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A Funny Saturday Morning Just before Thanksgiving

November 23, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Some accidents have happy endings.

Ready for a New Spin on Yams?

November 20, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Vic (Dr. Grandpa) and I have yams as a regular menu item – can something so easy and so delicious be so nutritious? I must admit that I don’t do anything special with them most of the time.  I put the scrubbed yam in the microwave after sticking it with a fork a couple of […]

Time Crunch – Soup to the Rescue!

November 19, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

This season is filled with hustle and bustle – sometimes more than expected. I thought that I’d share a recipe idea for those of you who are as frazzled with the time crunch as I am. You’re striving to cook like your grandma, keep it healthy, but time is not always on your side. What […]

What Brings Morning Smiles Better Than Pancakes?

November 18, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma explains how her whole-wheat pancakes differ from refined-flour and novelty mixes. She illustrates steps in preparing them.

Simple Additions Yield a Yummy Start

November 17, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Really simple additions can make ‘every day foods’ tastier and more nourishing.

A Gift of Support

November 16, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Remember my People Eat Food – Not Nutrients! blog last week? The Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter has given me such a great example of the message I was trying to share. That is: It has seemed to me for decades that the research on diet and nutrition for a large variety of diseases ‘boils down’ to the same advice. In short that advice is covered by a Mediterranean-style of eating. It means that we don’t generally need to worry about this nutrient and that nutrient; just eat a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts – and don’t eat too much meat, fatty dairy, simple sugars and salt.

Controlling Your Home Environment – Supports Healthy Weight

November 13, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Decades later, I have validation that your home environment can be a significant support to weight maintenance – strengthening your ‘won’t power.’

Beyond Holiday Gift Shopping – A Salad to the Rescue

November 12, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Salads can be a way of deficit eating, in preparation for the coming holiday eating events.

Fat Choices Can Make a Difference – A Big Fat Difference

November 10, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Moving away from butter, cheese, and meat, and toward the Mediterranean’s monounsaturates; avocado, nuts, olives, legumes, and extra virgin olive oil may decrease your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Comedian Fodder

November 9, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Oh My Goodness – Sometimes I think the news about food processors is fodder for comedians; and this is such a great example that I couldn’t let it pass without a comment.