Sometimes it’s almost impossible to undo a bad reputation. Such is the case for eggs. Since the 1960’s there has been widespread belief that by consuming cholesterol containing eggs one is put directly on the path to developing heart disease. Despite multiple subsequent studies indicating that cholesterol alone is not causation for heart disease, the belief that eggs are “bad” has been hard to put to rest.Read More» Posted by Catherine McConkie, NC | 1 comments
There is something precious to me about cherries. Round, red, shiny, cute as can be. To see them all piled up at the market feels like I’m being hit with a thousand dimpled smiles and my heart can’t help but smile back. They evoke memories of childhood summers….bare feet, warm nights, stained lips and cherry pit fights.Read More» Posted by Catherine McConkie, NC | 1 comments
While strolling along at the farmers market recently these beauties caught my eye. Loaded with stress busting magnesium, energy producing iron and bone strengthening vitamin K, dark leafy greens pack a wallop when it comes to a source of concentrated nutrition.Read More» Posted by Catherine McConkie, NC | 1 comments
Yay for nurses! Those skilled, compassionate, patient, tolerant, and hardworking bedside healers who are the heartbeat of healthcare.
When asked to provide 20 dozen healthy snack during Nurse Appreciation Week for a chunk of the 900+ nurses at San Francisco General Hospital, I jumped at the chance. You see, I love and respect these people, I really do.Read More» Posted by Catherine McConkie, NC | 1 comments
I mean who actually dives towards the crudité platter for sticks of celery? Plain and misunderstood, many people find it….ummm….boring bunny food. [Though celery sticks are useful transport vehicles for big scoops of dip or dressing, I suppose.]
Typically a background player, celery is a delicious flavoring for soups and a definite for stuffing the Thanksgiving bird, but hardly ever does it take center stage. It’s mostly humble and there when you need it, or else quietly going limp in the bottom of the veggie drawer.Read More» Posted by Catherine McConkie, NC | 1 comments
The path that deposited me at the stove was a meandering one. I went from being a hospital worker, to being on the other side as a patient, to becoming a nutrition consultant and educator, and ultimately to becoming a cook who teaches others.
For decades I worked as a Respiratory Therapist in urban teaching hospitals. Trauma rooms, intensive care units and nurseries were my office. I loved the job…focus, heart, frustration, adrenaline, joy, sorrow, compassion, camaraderie, and fatigue were constant companions.Read More» Posted by Catherine McConkie, NC | 1 comments