Emotional Health Help Food-- The Antidepressant Diet


Emotional Health Help Diet and Nutrition Vs. Antidepressant Drugs
Over 50% of Americans take some form of prescribed antidepressant drug. Anti-depressants can be helpful in treating depression, but there is a larger, oft-overlooked piece to solving the depression puzzle. Diet and nutrition.
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Mediterranean Diet: Best Healthy Diet in Town

The Mediterranean Diet: Voted Best All-Around Diet for Any Health Condition Say 'diet' and 'program for losing weight comes to mind.' Diet is 'foods consumed for subsistence'. Diets differ among regions and cultures. The Mediterranean Diet has been proclaimed healthiest for all body types and health conditions.
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Vegan Egg Nog, Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipe Guide for Healthy Vegan Eggnog: Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic We love eggnog at the holidays. But eggnog is listed as a cautionary food in terms of health and contamination, because it contains raw eggs. Here is my vegan eggnog recipes for serving with or without alcohol. Read More

Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipe Guide: How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a holiday and seasonal favorite. Pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin A. Pumpkin has 5 grams of fiber per serving, so pumpkin pie is nutritious as well as delicious. Here is a vegan variety of pumpkin pie.
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Emotional Health Help Food: The Antidepressant Diet

Emotional Health Help Diet and Nutrition Vs. Antidepressant Drugs
Over 50% of Americans take some form of prescribed anti-depressant drug. Anti-depressants can be helpful in treating depression, but there is a larger, oft-overlooked piece to solving the depression puzzle. Diet and nutrition.
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Free Printable Kwanzaa Recipes and Activities


Free Printable Kwanzaa Coloring Pages, Crafts, Lesson Plans and Activities
Kwanzaa is a uniquely African-American winter holiday which begins on December 26 and is celebrated for nine days. Candles are lit and prayer offerings made. Here are free printable Kwanzaa coloring pages, crafts, games, lessons and activities.
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Holiday Cookie Recipes: Wreath Cookies, Stained Glass Church Windows

Our Family's Advent and Christmas Cookie Recipes Advent was our favorite season when our family was homeschooling. We did holiday math, advent writing, Christmas social studies, winter science. Everything about Christmas is a teachable moment. Here are Christmas cookie recipes with a holiday lesson. Read More

Countdown the Twelve Days of Christmas with Festive Holiday Drinks and Liqueurs


Delicious Holiday Liqueur and Cocktail Recipes
The holidays are a perfect time to make specialty liqueur and cocktail recipes. Here are twelve holiday drink, apetif, cordial, liqueur and cocktail recipes, one for every day of Christmas, perfect for those merrymakers with a sweet tooth.
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Best Liqueur Brands for Holiday Entertaining and Gift-Giving



Best Liqueur Brands for Holiday Entertaining and Gift-Giving
The secret to making the perfect cocktail lies in the quality of ingredients. Cheap booze can turn a potentially delicious drink into a bomb. Watch for sales on these better brands of liqueurs and liquors like these delicious brands.
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Cooking Utensils Review and Gift-Giving Guide for Chefs and Bakers


Top Kitchen Utensils and Tools for Cooks: Great Wedding Shower and Holiday Gifts
Good food depends on the quality of cooking tools. Here is a list of must-have kitchen tools and utensils. Give these gifts to your favorite chef this holiday season. These kitchen tools make ideal wedding gifts and bridal shower gifts.
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Free Printable Gingerbread House Patterns and Templates

Free Printable Gingerbread House Patterns, Recipes and Templates Making a holiday gingerbread house is one of our favorite family traditions. Not being the most artistic person, I cheat and get the gingerbread house kit. But I've found a better way: free printable gingerbread house patterns, recipes and templates. Read More

Food Safety and Health Issues for Holiday Dining


Food Safety Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter Holidays
The winter holidays and Christmas are a time for celebration and feasting. But several specialty foods and holiday treats pose a health, safety or allergy risk. Here are tips for avoiding possibly unsafe holiday foods.
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Recipes to Use Up Leftover Ham


Recipes to Use Up Leftover Ham
It's December 26 and everyone is more than a little tired of ham. Small problem, however. You bought a 15 pound and there is quite a bit leftover. Here are recipes that will use up that leftover ham in new and delicious ways.
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Cookie ('koekje') Recipes from Holland to Celebrate St.Nicholas Day



Christmas Holiday Recipe Guide: Dutch St. Nicholas Cookies
St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on December 6 in the Netherlands. With a plethora of Dutch ancestors, I've inherited many recipes. For Hollanders, Christmas means koekjes (cookies). Here are my favorite Dutch cookie recipes.
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The Good Cholesterol, Bad Cholesterol Diet

The average American diet is high in less healthier foods and low in healthier foods. Hence we suffer from many nutrition and diet related health issues. High cholesterol is a prominent nutrition related health risk.
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FDA Looking at Toxic Levels of BPA in Canned Foods


Dangerous Levels of BPA, Bisphenol A, Found in Canned Foods
Consumer Reports magazine has just published findings that the BPA, or Bisphenol A, a toxin found in plastics is being used in canned goods. Highest levels of BPA have been found is canned soups, tuna and green beans.
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Thanksgiving Recipe Guide: Pepperidge Farms Stuffing


Thanksgiving Recipe Guide: Pepperidge Farms Product Review
Pepperidge Farms is one of the oldest names in commercial breads and baked goods. And there is a very good reason this: natural, quality ingredients. For the best Thanksgiving recipes, use Pepperidge Farms products.
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Holiday Recipe Guide: Cranberries





Thanksgiving Recipe Guide: Healthy Cranberry Goodness
Cranberry dishes are one of our family's favorite Thanksgiving holiday traditions. Cranberries aid digestion, cleanse the colon, detox the body and prevent UTI, or urinary tract infections. Here are our best cranberry recipes.
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Holiday Recipes: All Natural Chicken and Vegetable Broth: Vegan, Vegatarian



Thanksgiving Recipe Guide: Choosing the Best Chicken Broth
Chicken broth is a Thanksgiving recipe staple. In fact, chicken broth is one of the most common ingredients in dinner recipes. But chicken broths are not all created equal. Most are yellow dyed and full of junk.
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Mincemeat Pie Recipe: Vegan, Vegatarian Altneratives



Homemade Mincemeat Pie Filling
Mincemeat pie is the quintessential traditional Thanksgiving pie. Mincemeat pie is a love it or hate it dessert. If you love mincemeat like we do, you probably know that it is expensive. Here's an easy recipe for homemade mincemeat pie filling.
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Alternative Game Bird Options for Thanksgiving Dinner


Thanksgiving Game Bird Options for Turkey Haters
Raise your hand if you love Thanksgiving, but hate turkey. You're not alone. I roast a big bird every year for tradition but never eat much turkey. Here are several other game bird options to enjoy for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Sausage Alfredo; Chicken Pesto Soup Recipes



Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes for Turkey Haters
Whip up these healthy delicious dishes this Thanksgiving. All the goodness of autumn bounty without the obligatory Thanksgiving turkey. For vegetarians these recipes adapt very well to meatless versions.
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Inexpensive Wine Connoisseurs Wine Guide: Oak Leaf



Inexpensive Wine Connoisseur's Guide: Oak Leaf Wines
Orson Welles told us that Paul Masson would 'sell no wine until its time'. A more proactive vintner said 'we will sell no wine until you pay for it'. Wine costs money. Good wine costs lots of money-except at Oak Leaf Wineries. Pair up a glass of delicious Oak Leaf Merlot with a bowl of my Hearty Vegan 15 Bean Soup! Ward of the Halloween and autumn chill!
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Fall Vegetarian Recipes; 15 Bean Vegan Soup


Vegetarian, Vegan, Low fat and Low Sodium Bean Soup Recipe
Vegetarians and vegans share one basic concern: getting enough protein and fatty acids in the diet. Diets without meat, eggs, cheese, milk and dairy protein must look to vegetable protein sources like beans. Just perfect for a chilly fall night or healthy trick-or-treat treat! Ghoulishly delicious! Click for recipe...

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