Foods (About) Menu

List of Foods (About) Articles

NOTE: I am moving recipes from my old site to this blog, so be patient – I have many, many to move. Meanwhile, you can go to Foods (About) on my old site. See also Main Menu of Diet & Health Articles on my old site.

These articles are about whole or minimally processed foods – foods you could grow in your own garden/farm, or prepare from a whole food in your kitchen. This list does not include processed foods that require an industrial facility to process.

Some of the articles reference specific nutrients in the food; however, you get the maximum benefit from these nutrients only in the whole food – not from supplements or processed foods – because of synergy in the whole food.

See also:

Acidifying and Alkalizing Foods (Food Combining)

Bakers’ Yeast

“Baker’s yeast is of the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and is the same species (but a different strain) as the kind commonly used in alcoholic fermentation, which is called brewer’s yeast.” (from Wikipedia)

Equivalence of bulk yeast vs packet yeast: 2¼ teaspoons of bulk yeast are the same as one packet Active dry yeast.

Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Black Seed Oil, a..k.a. Black Cumin Seed Oil

see Green Med Info article to learn more about its many benefits:

See also Notes on Natural Health/Healing Topics, A-C, under “Black Seed Oil”





  • Eggs (About) need to write. Include: 
    • Whisked/beaten egg-whites for Angelfood Cake (from The Food Guys on MTPR, Mar 2020): whisk whites with fine bakers’ sugar until soft, but NOT until they form peaks. Best to use a hand-whisk.
    • Egg-Size Equivalents – Small to Jumbo [This is from Hen Pecked Farm, from whom I get my farm-fresh eggs]
      • Replace the large eggs called for in your recipe (in the top row) with the number of eggs of different sizes listed in each row.
        Number of Large Eggs: 1 2 3 4 5 6
        Small Eggs 1 3 4 5 7 8
        Medium Eggs 1 2 3 5 6 7
        Large Eggs 1 2 3 4 5 6
        Extra Large Eggs 1 2 3 4 4 5
        Jumbo Eggs 1 2 2 3 4 5

        As you can see, if a recipe calls for a single large egg, you can simply substitute any size of chicken egg. Once it calls for two or more, you may need to make an adjustment if you have only small or medium eggs or if you have only extra-large or jumbo eggs.

  • See also Miscellaneous Menu

Fats & Oils

In his, Mercola writes an important note about fake avocado and other oils (with my notes in square brackets). He removes articles from his site after 48 hours, so I’ve saved a pdf copy of his article at: HEALTH-NUTRITION / PODCASTS-ARTICLES / MERCOLA > AvocadoOilFraud-Mercola_121921.pdf; see my About/Contact page if you’d like a copy).

He writes (citing his references to studies 21, 22: Acta Scientific Nutritional Health June 2018; 2(6)):

Avocado oil is typically said to have a high smoke point [which many home-cooks think make them safe]. …

[However,] importantly, [Australian researchers] found that ‘smoke point does not predict oil performance when heated.’  Avocado oil was one of 10 cooking oils investigated. Paradoxically, they found that oils with higher smoke points, such as avocado oil, actually tended to produce higher levels of harmful compounds during heating — including trans fats.

For this reason, I don’t recommend avocado oil for cooking.”

Fiber-Rich Foods

Fish, Shellfish & Seafood

  • Using Crustaceans (Crab, Crayfish, Lobster, Shrimp)
  • Using Live Clams & Mussels (Storage, Steaming)
  • Salmon (About)
  • Hot- or Cold-Smoked Salmon (About)
  • Sardines (About)
  • Fish Stock or Broth
  • Sustainable and Healthful Seafood (About)
  • Important note about shellfish and anchovies: In very rare occurrences they can cause Amnesic shellfish poisoning in humans and birds. This illness is caused by a neurotoxin the fish/shellfish produce in their guts called Domoic Acid, which is poisonous to humans. If you experience severe gastrointestinal issues 24 hours after eating anchovies seek medical attention; especially if any neurological issues like a headache or seizures occur.  The neurological symptoms of this poisoning can take several days to occur. The illness can be fatal if left untreated. The name Amnesic Shellfish poisoning comes from the fact that it’s usually shellfish that transmit the disease and because it causes memory loss in many people. Thankfully this disease is very rare but it’s best to be informed so you know what to do just in case someone gets sick. (from

Flours & Starches

Fruits & Veggies

Fungi & Mushrooms

GMO, Manufactured, & Chemically Altered Foods

NOTE: These are not natural foods but rather foods altered at the genetic or molecular level. Therefore they are not ‘whole’ foods, and I do not recommend including them in your diet/eating plan.


Greens (About)

Herbs & Spices

See also: Herbs & Spices (About)

Lectins (About)

NOTE: lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins found in many plant foods, and can be toxic. They are especially problematic for people with autoimmune disease.

Legumes (Beans, Peas)

See also Miscellaneous & Information Men: Legumes

Meats & Poultry


  • See Fungi above

Nuts & Seeds

See also Miscellaneous & Information Menu under “Nuts & Seeds”


See “Fats and Oils” above.


See GMI article on Papaya Power: Healing Qualities of This Tropical Fruit:


See also Miscellaneous & Information Menu under “Poultry”

Probiotic Foods

Rice (White, Brown, Wild)

  • Moved to ‘Grains’ above



  • see Nuts & Seeds, above

Shellfish & Seafood


  • See Herbs & Spices above


Sugar and other sweeteners


See Fruits & Vegetables, above


Whole Foods (About)

Yeast (Bakers’)

see Bakers’ Yeast, above

Health Articles:

My health articles will eventually be moved to another blog, but in the meantime, they are organized in three main categories and can be viewed on my old site. See links below:

Diet & Health

Until I get these articles moved, go to Menu: Diet & Health

[I am working on moving these; see Cat’s Kitchen: Diet & Health Menu for those that have been moved and updated.]

Internal Cleansing and Systemic Health 

Until I get these articles moved, go to Menu: Internal Cleansing & Systemic Health

Disease & Symptoms

Until I get these articles moved, go to Menu:  Disease & Symptoms

Body Systems & Metabolism

Until I get these articles moved, go to Menu: Body Systems & Metabolism