Category Archives: Nutrition & Exercise

Sparkling Herbal Coolers

sparkling lemongrass lime mint coolerI had my first Sparkling Lemongrass Lime Mint Cooler at a wonderful Asian fusion restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz, California called the Asian Rose Cafe. I was so intrigued by sparkling herbal coolers that I began collecting recipes and making them at home.… Read more

Delicious Curried Red Lentil Soup

curried red lentil soupOne of my favorite go to dishes is curried red lentil soup. It comes to us from India, where it’s called dal, or daal, or dahl, or dhal, which is why I’m calling it soup. However it’s spelled, it’s simple to make, richly flavorful and very satisfying.… Read more

Spring Radish Craving

red-radishesTowards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more

Container Herb and Vegetable Garden

I want to grow herbs and vegetables on my windowsills and deck. I don’t have a yard at present, so I’m going to try container gardening. I can sit pots and boxes on the sills and deck. I can also attach rows of containers to the deck railings, sit pots on shallow shelves,  and make bottle towers out of stacked 1-liter soda bottles (minus the bottoms) filled with soil.… Read more

Chicken Salad with Olives and Citrus Balsamic Dressing

I made my favorite Chicken Salad for lunch today. The market had beautiful organic romaine lettuces yesterday, so I picked one up along with a lemon, an orange and some Kalamata olives. This is a satisfying, whole meal salad with a flavorful, citrusy dressing.… Read more