Mussel Muscles

Mussel Muscles

The science of muscles and exercise is a fascinating topic. As I dug into this season of clams, mussels and oysters, I found that they taught me some mighty lessons. Mollusk muscles are built on the same principles as ours. Mollusks have muscles (one or two) located inside the shell that are called adductors. They…

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The Vegetable Underground

The Vegetable Underground

In Seattle this year, we are keeping an autumnal secret. September 23 may have been the first day of fall but it was 80 degrees! There is no denying that the season is about to turn, and marching in with it will come a whole new fresh cadre of underground vegetables. I get excited thinking…

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A Salty Little Story

A Salty Little Story

Gather around my friends, I have a salty little tale to tell you. I must caution you, it contains a lot of pressure, danger and risk but it can have a happy ending. Once upon a time we ate too much Na+ salt. When we consume too much sodium, fluid is forced by osmosis to…

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The Ciao Diet!

The Ciao Diet!

Great colorful vegetables, fresh fruit, olive oil, nuts, legumes, whole grains, herbs, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese yogurt and ah … red wine — these are the bounty of the earth and the backbone of what is defined as the Mediterranean Diet. It is a great way to “mange!!!” (Some great hand gestures should go on here including…

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Pick Me!

Pick Me!

Did you know that Salty’s is a huge supporter of many of our local farmers? Some of our vegetables are organic as well. We were also one of the first restaurants in Seattle to compost. For about a decade, our scraps have been picked up and mixed into good dirt that goes back to local…

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Mission Control

Mission Control

There are things in life that we can control and things that we can’t, but a healthy level of blood pressure is one thing that is well worth trying to manage. Blood pressure is an element of health that has a reverberating effect throughout our bodies. When it is under control, all systems are able…

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