February 2, 2011 archive

Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Health and Fitness weekly diary which is cross-posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette. It is open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

You can now find past Health and Fitness News diaries here and on the right hand side of the Front Page.

Sweet Potatoes: Nutrition Wrapped in Vivid Flavors



By sweet potatoes, I mean the orange-fleshed tubers with brownish skin that growers and supermarkets often mislabel as “yams.” The two varieties at my local farmers’ market are jewel yams and the darker-skinned garnet yams, both sweet and moist.

   In fact, actual yams have starchier, light yellow flesh and a rough, brown skin; they are native to Africa and Asia, and an important staple in the Caribbean and in parts of Africa. But they don’t have the impressive nutritional profile of real sweet potatoes.

Chili-Bathed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Soba Noodles in Broth With Sweet Potato, Cabbage and Spinach

Spicy Braised Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato, Carrot and Dried Fruit Casserole

Late Night Karaoke

Hey Hosni

Cycles I: Spring, Summer


There is nothing I can add to this!!!

So Far This Week On The Dream Antilles

So far, obsessed with weather, haiku, and Egypt.

Horrible northeastern weather in Enough, I Say, Enough, also the apparent onset of the bloguero’s seasonal affective disorder, grumpiness, and aggravated cabin fever.

Much haiku.  Haiku for Imbolc for a cross-quarter day, Four Haiku For Egypt, and some seasonal Haiku, because after all there is no durable escape from Upstate NY Winter except leaving and there is time, plenty of time for Haiku.

And Saturday’s Egypt Explodes, US Video Media Gape, a look at why Al Jazeera is good and MSNBC, CNN, and Faux News leave us clueless.

More when it happens.  And another digest next week.

Load more