Superfoods

First of a two-part series Each week, I muster the energy to shop for the week's groceries. It's never fun. I don't like to grocery...

Celebrate each day the Ayurvedic Way

Life brings us big and small celebrations along the way. Some celebrations are landmark events where we may reach a goal, land that promotion,...

Make Healthy Food Fast Food

The key to quick and easy nutrition is preparation. If you are not prepared when hunger strikes, you are likely to grab whatever looks...

Food Fight! Consumers Get a New Weapon: Knowledge

Recent moves by major food manufacturers to remove High Fructose Corn Syrup from products - despite FDA recommendations and a costly campaign by the...

Coffee Rediscovered: An Ancient Crafted Hybrid Drug

Coffee is a hybrid deliberately blended to make people malleable and easy to control. Its history has been carefully smudged from the printed fodder...

How Food can Nurture the Soul among presentations at Benedictine Center

Dr. Norman Wirzba, professor of theology and ecology at Duke University Divinity School, is coming to St. Paul's Monastery in Maplewood to make several...

Cucumber Gazpach Soothes & Cools

As a new columnist for Edge Life, I'm grateful for the opportunity to share some recipes I love and others seem to love as...

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...

Eating Healthy On The Go

We all recognize the importance of eating right, but the demands of life cause many of us to forgo our health needs to merely...

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...

Diet: The Cornerstone of Health

DR. ANDREW WEIL SAID, "A healthy diet is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle." Take a moment to reflect on this statement. A cornerstone...

Food First: Simple Eating

Food First means making what you eat a priority. Making it simple, not more complicated, than it needs to be! It means using food...

Salmon Salad

A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe  This recipe makes a quick lunch and provides high-quality protein and omega 3 healthy fats. Some co-ops sell a...

Eating Healthy: Quickly, Easily, even on a Tight Budget

I have worked in the weight loss industry for 25 years, I've also battled being overweight my entire life. What I'm about to tell...

Brownies, Cookies & Nut Bread For The Holidays

December is so festive, no matter what religion or spiritual path you follow. Desserts seem to be a central theme, so let's look at alternatives...

Recipe: Apple Bread

A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe If you follow a gluten-free diet, you know the feeling of longing for a moist piece of bread....

Creating a Conscious Kitchen

Second in a four-part series The kitchen was once the center of life. With our fast-paced lifestyles, we have gradually moved away from customs of...