Mississippi Market Co-op: Committed to local growers

In this age of global food production, it's easy to get nearly any food, during any season, in any part of this country. Strawberries...

Food First | A Spring Cleansing for the Body

As spring arrives, I am always thinking about cleansing and preparing my body for the warmer upcoming months. It's like a spring cleaning for...

Ten Ways Specific Fermented Foods can improve Your Life

An excerpt from the book The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend...

Restocking the Pharmacy of the Body

The ever-expanding pharmacopeia of time-tested techniques, natural remedies and alternative pain killers is a complicated skein of dos and don'ts that would tangle any...

Riverplace Market is new on the Minneapolis Riverfront

A new community based farmer's and artisan market, Riverplace Market -- operating from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesdays through the end of September, is located...

Food First: Delicious, Nutritious Soup for Cold Months

Whether I'm concocting a new recipe or searching for a new recipe to try, I aim for one that is both delicious and nutritious!...

Food First: A go-to salad for greens, fiber

Spring has sprung and everything is coming up green! This is the perfect time to take a cue from Mother Nature and get more...

Milo’s Story

It all started five years ago when Milo, our beloved Bichon, began showing signs of slowing down. At that time, he was 10 years...

Spirit Leaves: Not Yet Vegan

Once, on a plane, a woman sitting beside me related how she lived on a farm in Wisconsin. Every morning, the sheep would come...

Optimal Health and Wellness for our Optimal Pets

Nutrition and exercise play such a huge role in health, not just for humans, but for animals, as well. Our pets rely on us...

Not Missing the Meat

Did I ever imagine I would become a tree hugger? Someone who talks about energy and stuff? A person who considers disease your body's...

Food First: Starting the New Year Off Right

The New Year is a great time to assess where you are at in your life, to look at what seems to be working...

Tips on Holistic Food Shopping for the Newly Converted

Have you ever gone to the grocery store or local co-op without your grocery list or just decided to swing by on the way...

Conscious Consumerism: Responsible Choices As We Ascend

An incredible amount of evidence exists for the support of a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. We could go into living a life free of...

Food First: Here’s to Your Health

What do you like to have for breakfast? Are you stuck in a rut and ready for something new? Or maybe you are looking...

Our World as a Soup Bowl

A battle of comments ensued under my recent Facebook posting: Hate crimes got you down?! If you still eat meat, then you are part...

What does it mean to follow Vegetarian Diets when you are...

Last week for the first time after a year interval, I pulled myself together and went to a gym. I wanted to do everything...