Food Sources of Calcium

I’m looking into this today… making sure we get enough calcium in our diet. Once again, The World’s Healthiest Foods has the information I need. Follow the link if you’d like more information about the serving size of each of these food items and how much calcium each one offers. The information on their website […]

Arabic Rice

Using whole wheat noodles and brown rice and a heart-healthy oil, I created this healthy version of Arabic Rice. But don’t let the health factor distract you because it is very, very delicious! 4 cups brown jasmine or basmati rice 8 cups filtered water or stock 8 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or […]

Minty Beef & Lentil Stew

This stew is reminiscent of my Arabic Meatballs. I added lentils to round out the meal along with a minty-tomato liquid base. It is scrumptious when served over Arabic Rice. 1 to 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef 1 onion, diced 8 cups filtered water or stock 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 4 cups cooked lentils […]

Importance of Varying Grains

I love receiving questions because they remind me of important points I should have made. Tracy asked me the following question: I don’t understand the reason for the various grains. Is it just for varied flavors in the end product? I figured there must be a health benefit. This is a really good question and […]


A friend gave us a 20 pounds of walnuts-in-the-shell from a local orchard. I made a dent in shelling them today. I wouldn’t say I’m very skillful at the shelling. In a little over an hour, I perhaps made it through 1 or 2 pounds. Since we mainly use them chopped in baked goods or […]