#slowfoodonmyplate

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The rain was torrential, drumming in a rhythm that reminded Annie this was the heart of winter in the Bay Area. She saw the squirrel family run across the fence impervious to the cold and wind. A tiny hummingbird flew up to the kitchen window to check her out for a few seconds and flew off. She smiled, listening to Chick Corea’s legendary Spain from the Light as a Feather album, as she chopped carrots and broccoli, trimmed the snow peas, and sliced the red bell pepper adding all to the slow cooker.

“Mmmmm, you smell so good,” said…


Spring for Asparagus!

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The coyote crouched silently, pausing before placing the next paw. Despite its careful approach, the shifting wind carried her scent forward, startling the sleeping squirrel. It scampered up the Oak and out of reach. Disappointed, the animal straightened up, and in doing so, saw Annie sitting on the other side of the garden. They looked at each other, both more curious than frightened.

“You sure are beautiful,” thought Annie. “Now I know why that squirrel was moving so fast.”

After a few minutes of a friendly stare-down, the coyote turned and trotted down the hill. Annie continued…


The Cork Forest

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The message-bearing birds had been flying non-stop for two days. Both carried the same dispatch tied to one leg. Since the end of the planet due to unchecked global warming, carrier pigeons were the only way to communicate between arks. LJ was working on the upper deck of the ark of seeds, affectionately known as the doomsday ark (now home to the entire biodiversity of earth), when he spotted them.

“Annie, two carriers are headed our way. Can you get some food and water for them,” he shouted.

The pigeons landed weary, hungry, and thirsty. It was…


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“Valentine’s Day,” the thought jolted LJ awake. He looked at his watch calendar. “Ok, it’s in one week. Chocolate Therapy here I come.

After breakfast, he finished dressing and walked into Annie’s office. She was immersed in a writing project but looked at him with a smile. “Hey babes, what’s up?”

“I’ve got to run a few errands in the village. I’ll be back in a couple of hours.”

LJ walked briskly letting the sounds of nature entertain him. A flight of noisy geese flew underneath scuttering clouds, and he sidestepped a flock of wild turkeys on their way to…


Super-Fast Veggies to Grow Inside or Out

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The hawk slept peacefully, snuggled against the trunk in the upper branches of the old pine. As the early morning sun rays spread, he woke and began to shake off the night’s slumber. The first flight of the day was most satisfying. Hawks like to fly, and this one was no exception; flying was its happy place. He soared in the cool air letting the wind current take him higher. On the second loop, he picked up the scent of carrion. Biggie wheeled around seeking the source. He spotted three hawks flying in…


It is vital for good health

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The wheeling seagulls, breezy salt air, and just enough warmth from the winter sun, coupled with the spectacular view of the ocean from the bike lane on the Bay bridge, contributed to LJ’s sense of exhilaration. “This must be heaven,” he thought, shifting into a low gear on his bicycle. He glanced back at Annie, who was right behind him, radiating an energetic euphoria. Tapping the walkie-talkie app on his watch, LJ asked, “how are you doing, babes?’ “Great! This is the perfect day to ride bikes to Yerba Buena Island. I am so…


Energizing Breakfast Salads

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It go right foot up, left foot, slide

Left foot up, right foot, slide

Basically, I’m sayin, either way, we bout to slide, ayy

Can’t let this one slide, ayy (Who’s bad?)

The music of Drake’s popular, “Toosie Slide” song added to the warm atmosphere of the studio, a contrast to the cold, wet early morning weather outside. “This is so like @fitbasicsbyana; keeping exercise fresh and interesting.” thought Annie. She loved her workouts mainly because Ana was such an incredible instructor. Her expertise in helping students get in touch with their body and develop healthy fitness goals, coupled with…


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This is part two of our conversation with Barry Breaux, an Internal Medicine physician who is certified in Culinary Medicine about The Rhythm of Nourishment. He has written about food as medicine, and the essential role food plays in our health. Here we discuss the synergy between earth and humanity’s health.

HHE: What do you see as a holistic globally coordinated solution to our current food insecurity? Be it obesity, starvation, lack of clean drinking water, and environmental impact?

BB: I’m no expert on this topic, but I think the premise here is spot on. The scourge of chronic diseases…


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Barry Breaux is an Internal Medicine physician, certified in Culinary Medicine. He has written about food as medicine, and the essential role food plays in our health. As the author of the popular 2020 inaugural blog: The Role of Food in Prevention, Precision, and Healthspan we decided to invite Dr. Breaux to continue the conversation regarding the synergy between earth and humanity’s health in our first blog of the new year.

HHE: Barry, thank you for participating in our first blog of 2021. Since your last blog, I understand you have been working on an obesity medicine certification. …


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Seven Tips for a Healthy Healing New Year

An unfamiliar noise broke LJ’s concentration. “What is that?” he thought as he got up from his desk chair to investigate. He followed the whirring sound into the family room where Annie was pumping at top speed on their long-forgotten exercycle. LJ laughed, “Babes, what are you doing?” “I am getting in shape for 2021. It is going to be an epic year, and I want to make sure I am ready.” “I thought we were doing well, but if you think we need to step it up a bit, I’m game. So, what’s the plan?’ Annie smiled as she…

Andrea Breaux

Andrea started Healthyhealingeats.com based on her goal to inspire a shift in consciousness that recognizes food-as-medicine and the core of good health.

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