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Green Food

Asparagus is Spring food. In Northern Europe, April/May is asparagus time. As a close relative of the allium plants, asparagus is said to be an aphrodisiac. Known as early as in old Egypt, the plant was also served to Madame de Pompadour in France as ‘Love Tips’. Asparagus is low in calories, a good source of vitamin B6, fiber and protein and other important nutrients. Continue reading

With Love from Russia

Cabbage is your friend in colder seasons. From Eastern Europe, to France, Cabbage is known as a reliable winter vegetable… Cabbage contains riboflavin (Vitamin B2) which is important for a variety of cellular processes. Riboflavin solution has a fluorescent yellow color. As excess of this vitamin is removed from the body, a deficiency is quite possible. Try this country style soup to warm up on a cold day.  See recipe

Getting the B’s and D’s

Mushrooms are a natural source of Vitamin D! I love to eat mushrooms, but was surprised to read how nutritionally beneficial they are. In winter, when building vitamin D is harder with limited daylight, adding mushrooms to your plate is a good idea to fight the winter blues. Mushrooms are also high in B vitamins, and minerals, low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium, yet they provide important nutrients. Most mushrooms have a high protein content, usually around 20-30% by dry weight. Continue reading