Long for Legumes August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts are in a class of vegetables known as legumes. Legumes have a long and storied history, with certain types cultivated as far back as 20,000 years. Some legumes are ….Read More

Reach for Rosemary August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Rosemary is a member of the mint family. Native to the Mediterranean region, this herb was used in ancient times as the universal symbol of remembrance for those who passed away. It’s also used ….Read More

Pine for Parsley August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Like celery, parsley is a member of the Apiaceae family. Believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region, it has been grown for medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. In the 17th century, ….Read More

Pick Peaches and Nectarines July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The stone fruits of peaches and nectarines are members of the rose family. In effect, nectarines are simply peaches without the fuzzy skin, a result of a natural genetic mutation.   Peaches and nectarines ….Read More

Green Your Cleaning Products July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

  When it comes to household cleaning products, buyer beware.   If the American public understood that very few of the chemicals used in modern cleaning products have ever been tested for safety, far fewer ….Read More

Seek Out Seeds July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Like nuts, seeds are an important part of a healthy diet. Some commonly eaten seeds include sunflower, pumpkin, chia, hemp, poppy, and sesame seeds. Depending on their type, seeds are native to regions all ….Read More

Yearn for Yoga July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  What better way to start your day than with a few life-affirming yoga poses?   Just why is yoga so good for you? First, it can help prevent breast cancer. Doing yoga can keep ….Read More

Dump (Most) Dairy June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

  If you’re familiar with The Vail Diet website, you know it’s not about dogma or extremes. That said, one food category you’d be best to reduce or even eliminate from your diet is dairy. ….Read More

Choose Celery June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Celery originated in the Mediterranean region and has been grown for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It’s a member of the Apiaceae family (along with carrots, coriander, cilantro, cumin, dill, fennel, parsnip, parsley, ….Read More

Seek Sweet Potatoes June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Contrary to what the grocery store label says, those orange-fleshed, copper skinned vegetables are not yams. They are sweet potatoes. (Yams aren’t even related to sweet potatoes.) Sweet potatoes come in hundreds of varieties ….Read More