […]

black bean burger with cheese

Black Bean Burgers

We have family coming to visit for the 4th of July. Many of them are meat eaters, so I will cook turkey burgers on the grill for them. But some of us are plant-based vegetarians and vegans, so I will also grill black bean burgers. Then we can all eat […]

curried green beans

Curried Green Beans

It’s July 1, and the french pole beans are producing loads of beans! I wanted to make a meal using green beans, so I decided to make curried green beans. I served it with brown rice and a hearty salad. It made a great plant-based dinner. Serves 4 This Curried […]


Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic Garlic (Allium sativum) is a perennial plant of the amaryllis family. It includes onions, scallions, shallots, leeks, and chives. Growing garlic is easy to do. The trick is that it takes two growing seasons to produce large, beautiful garlic bulbs. I planted garlic cloves last fall. I planted them […]

Hibicus Lemonade

Hibiscus Lemonade — Monthly Feature, May

I started making Iced Hibiscus Cooler at my restaurant, Seychelles way back in the 80s and 90s. We also made Homemade Lemonade, but customers sometimes asked for a 50/50 blend of Lemonade and Iced Hibiscus Cooler. It was a customer favorite. Hence the creation of Hibiscus Lemonade. Whenever I have […]