Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’

Body to Pat: Pay Attention

By on July 6th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

For most of my life, I have been oblivious to myself. Sure, I was pretty confident about who I was; I knew I was smart, capable, funny, but I knew this on an intellectual level, not an emotional or, most important, a physical one. In the 15 months before I was diagnosed, I had four bladder infections. Intellectually I knew something was wrong with my …

Top 10 Ways to Use Kale!

By on June 2nd, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

I was not clever enough (or quick enough) to write this list myself, so I am sending you to a fellow (“sister” really) Michigan Lady Food Blogger who just wrote an article with this title for her blog called The Local Cook. Check it out – all her recipes sounds great.

In addition, I love the idea of a cooking class just on greens, what …

Why Garden? Let Me Count the Ways!

By on April 8th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Two “square-foot gardens” got started this afternoon for my Cancer Victory Gardens. They are 4′ by 8′ by 10″ high and will be on our back deck where we get the most sun for the most hours of the day. Being on the deck, the soil needs to be protected from the chemically treated lumber used for the deck, so they actually have an untreated …

Recipe: Red Lentil Curry Soup

By on September 8th, 2010 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

“What is in this soup? There is such an interesting mix of flavors, textures, and colors,” says my niece’s boyfriend. What a nice compliment. However, I had to stop to think because I used what I had. I do use “what I have” in order to keep ingredients and bits and pieces moving through our refrigerator. It is very rare that something gets tossed into …

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater!

By on August 25th, 2010 Categories: Lower Your Risk

(This post was originally published on April 12, 2010.)

Last week a study was published in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute that was given wide-spread negative press. “Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Overall Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Even the opinion piece in the same journal ran the catchy title “Fruits, Vegetables, and Cancer

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