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New Beginnings for a New Year

  As we reflect at the end of a year, we resolve to change something. Often our reflection brings regrets or frustrations. My frustration is seated in my endless study of Genetically Engineered (GE) foods, I regret being unable to maintain an open mind about manipulation of our food supply. My mental turmoil stems from […]

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The Science of Good Cooking book

Brining Beans

  The Science of Good Cooking, (by Cook’s Illustrated and the folks at America’s Test Kitchen on PBS) is a super book for cooks interested in the science of cooking. In its 486 pages and 37 chapters it covers everything you need to know about how cooking and other procedures affect food. This is not […]

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Wild flowers

Phytonutrients: how to get them

What are phytonutrients? I just spent several hours studying about phytonutrients. I wanted to learn about the contradictory views that they can be beneficial or have a negative effect on our health. Many years ago, I learned that phytates (phytic acid) are bad because they bind to certain minerals in our bodies. I was especially […]

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Sprouted bowl of mung beans

Sprouting, a simple way to get healthy food in winter

  Sprouting is easy Sprouting is one of the easiest and most economical things you can do to enhance your health. Of course you must eat the sprouts for the best benefit. Sprouts are beans, grains, seeds, and nuts germinated in water. Sprouting increases nutrients in plants by up to 600%. Sprouts are easily digested […]

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A dozen local peaches

11 General Principles for Good Health

  Environmental pollutants constantly assault our bodies. The food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe contain nasty chemicals we wouldn’t choose to consume. We have little control over most of these unwanted substances, which makes eating the healthiest diet we can our best option for good health. Here are general […]

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My First Post

I’m Sharon Reese. I’ve been actively involved with all things food for a very long time. To get all the information I could about food and nutrition, I took classes in nutritional therapy, completed culinary school, and got an MS in Holistic Nutrition. I’ve worked as a chef and have taught whole foods vegetarian cooking […]

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