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Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a delicious appetizer that can be served at parties or when you want a savory snack to munch on. Inspired by the recipe for Artichoke Dip in Thug Kitchen’s Party Grub cookbook, Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip offers an equal balance of spinach and artichoke hearts in a creamy (but low-fat), thick foundation of non-dairy milk, vegetable broth, and crushed roasted almonds. Onions, garlic, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt, and pepper bring the dip together in this crowd-pleasing recipe. Read more »


“The Bridge of Sighs”

In youth we believe what the young believe, that life is all choice….To see a life back to front, as everyone begins to do in middle age, is to strip it of its mystery and wrap it in inevitability, drama’s enemy.

Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls wrote the Bridge of Sighs nearly a decade ago although the book is timeless in the classic Russo style of writing about life in a small town in upstate New York. A 640-page novel divided into 24 chapters (of which 23 are named), the Bridge of Sighs is primarily the story of Louis C. Lynch (also known as Lucy), a 60-year old business owner who has lived his whole life in Thomaston, New York – a small industrial town described as a trifecta of “stupidity, ignorance, and violence” and not unlike the real Johnston or Gloversville in New York which were known for their tanneries and glove making industries. Read more »


Wholeme Clusters

Wholeme Clusters are a delicious alternative to preservative-filled sugar laden snacks, that can be eaten right out of the bag, on your favorite yogurt or frozen dessert, in a parfait, or with your favorite fruit.

Chewy and moist yet crunchy, Wholeme Clusters are the perfect answer to the “give me something good to eat” that is wholesome, naturally sweetened, nutrient dense, and out of this world delicious without grain, gluten, preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, or added sugar. Read more »


Hungryroot Deliciousness

Pure. Comfort. Food. Vegetable-centric foods that satisfy on every level.

Anyone who eats vegetables knows the worst part of enjoying nature’s most nutritious food group is the chopping, cutting, shredding, and for those who love vegetable noodles – spiralizing which turns nearly any vegetable into a mound of noodles (provided you have a spiralizer, time, and muscles). Read more »


McDonald’s and US Hospitals

You have to hand it to McDonald’s for getting their fast food inside hospitals. Having a fast food chain like McDonald’s in a hospital is like having a candy store in the American Diabetes Association headquarters or a liquor store in a building that hosts AA meetings. When I was growing up, there was a word – nimrod – for someone who did something stupid or for someone who was inept. But allowing McDonald’s within the walls of US hospitals goes deeper than that. Read more »