5 health perks to reap while relishing your peaches

  Is there anything better in August then biting into a juicy peach? OK-maybe tomatoes are up there too but it’s pretty close. But truth be told, the nutritional value ...

5 reasons to eat pistachios – just for the health of it

I do love pistachios. But then I have to say, I’m a huge fan of all nuts and seeds though pistachios are up near the top of the list of ...

Get cracking- more good news to report about eggs

It’s time to stop limiting the eggs you consume-even if you have diabetes. Eggs have so long been vilified as a dietary demon that many people still fear eating them ...


Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad with Haloumi Cheese

    This amazing tasting salad, inspired by my daughter Alyssa, is ...

Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios

  There’s no doubt that pistachios are not only packed with nutrition, ...

Walnut-Lentil “Gyros” with Spiced Yogurt

Here’s a taste of the Mediterranean for your Meatless Monday. Eating nuts ...

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Why not make your own fermented food to reap microbial benefits?

  It seems like not a day goes by without hearing of the health benefits of healthy bacteria. But as is often the case, we look to quick fixes for a healthy microbiome (that collection of trillions of bacteria in your gut). Many turn to a probiotic supplement, perhaps, or a probiotic yogurt and bam, […]

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Make ice cold smoothies without contaminants

With temperatures soaring outdoors, an ice cold smoothie certainly sounds like a tempting meal choice. But before you throw in a scoop or two of protein powder, you might want to reconsider and go for another source of protein. While I’ve previously tackled the issue of whole foods over powders as my preferred choice, a […]

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Strawberry Lentil and Couscous Salad

  It’s that glorious time of year – the season when local produce is starting to appear everywhere we look, from farmers’ markets, green grocers, supermarket shelves and even our own backyards and balconies. There’s nothing like opening the door and taking just a few steps to a balcony or yard and picking home grown […]

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Sodium complicit in undermining gut bacteria – collusion

We’ve all heard it so many times: the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Considering both mounting scientific research and gender equality, it really should now be changed to a person‘s heart. It seems the gut, whether you’re a male or female, with its diverse collection of bacteria (a.k.a. the microbiome) plays […]

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What’s the buzz about bees?

While you may not love having a bee buzzing around your head as you enjoy the outdoors, these little critters have earned some respect over the past few years. News stories pointing to their role in putting food on our tables has led to a change in attitudes as it’s now recognized that honey bees […]

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Turkish Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper Salad

For many people, vegetables are only on the menu at one meal a day – dinnertime. But in the Mediterranean, vegetables, fruit and fresh herbs are the foundation of meals all day long. In some countries in the region, this salad or a slight variation, makes a regular appearance, even at breakfast, on many a […]

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Privacy Policy for Enlightened Eater

Dear Subscriber to Enlightened Eater, Thank you for being a subscriber to my blog. In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018, the privacy policy on my website has been updated. You can read the privacy policy here. Best, Rosie Schwartz

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Maple Leaf Foods and their Real Foods campaign: Give me a break!

Oh, Maple Leaf Foods, how could you do it again? How could you use kids to scare parents into buying your products? First, there was your commercial of a few years ago, where poor Dylan sat alone in the neighbourhood and could not eat hot dogs until you came out with your Natural Selections. No […]

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