Nutrition

It’s Summertime!

It’s Summertime!

It’s summertime! That means plenty of fun outside playing basketball, tennis, hiking and other summer sports. With higher temps comes a higher risk of injury when playing outdoor sports. This year I established a goal for Lively Kitchens to partner with like-minded professionals that are experts […]

Nourishing Moms

Nourishing Moms

Happy Mother’s Day parents.  Enjoy the lavish brunch and pampering.  Next week you may go back to eating cold half eaten leftovers off your child’s plate. Or, consider ways to nourish moms, physically, emotionally and playfully.  This year I established a goal for Lively Kitchens […]

The Sweet and Sour Kumquats

The Sweet and Sour Kumquats

We don’t see kumquats in our produce departments very often, but when you do, buy some! They are in season from November through March and can be found in Asian stores—since they are native to China—and some higher end grocers. They look like little oranges […]

Onion, A Functional Vegetable

Onion, A Functional Vegetable

Perhaps it isn’t fair to call the onion “lowly,” but it certainly is common to so many recipes that we might not think much about it as an individual ingredient. Just go to the vegetable bin and grab one, right? You always have some stored […]

Eating Seasonally

Eating Seasonally

A friend tells a story of an especially long and troubled winter several years ago. It seemed like the snow and cold would never end. One day she saw fresh asparagus at the grocery store and she burst into tears. She said, “I’m sure other […]

Healthy Sweeteners

Healthy Sweeteners

Some might say my title is impossible, that there are no healthy sweeteners. If your idea of sweetening involves large quantities of any sweetener, that is true. Healthy Sweeteners can only be good for you if used in moderation. Taking that into account, it is […]

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

A friend had guests visiting from Europe. It was late July, so she was excited to offer them locally grown sweet corn. Due to the Europeans limited access to sweet corn, the locally grown treat was poorly received. She cried as she told me how […]

Eat Your Carrots!

Eat Your Carrots!

Eating carrots. They are pretty, orange, sweet and crunchy. The carrot has a lot more going for it than meets the eye or the taste buds. Before I launch into a few words about the science of the carrot, let me begin by simply saying, […]

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Valentine’s Day brings wishes of love or a special sentiment to those we hold dear to our heart. As we express our endearing thoughts with cards, gifts, dinners and flowers, remember to love you heart. Many foods can help your heart. Consider these Healthy Heart […]

Sidekicks—Dinner Co-Stars

Sidekicks—Dinner Co-Stars

We can always think of the SUPERHEROS or STARS at dinner time. You know, the proteins. So, what about the SIDEKICKS or CO-STARS? Without these side dishes, our meals would never be balanced. While protein is an important food group that has many lovely members […]