A Short Guide to a Long Life #BookReview #NewYearBooks — 14 Comments

  1. I have read about using frozen veggies before. I do keep a stash of them in the freezer for use in soups and for quick steaming as is. I try to buy vegetables in season (except salad greens) — no asparagus and raspberries in January, for example.

    I don’t know about use of frozen veggies in stir-fries. My guess is that you make sure not to overcook. We eat a lot of cooking greens and I generally prefer them (kale, broccoli rabe, Swiss chard) fresh, but I use frozen chopped spinach in a variety of dishes.

  2. I like the sounds of this book. Frozen vegetables for stirfry I think need to be used all together in their own pan in case they give off too much water. Then fresh vegs like mushrooms or leeks can be added.

  3. I will always choose fresh over frozen. I have read the argument for frozen but we are so fortunate in Southern California to have great produce all year tha I cannot bring myself to buy frozen. He is right about walking. I believe in the use it or lose it philosophy. Our body was meant to be on the move and exercised.

  4. This sounds interesting. I’ll have to look for this one as many points you made I agree with – especially the exercise and the leaving alone. I’m not sure I’m giving up stilettos though! I had heard that if you can’t buy fresh in season buy frozen and try to remember that. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I’ve just started buying frozen vegetables, started with peas. I tend to use the cauliflower, broccoli, spinach or kale if I am mixing into something like quiche or au gratin or chicken divan. Will also be curious about anyone who stir fries them.

  6. No tips from me, because we only ever use frozen corn for frozen veggies. Your tip about sometimes frozen is more nutritious than fresh makes sense to me rationally, but the texture of frozen veggies just isn’t as good, is it? Here in New England, it must be true that the fresh stuff isn’t actually all that fresh. I’ll stick with my “fresh” veggies and a daily multi-vitamin until spring arrives!

  7. I love the sound of this one. Such common sense, yet frequently ignored advice. I’m particularly interested in the section on what to do in each decade of your life.

    And – I’m a big fan of frozen food – particularly peas! I serve frozen veggies to my kids a lot.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love how enduring the advice from Hippocrates is centuries later! I use a lot of frozen vegetables because I am often cooking for one and frozen is easier in small batches.

  9. Well, I have a garden and I walk. And I have very elderly parents — so I could end up having a very long life. I am going to go on supplements — Vitamin D at the suggestion of my doc. My D levels are low — as are those of most people. I’m going to give it a try.

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  11. This sounds like exactly the kind of book I would enjoy, Joy! Thanks so much for sharing! My grandfather was a traditional Chinese herbalist, my father is an alternative health practitioner, and I graduated as a Master Herbalist in 2012. It’s in the blood! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing about the Healthy Lifestyle Books reading challenge too! I didn’t know there was one, but I’m definitely interested!

  12. This looks like a great book! I love that it’s a short, easy read. I need more of those in my life. I always end up with books that take me forever to read, and often I just quit. I’ll have to check my library for this one. Thanks for the recommendation!

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