Posts By: Heather Michet

I’ll Have the Green Eggs, Please.

We all know that greens are good for us with their antioxidants, chlorophyll, and high fiber, vitamin & mineral content.  Yet so many people don’t know how to get them more frequently into their diet. This recipe allows you to use whatever greens you favor or have on hand, be they kale, collards, spinach or… Read more »

I Succumbed. I Got Sick.

I wasn’t feeling too luscious a week ago.  I succumbed.  I got sick.  And every time I’ve gone “down for maintenance” in the last few years – which happens very infrequently, thank you – I’ve dreaded it because I always feel embarrassed and frankly, a bit ashamed.  After all, I’m the one touting vibrant health,… Read more »

DIY Cough Syrup, Compliments of Grandma

If you’re more interested in suppressing coughing jags than in getting loaded on sugar-laden commercial cough syrups, this remedy is for you.  It has so many great attributes, I can’t see NOT making it: easy to prepare on-hand ingredients in most kitchens wholesome, plant-based remedy effective anti-tussive helps boost immune system super low cost So… Read more »

Flu shot? No, thanks.

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If you listen to the makers of cold medicines, we’re now in “the cold and flu season”.  My advice is: don’t take the bait or accept that declaration as truth.  Do increase your rest, water intake and ingest more warming foods like soups & stews, warming spices and hot herbal teas.  Boost up that immune system. … Read more »

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Fall is an invitation to slow down, go within ourselves and rest a bit more as we head toward winter.  The call to calm and quiet is a welcome invitation after the flurry of summer energy. One way to reduce your number of activities and busy-ness is to let someone else do the cooking!  … Read more »

Mustard Curry Pickles

Zucchini aren’t the only green, cylindrical shapes abundant in gardens now: cucumbers follow in a close second position.  Rarely touted as nutrition powerhouses, cucumbers do have many healthy attributes (in raw form) that give you reason to include them in your diet: High in potassium, an important electrolyte Low in calories – only 15 in… Read more »

How to Make Oat Flour

Let’s clear something up right off the bat: oats are naturally gluten-free.  They become non-gluten-free when they are processed in facilities that mill other gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley or rye.  If you must eat gluten-free, choose certified gluten-free oats for making oatmeal, using in recipes and for flour.  These have been processed without… Read more »

What to Do With All of that Zucchini, Part 1

Maybe you’ve experienced a similar surprise upon returning home from vacation like my neighbors did: a garden being overrun by baseball bats, er, zucchini gone wild.  They harvested the monsters, loaded them into a couple of boxes and offered them at the street to walkers needing added protection (don’t some walking advisors suggest carrying a… Read more »