Category Archives: Base Hits to Better Health℠

What’s At Steak: My Reasons For Sticking With Grass-Fed Beef

If you’re a card-carrying carnivore like I am, but you still want to remain vigilant about eating healthfully and ecologically-responsibly, beef is triumphantly within bounds. However, the modern beef paradigm seems to have confined this wonderful source of vitamins and … Continue reading

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A View To A Grill: Our Springtime Repurposing Of The Barbecue

In early April, a short vacation found me in a place and predicament where a temporarily odd diet was in order. You see, my recent departure from consuming seafood (the result of a strange intolerance to one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Quick & Healthy: Avocado-Baked Eggs!

The web might seem saturated with recipes for this simple-to-prepare, nutrient-filled snack. Nevertheless, I’m here to offer my own version, with a decadent little twist. The Avocado-Baked Egg combines the genius of using one ingredient to cradle the other, and … Continue reading

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Eureka!: The Other 8 Magic Ingredients with Long Shelf Lives

Don’t you hate when you open the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet to find only condiments, a piece of moldy cheese, and a half-consumed bag of chips? No longer is there a reason to go hungry at home, simply because you’re … Continue reading

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8 Magic Ingredients: Refrigerator Staples with the Longest Shelf Lives

Doesn’t it always seem like the cupboard is bare? You can drop $200 at Whole Foods and turn around 4 days later to find nothing with which to create a full meal. Well, let me share a little secret with … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures: Old-Fashioned Ginger Ale, Prepared at Home

The way I imagine the ginger ale of long-ago is as a carbonated beverage of subtlety and purity….a natural, lightly spicy drink of understated refreshment that need not be extreme to be interesting. Somewhere along the line, as with so … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Stuffed Turkey: 4 Tips for Savoring the Holiday Spread Smartly

Holiday time is upon us, and with it comes various challenges for those of us who want to eat healthfully and stay trim. Sugary snacks abound and good cheer overflowing, combined with shorter daylight hours during which to burn those … Continue reading

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Fading Fast: Last Call at the Autumn Green Market!

The signs of winter’s approach are inevitable: Trees are turning bare, it’s dark in the middle of the afternoon, and I can see my breath when I walk in the morning. But unfolding more slowly than autumn is the transition … Continue reading

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Corn’s Dirty Secret: A Truth That’s Hard to Swallow

Just the thought of corn right off the grill makes my mouth water. I can feel the juicy kernels popping between my teeth, taste the sweet butter and salt, and smell the squeeze of lime and Parmesan cheese that turn … Continue reading

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The “Real” Dirty Dozen: When it Pays to Buy Organic

At last month’s WAC wine event, which examined today’s organic wine paradigm, I discovered something I would never have predicted about our 20 participants: When asked how many of them were familiar with the “Dirty Dozen” in regard to fruits … Continue reading

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