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THANKSGIVING WITHOUT WEIGHT GAIN

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are starting to see inspirational quotes like “There is always something to be thankful for”. There are also quotes about Thanksgiving that are meant to be funny. And the majority of them follow these lines: “Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to set your scale back ten pounds this weekend” or […]

WHAT’S IN SEASON? KALE IN MARCH!

I’d like to talk about the whole cabbage family because it’s one of the most important vegetable families and, certainly, the most diverse. You might have also heard other names for this family like Brassica or Cruciferous. We eat leaves, flowers, seeds and stems of the cabbage family which includes: red, white and green cabbages, […]

WHAT’S IN SEASON? KOHLRABI IN JANUARY

Kohlrabi – not be confused with Calamari – is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family together with broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and, yes, you guessed it right, cabbage. It also goes by the name German turnip and it’s native to Europe. Kohlrabi is a cool season vegetable and prefers a tempered climate. […]

WHAT’S IN SEASON? SWEET POTATOES IN DECEMBER!

I really wanted to write to you about the cabbage and the whole brassica family but my husband said that cabbage doesn’t go very well with the Holiday spirit. So sweet potato it is! Sweet potatoes are native to America and related to neither potatoes nor yams, even though they are sometimes called yams. These […]

WHAT’S IN SEASON? PUMPKINS IN NOVEMBER!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Pumpkins are a joy to look at and to eat! Pumpkins originate from this continent and were a staple of Native American cuisine. They were dried and then ground into flour – a very Interesting concept! Pumpkin flour is commercially available nowadays and can be a great […]

WHAT’S IN SEASON? APPLES IN OCTOBER!

We are starting the new series “What’s in season”. If you’d like to read about Why eat local and seasonal food? please click on the link. There are more than 7000 varieties of apples in the world. Picking season for most of them is from September until March due to their excellent storage life. Even though […]

CELEBRATE THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE IN OCTOBER

Washington, DC – October 7, 2016 – Washington, DC residents will have an unparalleled opportunity to realize the benefits of their health from naturopathic medicine during Naturopathic Medicine Week, October 10th – 16th. Naturopathic doctors partner with the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation in “Funky Fitness First Fridays”, an event free to […]