Back to Basics: Teaching Basic Table Manners to Children

You know how I feel about making dinner an event in your home. I’m a firm believer in getting everyone around the table together for dinner to reconnect with each other, discuss the day’s events, and to nourish our bodies with good home-cooked food. A few weeks ago I talked about the importance of learning […]

Off-The-Bus Zuppa Toscana

Hello hello! (Caroline speaking) I asked our Facebook page a couple days ago if anyone would be interested in my Zuppa Toscana recipe, and there was a resounding “yes” – so here it is! I like to call it “Off-The-Bus Zuppa Toscana” because (as some of you may know) myself, the hubs, and our two […]

Top Ten Fibrous Foods

Boosting your intake of fiber in your diet should be tops on the list of anyone hoping to improve their nutritional profile and will absolutely keep you on a regular, first name basis with a certain porcelain object in your bathroom, if you know what I mean. This is important information for anyone hoping to […]

“The Hot Dog Rebellion”

My friend Judy Gruen is a special guest columnist for this week. I hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine! Enjoy!What happens when a mother of four decides to lose weight and get in shape, but her family rebels against the new cuisine? Award-winning humorist and author Judy Gruen relates […]

Dinner Diva’s Swiss Chard

Popeye sang it best “I’m strong to the finich Cause I eats me spinach”. Ok so Swiss chard isn’t spinach but it is a leafy green vegetable similar to spinach. And it provides a variety of health benefits that include making you strong like Popeye. When shopping for Swiss Chard look for leaves that are […]

The Threat of Tomatoes

It’s starting. The tomatoes are mutating and producing more and more of their progeny on a daily basis! I cannot keep up; I’m gasping for breath due to endless picking. They’re replicating, sprouting new plants—it’s the Volunteer Garden Invasion! If there is one thing I know about tomatoes, it is they are prolific. Right after […]

It’s Baked Bean Month

It is not surprising to find out that July is Baked Bean Month. After all, baked beans have been a staple of potlucks forever and Independence Day is the quintessential representation of our friend the potluck. There are so many different kinds of baked beans that you can make. I felt it my duty to […]

A Head of the Pack

Savoy Cabbage The antioxidant protection of cruciferous vegetables is powerful. You know from previous articles here in Healthy-Foods and elsewhere that vitamins C and E and beta carotene help ward off disease and illness by helping combat harmful free radicals that naturally accumulate in the body. Free radicals damage your body, causing changes that can […]

Pantry Spruce Up

Spring has definitely sprung here in North Carolina—the daffodils are smiling, the Bradford pear trees have bloomed and leafed out and it’s starting to warm up! I adore the spring. And while I am not a believer in spring cleaning, I will tell you my pantry could sure use a dose of it! Open the […]