Archives for the ‘Health & Wellness’ Category

Pasture-Raised Chicken Liver Hash

  When I first started talking about eating chicken liver to increase my iron consumption, some of you asked for recipe ideas.  I had usually just cooked it in butter with onions.  (Which is great by the way.) Though this week the NY Times dining section ran a full feature on “hash” from upscale cooks & […]

Lamb & Lentil Winter Stew in a Crock Pot

  Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are all in good health as we enter the coldest and darkest month of the year.  So many people I know are sick right now, it is definitely going around.  What I know is that as hard as you try to avoid catching other people’s cold […]

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops With Cilantro-Mint Paste

  A few months ago, I pondered whether I was getting enough of the right nutrients on a restricted diet in My Nutritional Census.  Regretfully, after getting some lab work back from my acupuncturist last week, I discovered that I was not.  Turns out I am really low in iron, have low white blood cell count, […]

Grass-Fed (Goat-)Cheese Burger

  I never thought I’d eat a cheeseburger again.  Those of you who read my blog know I eat goat cheese occasionally.  But recently I also started eating red meat again.  Grass-fed beef, that is.  It’s a totally different experience.  It has a very distinct flavor, and healthier fats.  Not only is it healthier to eat grass-fed beef, […]

The Raw Milk Experiment, Part II

  Ok, so the curiosity finally got to me.  I’ve dipped my toes in with a tiny tastes here and there (see The Raw Milk Experiment, Part I), but I was never going to find out how I truly react to raw milk without buying a bottle and actually drinking it.  So one day when […]

My Nutritional Census and The Art Of Soaking (Grains, Nuts, & Legumes)

2010 is the year of the census, or so we’ve been hearing a lot lately.  It’s also my fifth year into this gluten-free, dairy-free, mostly sugar-free lifestyle, and time for me to take a nutritional count.  Am I getting enough of the nutrients I need?  What am I missing?  When you cut out whole food […]

Hooray For Health Care Reform…Wait, What?

It is ironic that today, the day that Massachusetts elected a Republican who vowed to stop health care reform in its tracks, we got a letter from our health insurance company saying that they are going to raise our premium by 70 percent.  SEVENTY percent.  Is that even legal??  Not that they ever paid a […]

The Raw Milk Experiment, Part I

  Guess what I tried at the farmers’ market yesterday.  For the first time I noticed someone selling raw milk and they were giving out samples.  I jumped on it.  Not that I was all that excited to drink milk again.  It has been many years since I’ve had it, after discovering I had a […]

Vegan/Vegetarian Mastery Program (Corrected Link)

Hello everyone, it has come to my attention that there were problems with the link provided in this post (oops!).  My apologies, here it is again with the corrected link that should work this time!   My friend Trevor is starting an online course called the Vegan/Vegetarian Mastery Program, with tips and weekly lessons about how […]

Green Smoothies For Healing And Wellness

  As you may have read in my recent posts, I have been nursing a fractured hand after a bike accident over the 4th of July weekend.  In fact, yesterday was three weeks from the incident and I went to the doctor and was allowed to remove the splint permanently because the bone is healing […]