HEARTh and HOME – Hot Indian Nights – Chickpeas and Garlic

by Janae Jean – August in the Midwest is hot and humid. So, why not add some heat to our dinner plates as well? This month we have a plant-based meal inspired by the Indian Subcontinent. Indian food is known for its spicy flavors. This month’s masala-inspired dish is packed …

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HEARTh and Home – Midsummer Smörgåsbord Cucumbers and Tomatoes

By Janae Jean – In the United States we use the word smörgåsbord to refer to any type of buffet style meal. It literally means “sandwich table” in Swedish. Its normally a large spread of cold and hot dishes, featuring regional ingredients such as herring, salmon, dill, cucumbers and crispbread. …

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HEARTh and Home – L’Été en Provence – Culinary Lavender and Raw Honey

By Janae Jean –  Lavender is for more than skin care and potpourri; it’s a culinary herb that adds a certain je ne sais quoi to both sweet and savory dishes and beverages. Lavender is a common herb in Southern French or Provençalcooking. While recently becoming popular in North America, lavender …

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HEARTh & HOME – Eat the Rainbow – Carrots & Spices

by Janae Jean – We are all most familiar with orange carrots, but carrots come in purple, red, yellow and white varieties as well. When we include carrots are various hues in our diets, we are maximizing our antioxidant intake. Carrots are probably best known for the antioxidant named for …

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HEARTh and Home – Rhubarb and Asparagus: Fresh Is Back

  By Janae Jean – Rhubarb and Asparagus April is the first full month of spring, and the fresh, locally grown produce we missed during the long, cold winter is beginning to return to the produce aisles and farmer’s markets. In the Midwest, some of the first in season fruits …

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Feeding The Whole Self – Interview with Michael Greger, M.D.

  Interview by Janae Jean & Spencer Schluter  Our first podcast guest of 2018 is Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling How Not To Die as well as the recently released companion book How Not To Die Cookbook. He is also the …

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