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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 […]

indian vegetable curry

Indian Vegetable Curry

I learned to make curries years ago while working at the college cafeteria. During a summer seminar, an Indian group arrived. They sent their chef into the kitchen to teach my friend and I how to make food for them. When I had my restaurant, Indian Vegetable Curry was a […]

eggplant parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana

Here is a short video demonstrating how to assemble Eggplant Parmigiana. I used fresh tomatoes, basil and eggplant from my garden. If you plan to make this in the winter when tomatoes are out of season, you can substitute canned tomatoes in juice. Eggplant Parmigiana

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 […]