Love Your Food, Let it Love You Back (Pt. IV)

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Love Your Food, Let it Love You Back (Pt. IV)

Our fourth and final Spring food is probably the least accessible: rhubarb. This celery-like plant shares the distinct, short-lived growing season of asparagus, strawberries and nettles. It’s packed full of blood-building, anti-inflammatory nutrients, just like its compatriots. Its tart flavor makes it difficult to eat on its own – you almost always have to sweeten Continue Reading

Love Your Food, Let it Love You Back (Pt. III)

What’s green, spear-shaped, and makes your pee smell weird? Hint: it also has one of the shortest growing seasons of any green vegetable, and you have to plant it three years before reaping any harvest. Asparagus. Why you love it: Nothing is better than fresh, young asparagus. All produce is at its best when eaten Continue Reading

Love Your Food, Let it Love You Back (Pt. II)

For every person twirling around in a sundress, exulting in the springy-ness of Spring, there are two more struggling to get out of bed every morning, because all this Spring is giving them allergies. When you suffer from severe seasonal allergies, Spring kind of sucks. Not only do you sneeze every five seconds and have Continue Reading

Love Your Food, Let it Love You Back (Pt. I)

Ever notice how a strawberry in May tastes so much better than one in January? When you eat foods in season, you’re getting peak flavor and nutrition. And Nature (that saucy minx) provides particular foods at specific times of year, because that’s when your body needs them most. This month, I’m highlighting three different Spring-y Continue Reading