Author: Rob Portinga

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The Great Salt Debate

You would think by now that those in the know would come to a consensus on certain things by now, like just how much salt we should be eating, right? But no, the decades old debate seems to be going...

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Radio Archive: Healthy Holiday Eating

This show originally aired on December 17, 2011 Just before  Christmas a few years ago we talked Healthy Eating For The Holidays – And Beyond on The Wake Up Call. We went through some healthy ingredient substitutions, recipe suggestions, and ways to prepare yourself...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Flaxseed

You’ve no doubt heard of flaxseed. In recent years it’s found it’s way in to all kinds of foods; crackers, breads, frozen waffles, oatmeal and more. The Flax Council estimated about 300 was added or used in about 300 new...

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Cuban Beef With Quinoa

This is a great recipe you can throw in the slow cooker before work and have a delicious meal just about ready to go when you get home. You can use dried beans you’ve already cooked or canned beans. If...

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Radio Archive: Winter Biking Podcast

This show originally aired on December 9, 2011 Every week on The Wake Up Call we would have some great conversations on a variety of topics, but it seems like we never had enough time to touch on everything we want to. To...

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Picking Olive Oil

Because of it’s unsaturated and packed with polyphenols, olive oil has been shown to protect the heart and can even turn off bad genes that increase risk for atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries). But with hundreds of brands and varieties to...

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Pizza Soup

If you are trying to cut down on the carbs, pizza is one of those things you tend to avoid. Well here’s a great recipe that gives you all the flavor of pizza, but in a bowl. You could use...

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Too Much Vitamin D?

Q: I recently had some labs done and the dr. told me to start taking 50 mg of zinc an 5000 of vitamin D. That just seemed like a lot of vit D to me. Has anyone else had to...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Saturated Fats

A while back I posted an Introduction to Fat and decided that there was enough important information to pass along that I would do a short series on the different fats and how to make some healthy choices when it...

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Tomatillo Salsa

Salsas are one of those great foods that definately do not fall under the “exact science” category. Salsas are something you start with a concept and tweek it to your own liking. Tomatillos look like green tomatoes in a paper...