The Humungous Veggie Salad

I call this my big HVS  - Humongous Vegetable Salad. Here is the vegetable salad I keep around constantly. It goes with absolutely everything. I prepare this once or twice a week. If you don’t put in vegetables that have a lot of water content it tends to last longer in the refrigerator.  You can pull it out and serve yourself a bowl of it anytime of the day. It’s also a great meal to [Continue Reading]

Check Your Blood Pressure

The word is out; high blood pressure has been branded a top public health enemy in  the US.  According to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it only trails tobacco when it comes to affecting lives.  Having high blood pressure makes you at risk for heart disease and stroke. And the problem is that you can have this disease without ever knowing it.   If [Continue Reading]

Raw and Vegan Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Iron

Getting enough iron is vital, particularly for the seasonsed woman.  Lack of  iron in the system can result in anemia.   Anemia occurs when there are not enough healthy red blood cells in the body.  These red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues.  There are several forms of anemia.  One of the main reasons for its occurance is the lack of important elements in the body including [Continue Reading]

Gluten Free Cooking Day

The Wellness Kitchen in Templeton, CA. was the location of a wonderful gluten-free cooking event day.  I had a wonderful time with Rosemary, the owner of the Bless Your Heart Bakery and about 13 other women (and one man), learning her techniques for gluten-free cooking.   The atmosphere was peaceful and the community of participants was one of graciousness and friendship. I've been trying to [Continue Reading]