Don’t know what to do with all of those delicious summer tomatoes? You probably have some day old bread around too. Try this delicious Panzanella Salad. It is the perfect dish for any summer meal!
Serves 8 | Hands-On Time: 25 m | Total Time: 25 m
5 cups 1-inch bread cubes
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 large ripe tomatoes cut into wedges
1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1/2 cup oil-cured olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan
Brush or toss bread cubes with some olive oil and garlic. Dry the bread in a 350° F oven on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally
In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, and salt. Fold in the bread, tomatoes, onion, olives, and basil. Toss with the Parmesan.
On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was sitting in his living room having his portrait painted by artist Elizabeth Shoumatoff, who later became most renowned for “Unfinished Portrait” of FDR. Also present was Lucy Mercer, Eleanor’s social secretary, but most notorious because of her affair with the president. His dog, Fala, and two cousins were in the room as well according to biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin. At 1:00 pm, FDR complained of “traffic pain at the back of my head,” and collapsed, unconscious. His cardiologist quickly arrived and recognized the signs of a cerebral hemorrhage, a type of stroke. One could argue that one of FDR’s visitors that day triggered his stroke, but it is much more likely that years of untreated high blood pressure led to FDR’s demise at the age of 63.
High blood pressure or hypertension still remains a hidden killer at large. It is estimated that high blood pressure kills approximately 1000 Americans each day due to its effects on Continue reading →
Are you ready for something cool, delicious, and good for you?
This smoothie uses the mild tasting green, bok choy, which is known as a cancer-fighting cabbage because of its good source of beta carotene. In just one 9 calorie cup of bok choy, you receive 63% vitamin A, 52% vitamin C and 8% calcium of your daily recommended value.
2 cups bok choy, fresh
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup strawberries*
2 cups peaches*
*Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold.
My 2-year-old granddaughter seemed to welcome her newborn baby sister with bland indifference. I observed her as she played with her blocks and other toys and did not appear to be perturbed by the presence of a new member in her family. After she had dinner, I was surprised when she set out deliberately for the couch, wrapped her mother’s pillow around her lap, lifted her shirt, and clutched her bear to her chest. It was dinner time for her bear! While it was fun to watch her precise imitation of breast feeding, it made me stop and wonder how we as adults subconsciously follow patterns of behavior that may not reach our cognitive awareness. Continue reading →
Summertime barbeques, Superbowl parties, and taco tuesdays are all great excuses to serve some guacamole. But, lets face it, we’ve all struggled with a little guilt over how many calories we are consuming chip by chip. This Edamame “Guacamole” recipe is about half the calories of avocado guacamole and is higher in protein too. Delicious and healthy! You don’t need an excuse to serve this any day.
Half the calories and 3 times the amount of protein of guacamole made with avocados – 86.7 cal., 6.7 g protein Continue reading →
“When we were one or two years old we had what we might visualize as a 360-degree personality. Energy radiated out from all parts of our psyche… But one day we noticed that our parents didn’t like certain parts of that ball of energy that we were. They said things like, “Can’t you be still?” or “It isn’t nice to try and kill your brother.” Behind us we have an invisible bag, and the part of us that our parents don’t appreciate we, to keep our parents love, put in the bag. By the time we go to school the bag is quite large. Then our teachers have their say: “Good children don’t get angry over such little things.” So we take our anger and put it in the bag. By high school it is our peers whose opinion we value sufficiently to stuff more parts Continue reading →
A nutritious brown bag lunch is not only easy to prepare, but economical and healthier than the usual cafeteria fare or fast-food options. Not to mention, a good midday meal can help bolster those notorious mid-day slumps and keep you on your game. Here are a few tips for bagging a healthy lunch.
Think Outside the Box
The healthiest lunches should contain foods from three different food groups: a protein, whole grain, and a fruit and/or vegetable. However, this doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the Continue reading →
My twin daughters were born in August of 1981, just two months after a publication from the CDC reported the first cases of a rare lung infection that eventually led to what became known as the AIDS epidemic. Because they were very premature, my newborn daughters required numerous blood transfusions from Irwin Memorial Blood Bank in San Francisco. One daughter received over 40 different transfusions. In 1985, the FDA approved the first blood test to detect HIV antibodies in the blood, and blood banks began their first screening of their blood supply. It was shortly thereafter that my wife and I received a letter from the Continue reading →
Here are my top 5 tips for both keeping safe in the sun and at the pool.
With summer fast approaching this is a great time to start preparing for fun in the sun!
SUN SAFETY 1. The sun’s UV rays are strongest from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm during the day. Make sure if you are out in the sun during this time period you take frequent breaks to relax in the shade and allow your skin a break from direct sunlight. If you don’t have access to shade, don’t be caught without a shirt! Even blocking the rays with a shirt will give you a much needed Continue reading →
Captain Ahab is on a mission to avenge the loss of his leg. Over the course of a year, his crew hunts sperm whales and harvests the oil in huge barrels in the hold of his ship Pequod. The ship travels all over the world and finally ends up in the equator in the Pacific Ocean, Moby Dick’s home area. Despite many bad omens, including breaking of navigation instruments and a typhoon, Ahab is determined to pursue the great white whale. Moby Dick eventually attacks the Pequod, and even while the ship is sinking, Ahab tries to throw his harpoon at the whale. Instead, the harpoon rope strangles Ahab and leads to his drowning. All of the crew die except the Ishmael, the narrator. In short, Ahab and his crew suffered workplace injuries.
Let’s see what we can learn from this story in terms of workplace safety. These are the elements of worker safety to explore: 1. The environment 2. The worker 3. Extenuating circumstancesContinue reading →