07 Feb 2017
in food, health, recipes, Soups
Tags: fermented foods, fish, miso, phytonutrients, spices
Readers will know how much I’ve been struggling with miso. It’s been a challenge finding flavor combinations that compliment a miso soup base and are both healthy and delicious. But I think I’ve now got something that works for me. The health benefits of miso are worth the effort. Maybe you should give this a try? More
12 Jan 2016
in food, health, Main dishes, recipes, stories
Tags: bacon, bluefish, fish, Gollum, green curry, haddock, snapper, sustainable fish, sustainable seafood
Gollum’s oven-baked haddock with bacon
This small, slimy hobbit lived on an island in the centre of an underground lake, in the story The Lord of the Rings. He was endowed with magic that extended his life well past the time when he should have left the building.
Gollum thought his staying power was due to a ring that he called My Precious. But I think his regular meals of cave fish and seaweed was the most likely reason for his amazing, long life. More
05 Jan 2016
in Appetizers, Dips, food, health, Holiday foods, recipes, Salads
Tags: crab, cream cheese, easy recipes, environmental sustainability, fish, mercury, seafood, sustainable seafood
Crab is a safe bet
Everybody loves fish for its lean protein and its omega-3s that do wonders for our brains. But these days our poor heads are so bombarded with info on which fish are facing extinction or which types are loaded with deadly mercury that we are almost afraid to try any fish at all.
I’m here to tell you though that plain steamed crab meat is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. More
18 Mar 2014
in Appetizers, food, health, recipes, Salads, Side dishes
Tags: apples, brain, fish, nutrition, omega-3, sardines, walnuts
No added salt – just wild Canadian sardines and water.
More on the omega-3s…
Omega-3 fats are vital to the workings of our brain, the most important organ of our body. They keep our memories sharp and our minds on target. Sadly, the average North American diet is not a welcoming place for these guys. More
02 Apr 2013
in food, health, Main dishes, recipes
Tags: balanced meals, barbecue, chronic diseases, fats, fish, humor, inflammation, nutrition, omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, protein, salmon
Eat fish for omega-3s
If you hate smelling up your kitchen, don’t let that stop you from enjoying the deliciousness of fresh or fresh-frozen fish. Just cook it on the barbecue, outside! It’s easy for every day and delicious enough for any special occasion.
Fish is full of those hard to come by but oh so important omega-3 fatty acids. They are important, first, because we can’t manufacture them in our bodies. More
21 Aug 2012
in food, health, Main dishes, recipes, science
Tags: beans, blood pressure, broccoli, family, fish, grains, leafy vegetables, magnesium, nutrition, nuts, scallops, seeds, stroke
A plateful of Magnesium
Smoking and stroke
Are your grandparents looking a little worn around the edges? Maybe you see them filling up on junk food or puffing away on cigarettes too often?
If so, they could be setting themselves up for a medical catastrophe known as Stroke. Holy smokes! That could be serious. Is there anything you can do to help? More
08 Dec 2010
in food, health, science
Tags: chemistry, family, fats, fish, nutrition, omega-3 to omega-6 ratio
Eat fish for healthy omega-3 fats. Here’s one that didn’t get away… A Dorade Royale from the Mediterranean.
The papers are talking today about a new study on omega-6 fats. Seems scientists had been telling people with heart problems to eat lots of omega-6 fats. But this new study suggests maybe they were wrong. More