Brain power booster: Are you ‘nuts’ for nuts?

Takeaway: For a healthy brain, nuts and seeds should be considered as a significant addition to your diet. Nuts and seeds are a staple food worldwide. In Ethiopia, I was fond of kolo, make from roasted barley, chickpeas ad peanuts. Sunflower seeds and peanuts are often served when you visit…

Vegetarian Pho

Since my schedule had run amok, I went to “lunch” before 9 a.m. at my favorite Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant. My “usual” wasn’t being served yet, so I pointed at a steaming bowl my neighbor seemed to be ecstatically devouring. I quickly realized it was “pho,” the national soup of Vietnam.…