Treating Mental Illness & Depression With A Plant-Based Diet

May 20, 2015

In March of 2015, I attended the Holistic Holiday at Sea for a week of island hopping, delicious food and fantastic eye-opening lectures. One of those lectures was by American physician and author, Dr. Michael Greger. Dr. Greger specializes in nutrition and the connection between food and disease. At the very end of his lecture, he brought up…

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Warm Farro, Pistachios, Dried Sweet Cherries & Maple Syrup

September 30, 2013

I absolutely love farro. Farro is one of the oldest cultivated grains on our planet and has twice the fiber and protein than wheat. There is also a carbohydrate in this grain called cyanogenic glucosides which is found to stimulate the immune system, lower cholesterol and help maintain blood sugar levels. While farro does contain gluten,…

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Kale Salad with Farro, Pecans and Dried Cherries

January 8, 2013

Today I would like to introduce you to my favorite grain called farro, also known as the “Mother of All Grains”. Farro is rich in fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C and E. Because it is so easily digested and so low in gluten, farro can often be eaten by people who are normally…

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Farro Salad with Lemon Oregano Dressing

September 28, 2011

When I was twelve-years old, I decided I was going to be a songwriter. The first song I wrote was called “Boys, Boys, Boys – I Love Them All” and I did. The second song I wrote was called “Looking at the Boys” so as you can see I was a little bit boy crazy.…

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Farro – The New Love of my Life

August 15, 2011

Farro – The New Love of my Life Just got back from two weeks of vacation bliss with family and friends in my hometown of Boston and Cape Cod. It couldn’t have been a lovelier vacation. There were times it was very difficult being on a plant-based diet but overall I think I am getting…

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