Zorba Paster: The Anger About Drug Pricing Is Well Warranted
Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:00am
Dear Doc: You were right! Again! I took my prescriptions to several local pharmacies and none of them, not one of them, would tell me prices unless I let them run prescriptions through. I couldn’t get the price without having them filled.
Is this fair? I don’t think so. I compare prices...
Zorba Paster: Loneliness May Be A Risk Factor For Heart Attacks
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11:00am
Loneliness is awful. I was very lonely as a child — as an only child. My mom would have what we modern parents call “playdates,” but that wasn’t the same as having a sibling to romp around with. I was small, geeky and no good at any sport with a ball, which put me in the...
Zorba Paster: Marijuana, Death, and Me
Monday, June 13, 2016, 11:00am
Sometimes it’s just fun to share some of the letters I get. Keep in mind when I say letters, I don’t mean the kind my mom would write to me in longhand, but other more modern letters — emails, Tweets, Facebook comments and, of course, the very rare handwritten letters I get. Here...
Breakfast Pasta Frittata
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00am
Preheat the broiler. In a nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the sausage and cook and crumble with a fork until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove to a small bowl. Add the bell pepper to the skillet and cook until almost tender, about 6 minutes. Add the scallions and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes. Scrape the sausage back into the pan and season with salt and pepper.
Zorba Paster: Sitting Is The New Smoking
Monday, June 6, 2016, 11:00am
I know, I know. I harp on smoking all the time. All the time. Everyone knows they should quit, even long-term smokers. But for some, they still need convincing — something more concrete than just, "I know I should do it." Well, how about money? Money, money, money. A recent study...
Salmon and Veggie Fajitas
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00am
16 oz Salmon filet 1 Red bell pepper, sliced 1 Green bell pepper, sliced 1 Yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 Onion, halved and cut in slices 1/3 cup Olive oil 1 tablespoon Chili powder 2 teaspoons Ground cumin ½ teaspoon Garlic powder 1 pinch Chili flakes 1 teaspoon Salt ½ teaspoon Ground pepper 12 Corn...
Zorba Paster: Good News About Alzheimer's
Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:00am
Dementia. Memory loss. Can’t think like we used to. You know the drill. It seems like every time you read something about aging, the "A" word pops up: Alzheimer’s. And researchers are warning us over and over again we’re about to go into an Alzheimer’s tsunami. As...
Zorba's Zesty Zalsa
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00am
Heat broiler. On a large broiler-proof rimmed baking sheet, toss the pepper with the oil and broil for 2 minutes.
Zorba Paster: Let's Make Food Labels Better
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 11:00am
I like reading food labels. It’s not just because I’m a geek, a moniker I gladly accept, but because I want to eat right — more protein, less carbs, fewer calories. And when I do read the labels, I am often flabbergasted by what I see. Foods that I think may be just a few calories...
Mango and Black Rice Salad
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00am
Remove peel and white pith from oranges. Working over a medium bowl to catch juices and using a small sharp knife, cut between membranes to release orange segments into bowl. Squeeze membranes over bowl to release any juices. Strain juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl; reserve orange segments.
Zorba Paster: Don't Use Marijuana During Pregnancy
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:00am
I get questions all the time about the safety of marijuana. Unfortunately, there are few studies around because the feds have put it into the same category as cocaine. Until they realize their dumb mistake, we won’t be able to do much research. With no data, all we have are opinions. The anti...
Crispy Sesame Pork
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:00am
In a small saucepan, whisk together soy sauce and brown sugar. Heat to simmering on medium. Simmer for 2 minutes; cool.
Santa Fe Skillet Chicken
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00am
Season chicken with taco seasoning, cayenne pepper, and salt. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate.
Zorba Paster: The Stress Of Losing A Loved One
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 11:00am
We all know how stressful it is to lose a loved one. We’ve all lost someone in our lives who we’ve cherished. It just happened to my wife, Penny, and me. Our wonderful old friend from Chicago, one of those wise people you turn to when you have a difficult problem to solve, was sitting...
Mediterranean Rice Noodle Bowl
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00am
Cook the rice noodles according to the directions on the package, then run them under cold water, and drain them well. In a medium bowl, toss the noodles with the olive oil.
Zorba Tests A Listener's Homemade Soap
Friday, April 8, 2016, 5:15pm
A loyal listener in New York sent Zorba and Tom a care package stocked with soap that he made in his kitchen. He calls it "old-fashioned soap" because he used glycerin in the soap's ingredients. In modern industrial soap-making, the glycerin is usually separated from the soap to be resold and used in a wide variety of areas such as for personal care products, pharmaceuticals and ... explosives. The video shows Zorba testing out the soap's lather qualities and overall effectiveness.
Zorba Paster: Not All NSAIDs Are Equal
Monday, April 4, 2016, 11:00am
Dear Doc: I'm from New Jersey, but my mother-in-law lives in Milwaukee. I caught your radio show when I went to visit her and have been downloading the podcast ever since. Thanks for the good work. Now, on to my question. Can you tell me what you think about the NSAID meloxicam? I found it'...
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8:00am
Mix all ingredients together. Store in refrigerator. Servings: 16