Is Your Healthy Oat Breakfast Triggering a Snack Attack?

Oats are a popular heart healthy choice for breakfast. But when it comes to losing weight, not all types of oats are going to help you reach your goal.  You could make a steaming bowl of oatmeal from steel cut oats (unrolled), rolled oats or instant oats. You could eat Muesli (raw rolled oats with [...]

Oil-Free Whole Grain Skillet Cornbread [Plant-Based, Vegan]

My family will tell you that when it comes to cornbread, I am serious. I love cornbread! Real cornbread. Not that "from a box" stuff. It has to be moist, flavorful, and not too sweet. It also has to be plant-based and oil-free. This recipe is my all-time favorite.  It combines cornmeal with whole wheat pastry flour [...]

Flax Seed vs. Drugs for High Blood Pressure

If you have hypertension (high blood pressure,) you know it is important to get it under control. It’s a serious condition that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. If your blood pressure is consistently elevated, your doctor may prescribe blood pressure lowering medication. Here are the latest guidelines: While these drugs help, they come with [...]

Breast Cancer Fighting Walnut, Barley and Greens Vegetable Soup

You’ve probably heard the stats. About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life. What you may not have heard is that what you eat can dramatically improve those odds. This week I made a vegetable soup from one of Candice Kumai’s recipes in her new book [...]

Are You Doing “Whole Grain” the Right Way?

The mantra to “eat more whole grains” can be heard everywhere.  The pages of your favorite magazines recommend  “whole grains” for better weight management.  Your doctor recommends you eat whole grains for dietary fiber.  And the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of the grain that we eat be “whole grain.” [...]