Karen Shepard

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Karen Shepard lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Her interest in food and alternative lifestyles began in the 60s when the evolving consciousness about the food we eat and how it effects on our heath and the world we live in, was just beginning to take root. On a long acre min-farm in Pennsylvania with her husband and kids, she raised chickens, had a goat, and pursued cooperative gardening with friends. As part of the movement toward holistic medicine she studied spiritual midwifery, and experimented with recipes for things like Zucchini Canoes and Soy Bean Burritos until her children were big enough to form organized protests. She has launched two small business start-ups, Storyshirts and Good Dog Coffee, as well as taught and worked with at-risk kids at Campfire USA. Currently she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and sharing the benefits of her experience with her three grandkids.

Latest Posts by Karen Shepard

Don’t forget Frozen! – Berries and Alzheimer’s

Close up of frozen mixed fruit - berries - red currant cranberry

I don’t know about you, but I love berries. Somehow though, unless they are in season I seem to forget to eat them. According to Case Adams from Green Med, part of the reason for this may be that I

Peanut Butter – Lovin’ the Legume

Glass With Peanut Butter

“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.”  James A. Garfield There is no escaping the gooey goodness of peanut butter. In fact unless you are one of the 1% of people that are allergic to peanuts,

Frozen Food Month! – Cool New Ways to Love Frozen

Frozen green peas.

I know. Frozen Food Month. It’s not exactly the occasion to get your pulse racing. But maybe that’s because you still remember those mushy mixed veggies that sometimes showed up in your nightmares or on your dinner plate when you

Cauliflower Extraordinaire – Food Hack

Cauliflower Extraordinaire

I was thinking through the past year, its discoveries and surprises, and thought I would post my favorite new recipe ala Pure Wow. I’m always looking for really satisfying food that isn’t expensive in calories or dollars, also ones that

Carrots Are 6 Times Better For You Cooked!

Carrots Are 6 Times Better For You Cooked!

I have this mantra when it comes to food – “Fresh is best.” But apparently not when it comes to carrots. Who would have guessed? Cooking carrots in fat or oils, or pureeing or juicing them increases the availability of

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