Chef Spotlight: Nina Curtis

Chefs are known for creating wonderful dishes that are colorful and flavorful, but healthy? We normally don’t think of colorful and flavorful dishes being healthy. Chef Nina Curtis makes it a point of hitting all three points when she’s in the kitchen. Curtis doesn’t just do this in her home kitchen, she does this in a corporate kitchen.

Juneteenth and Health Care

One prevalent way that racism still flourishes in America is through its healthcare system. Blacks have been disregarded when it comes to receiving adequate medical care. African American (Blacks) are less likely to be given the tools (education and medicines) necessary to prevent chronic diseases. When they do receive the tools, they are distilled to the bare minimum.

Cranberries: Your New Favorite Fall Fruit

Cranberries are one of the most recognized foods of Thanksgiving. Whether you like jellied cranberry sauce that comes from a can or whole cranberry sauce that is usually homemade, it doesn’t matter, they are vegan. I always suggest that my readers pick up a couple of extra bags of cranberries when doing their Thanksgiving meal…

Strawberry Basil Vegan Ice Cream by Chef John Lekic

Ice cream is one of America’s favorite desserts. It is a treat that is enjoyed throughout the year. Chef John Lekic of Farmers and Chefs Restaurant in the Hudson Valley of Poughkeepsie, NY shares this dairy-free, Strawberry Basil Vegan Ice Cream recipe that is inspired by the innovative vertical gardening practices of Vertical Field.  A few benefits of…

Stuffed Acorn Squash by Chef Eric LeVine

Americans that celebrate Thanksgiving can face challenges during a pandemic because of recent restrictions on travel, restaurant closings, and social gatherings. Many are looking to enjoy healthier fare and incorporating plant-based meals in their holiday menus. Chef Eric LeVine of 317 Main Street in Farmington, New York, shares this savory stuffed acorn squash recipe that is hearty…

November is Diabetes Reversal Month

Instead of making November Diabetes Awareness Month, you can try making it Diabetes Reversal Month by taking steps to change your diet and lifestyle.

Tools for a better night’s sleep

Not getting sufficient, restful sleep is a big problem for millions of people around the world. Daytime sleepiness has been noted for irritability that can lead to fights, the cause of work-related injuries, and vehicular accidents. Sleep apnea is a very serious condition. It affects children and adults, as well as, men and women and,…

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is supposed to be a celebration honoring fathers. After all, they are responsible for creating 1/2 of you. But, for some reason, praise is given out by the truckloads to mothers. Not that I have anything against mothers or at least good mothers, but I sometimes wonder why one half of the responsible…

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was started over 150 years ago (in the 1850s) as a way to improve sanitary conditions, fight disease, decrease mortality rate of children and milk contamination. It was connected to soldiers (Civil War) as a day of mourning for women who had lost their loved ones. In 1914, Mother’s Day (the second Sunday…

A double dose of Mondays With Michael

In today’s Mondays with Michael, I share two of Dr. Michael Greger’s blog posts/videos regarding turmeric and cancer. April 17 has traditionally been a sad day for me. My mother, Rose L. Jackson Everson, 2/2/1932 (2/29/1932) – 4/17/2011, died of “metastatic breast cancer.” Just those three words and you know it isn’t going to end…