Zorba Paster: A More Mindful Approach To Treating Depression
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00am
Depression is a recurrent disorder affecting millions of people. By some estimates, 5 percent of the population suffers from it at one time or another.
For some it’s a one-and-done episode, but for others it happens over and over again. And while drugs have monumentally changed many...
Zorba Paster: Moderation On Memorial Day Weekend
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:00am
It’s Memorial Day weekend, the time of year when many of us kick back, contemplate the beautiful sunset and enjoy a few cold beverages. In my family of inveterate non-drinkers, that meant Cokes or Pepsis. But when I came to the great state of Wisconsin, I found out it meant a few brews or a...
Zorba Paster: Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Exercise?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 11:00am
Dear Doc: I recently read an article about how too much exercise isn’t good. I run every day, have for many years, and wonder if I’m doing some harm. I’m a 55-year-old woman who ran track in college. I love my run — while it strengthens my body, it clears my mind. My mom has...
Thai Summer Rolls
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00am
In a bowl, toss together the chicken, cucumber, carrot, lettuce, and sprouts. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, and honey. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the chicken mixture and toss to coat.
Zorba Paster: Spinach Isn't Just For Popeye
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11:00am
Every TV show you watch that features health seems to tout one superfood after another. I used to think this was a junk term. I was never taught about superfoods in medical school and, come to think of it, I was never taught much about nutrition, either. But then, I came to see the light: If we...
Zorba Paster: Were We Wrong About Peanuts?
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00am
In 2000, the American Association of Pediatricians — worried about the dramatic increase in peanut allergies — recommended that parents keep peanuts away from their children until age 3. The scientific reasoning behind this was simple: Feeding them peanuts early would stimulate an...
Mushroom & Gorgonzola Turkey Burgers
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00am
Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. Pulse mushrooms in the food processor until finely chopped. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and the mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes.
Feta & Cauliflower Omelette
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00am
Beat eggs with ¼ teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then sauté cauliflower until browned and tender, 5 to 9 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, then add garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and sauté 1 minute.
Zorba Paster: TMI...Too Much (Medical) Information?
Monday, April 6, 2015, 11:00am
Last year I talked about the dangers of overtesting. Once you find things, you are usually bound to follow it up. Finding an incidental tiny spot on a CT scan of a non-smoker rarely means cancer, yet once you find the spot you have to follow it with serial scans. More scans mean more exposure to...
Zorba Paster: Limit Children's Screen Time For Better Sleep
Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:00am
Research out of the British Medical Journal shows that children who spend too much time in front of a computer or smartphone, especially just before they shut off the lights for the night, are more likely to have insomnia. I bet you thought insomnia was an adult disease, but you were wrong. It...
Chocolate Stout Brownies (Special Pledge Drive Recipe)
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00am
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking dish (line it with a large piece of parchment to make the brownies easier to lift out.
Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potatoes
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00am
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Stir together sweet potatoes, onions and butter. Place on a large baking sheet with sides. Bake 30 minutes, stirring once, until almost tender. Stir together brown sugar, apple juice, dried cranberries, pecan pieces, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Zorba Paster: Don't Just Sit There ... Do Something
Friday, February 27, 2015, 11:00am
We all know that exercise is good for us. We didn’t evolve to be couch potatoes. Back in the day, in the African savanna, those who sat got eaten.
Sitting is a relatively new phenomenon of our industrialized world. In the 1900s, only those who were rich could sit. The others had to go...
Zorba Paster: Vaccines Work To Prevent Serious Illness
Friday, February 13, 2015, 11:00am
Now that there’s a measles outbreak, it’s time for me to harp again on vaccinations. First of all, I was not always as pro-vaccine as I am now. Being a child of the 1960s, I thought for a while that vaccines were a communist plot to ruin our children. Well, that’s not exactly what...
Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00am
In a large soup pot, heat olive oil and sauté carrots and onions. Add broth and lentils and bring to a boil over high heat.
Is Drinking Soda The New Smoking?
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 11:00am
What if you could change DNA so you would live longer, be stronger and not succumb to the ravages of age? What if we knew what parts of the DNA in our cells were responsible for aging and shut them off? That just might be the fountain of youth that ol’ Ponce DeLeon was searching for in...
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00am
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5x3" loaf pan. Use middle oven rack. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until butter solids at bottom of pan turn golden brown, about 3 minutes. Scrape butter into a medium bowl. Set aside and let cool. Whisk in eggs and buttermilk.
Perry's Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:00am
Peel the skin from the chicken thighs, toss in a large pot of water, and boil for about an hour. Extract the chicken thighs to cool and add diced onion, carrots, and celery. Add the chicken soup base. Boil these for about 30 min with a tablespoon of thyme and a dash of black pepper.
Kentucky Bourbon Balls
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 8:00am
Mix the ground vanilla wafers, ground pecans, and cocoa together. Form into balls (about 1 tablespoon size), and roll in powdered sugar. Mix in the bourbon and honey.
Pomegranate Mango Guacamole
Saturday, December 27, 2014, 8:00am
Halve, pit, and peel avocados. Coarsely mash in a bowl. Stir in onion, chiles, 1/4 cup lime juice, and 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, then fold in pomegranate seeds, mango, and cilantro. Season with salt and additional lime juice. Garnish with lime wedges.