Spring Pea – Herb Salad

Hundreds of varieties of olives exist, each producing uniquely flavored oil, from spicy and herbal to fruity and rich. A well-made extra-virgin olive oil has enough flavor to stand on its own here as a salad dressing, but add a splash of lemon juice or vinegar if you prefer. This dish is a blend of … Read more

Find Good Exercise Shoes – FAQ

An interview with Dr. Nicholas Smith, DC – a distance runner and chiropractor Q: How can a person find the right shoe for general exercise? A: Most running shops have detailed analysis systems to help you select the right shoe. The best shops have computerized pressure scans that generate an image not only of foot shape and arch height, but also where you tend to apply … Read more

Rose Water Scented Couscous

This vibrantly colored, satisfying breakfast is inspired by Moroccan ingredients. Couscous cooks quickly and provides a fun change from the usual breakfast grains. Citrus segments are arranged atop a fluffy bed of this couscous flavored with the Moroccan touch of cinnamon and rose water. Almonds toasted with cinnamon and a pinch of powdered sugar provide … Read more

Coffee-Baked Sweet Potatoes

This technique for roasting sweet potatoes on a tray of coffee beans infuses the vegetables with the subtle aroma of earth and spice, with just a hint of freshly brewed coffee essence. Tangy crème fraîche, lime zest, and cilantro brighten the dish while spices add sweetness with a bit of heat. Quantities aren’t too important … Read more

Indian Spiced Carrot Soup

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 3 tablespoons peanut oil 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (preferably Madras) 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger 2 cups chopped onions 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled, thinly sliced into rounds (about 4 cups) 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel 5 cups (or more) low-salt chicken … Read more

Ron Barnard – Southern Africa Mission

In 2006, Ron Barnard darted into traffic to prevent a friend’s 4-year-old son from being hit by an on-coming truck. successfully pulling the child to safety, Barnard took the brunt of the impact himself. The minister’s life- transforming moment of bravery resulted in long-term chronic pain. I suffered a concussion, a severely broken left femur, … Read more