aging gracefully

A Passion for Power-Packed Persimmons

Fall flatlay with checkered plaid, coffee, persimmons, pumpkin candies and dry leaves They arrive in a corner of the produce section each fall. Or maybe they adorn your neighbor’s tree like small, orange lanterns. Beautiful, smooth, flame-skinned persimmons. I have 10 persimmon trees on my farm near San Diego and look forward to harvesting and eating them every year. What to do with them? Actually, persimmons are quite READ MORE

Feel Like a Winner? This All-Clad Slow Cooker Could Be Yours!

All-Clad Slow Cooker3 Calling all cooks! is launching a new contest that you don’t want to miss. We’re giving away this incredible All-Clad Cast Iron Dutch Oven Slow Cooker just in time for colder weather. This Dutch Oven from Williams-Sonoma sells for $300 and is perfect for those one-pot meals we love. If you are already a FoodTrients newsletter subscriber – you’re in! But please tell all READ MORE

Miraculous Mushrooms Are a Food Powerhouse

Delicious roasted mushrooms served in a pan Most of the people I know have very strong feelings about mushrooms—they either love them or hate them. One of the beauties of mushrooms is that they usually take on the flavor of whatever they are cooked with. If it’s garlic and olive oil, that’s what they taste like. If they’re in a spicy Asian stir fry, they take on READ MORE

Power to the Protein! We’re Full of Beans and Lovin’ It!

Composition with variety of vegetarian food ingredients Beans are a wonderful, vegan source of protein. They are full of fiber—good for lowering cholesterol and pulling heavy metals out of the body—and lysine READ MORE

Adobo! A Delicious Dish Heard Round the World

Asian fusion brunch with chicken adobo, fried garlic rice, poached egg and a spinach saladAs the song goes, “You say, Adobo and I say, adobo….” Yes, it’s confusing. There’s Spanish adobo (the original adobo from Spain), READ MORE

EggCeptional International Egg Recipes

Eggs Is there any more perfect food than an egg – both to look at and to eat? The pristine white or café au lait brown ovals are so full of promise.  The rich golden yolk is quivering with possibilities. Besides being beautiful, eggs are nutritional powerhouses and prime FoodTrients. They are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. READ MORE

It’s About Time! Taking Mystery Out of Miso

misoMost people’s experience with miso is the yellowish paste that settles at the bottom of a bowl of soup that’s at the start of a Japanese meal.It’s salty and READ MORE

Secrets of Okinawa: A Diet for Longevity

Healthy dinner, lunch. Man eating vegan superbowl or Buddha bowl with vegetables, fresh salad, chickpeas, soybean sprouts, purple broccoli Okinawa is in the southern-most prefecture of Japan, straddling the East China and the Philippine Seas. With itswhite, tropical beaches READ MORE

There’s Still Time To Savor Cool Summer Beverages

Five colorful gin tonic cocktails in wine glasses on bar counter in pup or restaurant Most of us enjoy sweet beverages during the warm  days of summer—juices, iced tea, lemonade, and others. But there are times when drinks become even more refreshing if they offer a slightly savory element. Besides, juices and sweetened beverages have high amounts of sugar that can aggravate a propensity for diabetes and READ MORE

Longevity: The Secrets of Mediterranean

Ingredients for a mediterranean diet on green background close-up I’ve written about Mediterranean cuisine and the Mediterranean diet before. But it’s worth writing about again because it’s so delicious and so good READ MORE
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Ao Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
IB Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
MB Mind
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
F Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.