Entries by Claudine Arndt

Love in the Time of Coronavirus – a healing poem

Because there is healing in poetry and the arts, I felt compelled to share this poem written recently by Richard Hendrick in Ireland about the state of affairs right now amidst COVID-19. If I had written this poem, I would have named it Love in the Time of Coronavirus, as it fills me with a […]

Immune Boosting Tips

While it’s always a great idea to take exquisite care of ourselves, the worldwide coronavirus pandemic is offering us a stark, in-your-face reminder how important it is not to leave our health to accident. Rather than feeling nervous or overwhelmed as we navigate these uncharted waters, however, my wish for everyone is that we empower […]

Lemony Chicken Vegetable Soup

Various versions of this lemony chicken vegetable soup seem to be floating around the internet lately, as if back in fashion – and for good reason; it’s easy, flexible on ingredients, super flavorful, and generally inexpensive to make, like many soups. What’s not to love? I can’t remember where I got the original version I […]

Prescribing a Different Kind of Medicine: Food

Doctors are taking a new approach to get to the root cause of some costly illnesses. (This article by Fenit Nirappil originally appeared in the Washington Post.)   Adrienne Dove pulled up to the checkout line of the Giant grocery store in Washington with a cart filled with cabbage, bananas, and bagged string beans. The […]

Minty Pea Spring Soup

This recipe comes from my favorite cookbook du jour: Dishing up the Dirt, Simple Recipes for Cooking Through the Seasons by Andrea Bemis. If you like cooking with whole, seasonal foods – which I hope you do – this is an invaluable resource to have. All the recipes I’ve tried so far are easy, tasty, […]

The Great “Hyperpalatable” Food Hoax

“Hyperpalatable.” Have you heard this word before? It’s somewhat new to our modern day vernacular, used to describe all sorts of super sweet, salty, and fatty foods engineered to deliver a wallop of flavor that far surpasses the flavor available in natural foods (fruit, veggies, grains, etc.). Hyperpalatable foods are addictive and keep us reaching […]

March Madness: Shaking up Your Life

March Madness is here. No, I’m not talking about the NCAA tournament; I’m talking about cabin fever, the deep longing for spring, the burning desire to feel the sun’s warmth as we enjoy long walks outside without fear of slipping on the ice and breaking a bone. Mother Nature dealt Minnesota and much of the […]

Pomegranate Pear Salad

There’s simply no excuse for a boring salad.   Today I’m sharing a winner of a salad recipe I’ve personally tested with three different groups on three different occasions with overwhelming success each time. It’s an inventive crowd-pleaser, and I suggest you tuck it into your back pocket so you’re armed and ready the next […]

Becoming a Batch Cooking Boss

I changed my life dramatically when I began batch cooking. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this term, “batch cooking” is the practice of spending a few hours one to two times a week prepping, cooking, and properly storing food so you have ready-to-go healthful meals at your fingertips. This is a practice […]

Keeping Calories on the Clock

My hubby reads our local paper’s Health + Science section religiously and often finds nutrition articles he wants my take on. When he handed me this one, Keeping Calories on the Clock, which discusses the impact our circadian rhythms have on metabolism, he didn’t merely suggest I read it – he insisted. Good call, Honey. […]