It’s Time to Talk Scents about Asparagus

August 25, 2017John's Blog

Baseball legend Babe Ruth wasn’t the sort to mince words. He once shocked First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at an elegant White House dinner when he declined a serving of asparagus soup. “No thanks, asparagus makes my pee stink,” he announced. Now, everyone laughs when they hear that story, but I can guarantee that there are … Read More

To Bee or Not to Bee

August 25, 2017John's Blog

Strict vegans won’t eat honey because it comes out of a bee. It’s an animal product. One such vegan complained to me the other day, “I miss honey. I liked to drizzle it on my cereal. I liked peanut butter and honey sandwiches.” I offered a suggestion. “Use maple syrup instead,” I said. He hadn’t … Read More

Camp Meeting Veggie Burgers

August 25, 2017Recipes

Here’s a recipe for an old-fashioned veggie burger that tastes like the ones I’ve loved since I was a kid. Camp Meeting Veggie Burgers 2 cups Loma Linda Vege-Burger (see note) 6 tablespoons juice drained from canned garbanzo beans (save beans for other use) 3 tablespoons onion, minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon flour … Read More

The Big, Fat Truth About The New Veggie Burgers

August 2, 2017John's Blog

I had to try the new veggie burgers with the science fiction names. I made a special trip to Los Angeles where the Impossible Burger was being test-marketed at selected Umami Burger restaurants. Then, I went in search of the Beyond Burger, but it was sold-out at every health food store I tried. Finally, though, … Read More

Blue Zone: Where People Live Longer and Happier

August 2, 2017John's Blog

The Lovely Hill: Where People Live Longer and Happier By Emily Esfahani Smith The Atlantic (Feb. 4, 2013) In one idyllic community in Southern California, Adventists live 4 to 7 years longer — and more healthily and happily — than the rest of the country. A look at their diet, lifestyle, and philosophy. When Ellsworth … Read More

Savory Baked Apples

August 2, 2017Recipes

This is an awesome dish in autumn when apples are fresh off the tree. On the other hand, it’s pretty awesome any time of the year. Best apples for baking: Granny Smith, Fuji, and Rome Beauty. Savory Baked Apples 1/4 cup chopped raw pecans 4 large apples 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup dairy-free … Read More