Eat Your Plants!

The American Association for Cancer Research says that at least half of all cancer deaths are preventable, provided we don’t smoke, exercise, use sunscreen, keep a normal weight, eat a healthy diet, etc. That seems pretty straightforward, does’nt it? But what exactly does a “healthy diet” look like? The short answer is that it’s a… Read More

PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Hi Friends! PWC’s 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is soon to begin on Monday, October 12th. I’m looking forward to participating in this Challenge with you, regardless of whether or not you participated in our last Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. If you’d like to join me, please let me know in a comment below! If you know of anyone else… Read More

Chickpea-Quinoa Patties with Cranberry Ginger Chutney

Cooking is wonderful metaphor for life, don’t you think? It requires an open mind, patience, flexibility, resourcefulness and a nice sense of humor. Most of the best home cooks I know understand this, so I try to have the same attitude with every dish I make. Take this one, for example. My intent was to make savory… Read More

Herb-Infused, Fruity and Floral Lemonades

As we head into the weekend, I thought I’d share one of my favorite summer drinks: lemonade, but with a twist. For many of us, we only have a few short weeks before fall arrives and pumpkin spices start to lure themselves into many of our drinks. So while you can, spruce up your lemonade with herb-infused simple syrup,… Read More

Green Gazpacho

Some may think it a stretch to call chilled green soup gazpacho, but although this version is quite different from traditional gazpacho, it still is every bit as refreshing as its classic red cousin. With origins in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, traditional gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold. It usually has a tomato base, but nowadays… Read More