Category Archives: Nutrition guide

Food, Medicine and Time

Hippocrates was one smart dude. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is this healer’s complete quote. He cared for the sick in Greece in the early 4th century BCE. Of course, he didn’t have access to … Continue reading

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WILD CORN DOGS

Warning! Don’t eat everything you find in nature! Just because a food is “natural ” doesn’t mean it’s good for you! These “wild corn dogs,” are actually cattail or bullrush plants, usually found growing near the banks of creeks, streams, … Continue reading

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FRESH CRANBERRY APPLE WALNUT COMPOTE

My grandmother always made a special side dish for the family gatherings on the high holidays. If you serve it in a fancy dish and call it by a fancy pants name, all the better.  If it’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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Restorative Power of Real Food 

I live in a tourist town, so I’ve access to many wonderful restaurants for fine dining, as well as many mom and pop diners. I have friends, who also live here, who swear by Blue Apron and other fresh meal … Continue reading

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WATERMELON and ATTITUDE 

My granddaddy used to say watermelon wasn’t good until the Fourth of July. In his day, most foods were locally sourced and didn’t fully ripen until midsummer. Now we can get fruit from California, Texas and Mexico in just days … Continue reading

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SNAP CHALLENGE AT NASCAR

Can I live on $4.17 per day for 7 days? I went to Texas Motor Speedway for NASCAR and Indy Car racing. While I was at the Lodge I stay at when I go over for these weekends, I usually … Continue reading

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“And are we yet alive and see each other’s face?”

Illness robs us of our tastebuds as well as our sense of smell. Sickness often robs a person of their appetite, but I’ve never had that problem. Somehow I’ve managed to eat my way through the mumps, measles, chicken pox, … Continue reading

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