Spice Up the Fall Season

Fall is in the air and anything with Pumpkin Spice is sounding super delicious! This time of year always reminds me of elementary school and learning about Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims and the delicious foods that come along with the harvest season. Why was Columbus looking for a faster route to the East..Spices!  Spices…

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Top 3 Benefits from Eating Fermented Foods

We are not only surrounded by bacteria in our environment; but in a very real way, we are bacteria. Did you know there are more organisms in and on your body than cells that make up your body? Think about that for a minute. You are made up of more things that aren’t you than are you by a ratio of 100 to 1! You are a complex ecosystem that is made up of more than 100 trillion microbes.

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Is Fasting Right for You?

Everybody loves to eat. Eating is awesome! Some of us even go through our day just thinking about what we’re going to eat next and if we are among the majority of people, we have enough food in our homes to last us several weeks yet we go buy more every week at the grocery…

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Fermented Pickles

Fermented pickles are the real thing when it comes to pickles. These pickles don’t get their sour flavor from vinegar, but they get that sour goodness from time and the help of beneficial bacteria. These pickles are made with a saltwater brine and the anaerobic process (without air) of lacto fermentation- that means the cucumbers…

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Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies-gluten free/grain free/dairy free/egg free/refined sugar free/nut free

This is the perfect cookie for those with restrictive diets. I’ve been eating gluten-free for over 10 years now and because of digestive issues have been both grain and nut-free for just over a year.   Although this has made many of my food choices difficult at times, it has been worth it because of the…

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Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is one of our favorite snacks.  We love enjoying the spring harvest of apricots or the final days of summer and it’s fresh peaches.  From late spring to early fall there is so much delicious produce to enjoy, especially if you visit the farmer’s market, are lucky enough to have generous neighbors and…

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4th of July Picnic Essentials

It’s time to celebrate Independence Day and as far as I can tell no celebration is complete without food! Whether you’re off to the lake, celebrating in your backyard or packing up a picnic include these amazingly delicious, always nutritious, and crowd pleasing essential recipes in your plan.

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10 Minutes to Health

Today’s lifestyle doesn’t allow much room for healthy habits. This is where “Ten-Minutes-a-Day-to-Better-Health” comes in. In all my years of practice, I have come to learn that it’s impossible for people to make dramatic lifestyle changes that last. Instead, I recommend the best way to make lasting change is through small baby steps that eventually…

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Dairy Free Ricotta

Going dairy free can be hard for many because they feel like they will miss out on many of their favorite foods. For me going dairy free has meant going without a tummy ache and that is something I’ll sacrifice missing out on some of my favorite foods for. Lasagne was one of those favorite…

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You Can’t Beat Beets

Beets are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds that have medicinal properties.  You either love beets or hate them but in my opinion veggies need a second, third or even fourth chance before you add them to your, “I’ll-never-eat-that-veggie-list.” Beets make the best Easter egg dye, but that’s not even on the list…

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