Ever eat cooked spinach and feel like your teeth have been coated by chalk? According to the May & June 2011 edition of Cook’s Illustrated, oxalic acid in spinach is released when the spinach’s cell walls are ruptured – first by cooking and then by chewing. Tiny calcium oxalate crystals are formed when the released […]
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Are you thinking about eating more vegetables and less meat but worry about getting enough protein? Of course you can always get protein from excellent non-meat sources like eggs, fish, nuts and seeds, certain grains, and low or non fat dairy products. But what about vegetables? Beans and Legumes Many people are aware that beans […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.