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Health + Wellness

Cool California Chili

Although we are from Texas, where chili is an art form, we have modified our favorite chili recipe to lighten it up and make it healthier. Note: real Texas chili has no beans.  Our Cool California Chili is made vegetarian-style…

HOT TIP: How to Prevent Viruses

    Here's something you should know...would you believe that just one easy, free and completely accessible thing can turn your body into a virus fighting powerhouse?   It's true, and that one thing is EXERCISE! Just walking briskly for…

Spinaci e Fagioli

This is an adaption of a family recipe, one that is a favorite of my Uncle Pat.  It's easy, inexpensive to make and guess what, super good for you! Beans are an outstanding protein, and whatever greens you use are…

HOT TIP: Death of the Diet Soda

  Did you know that 1/5 of the U.S. population consumes diet drinks every day, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention?  How about this, menopausal ladies -  drinking two or more diet sodas per day can increase…

Butternut Squash Curried Corn Chowder

    We're huge fans of hearty, healthy Butternut Squash.  It's a popular item in our organic produce delivery each week, so here's a different spin on a soup. Remember that this squash is chock full of disease-fighting beta carotene,…

HOT TIP: Alcohol & Weight Loss

    If you like to partake in the occasional adult beverage, and you are trying to lose weight, fear not, you may be able to do both.  If you count the calories of that alcoholic drink as part of…

Things We Love – Salsa

    Oh Yesssss..... You probably already know we are Texans here at MNU.  As such, it is our duty to share with you the best salsa in the land, in our very practiced and researched opinion.    First, a…

HOT TIP – Genetically Engineered Food

    If you are working on eating better and buying food that is not processed or genetically modified, we have the shopper's guide for you from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Did you know that over 60 countries require…

Christine’s Whole Grain Classics

    Our Food Editor Christine is sharing with us her favorite grains. Because she's awesome like that.     My friend Annie and I had lunch this week to catch up and hash out life’s big issues over salad.…