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Favorite Spring Super-Smoothie

Strawberries are in season! I just received a quart of organic strawberries in my bi-weekly produce box from local provider Green Buffalo. According to a flyer that came with my strawberries, more than half of 7-9-year-old kiddos say this is their favorite fruit. Good choice! A cup of these berries has plenty of antioxidants like …

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Party! College Roomies & Friends Getting Healthy Together

A few days ago, my lovely daughter & her lovely friends had me & my Master Herbalist co-worker, Julie Formby, over to throw a party. This was a different sort of college party from the ones you normally hear of. Julie did Chinese Face, Tongue, & Nail assessments & iridology. It’s amazing what you can …

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3 Quick Meals From a Rotisserie (Free Range) Chicken

On Sunday, we ate a grand meal with family & friends. I sauteed some asparagus. It was one of those times when I managed to cook it just the right amount of time; everyone thought so! I made so much that I took a substantial amount home to eat later. So, when Monday turned out …

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Does Fresh Juice Beat a Smoothie? (And a Word About Juicers)

Well….that depends on what you want. If you’ve read my post on smoothies, you know I’m a big fan–I have one nearly every day! But that doesn’t mean I’m not a juice lover.  Maybe you’ve heard that smoothies are superior because they use the whole fruit, so you get the fiber & everything that naturally …

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Eat Real Food

Numerous folks in the health & nutrition world are now saying that this is a very simple way to nail down a viable eating plan for the average American. (“Average” meaning one who commonly ingests what is supposed to be food but comes from boxes, cans, plastic wrapping, or the nearby fast food restaurant or …

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7 Favorite Superfoods & Why You Should Eat Them

I’m going to jump on the superfood bandwagon, simply because I love these foods so much. I know I know! There are a million articles & lists of superfoods already. Never one to be much of a follower, I have my own list. Some of these items will be on everyone else’s lists, of course; …

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Vegetables Incognito (A Recipe, Sort Of)

Flexibility is not just for hamstrings. I like to keep my menus flexible, too. Like so many people, I can get in a rut with meals, so, over the years I’ve figured out how to add in enough variety to generally satisfy the carefree portion of my spirit. Once a week or so, I force …

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What About Milk?

We Americans love our milk, don’t we? Of all the times I’ve seen anyone leaving the grocery store with only 1 or 2 items, they are nearly always carrying a carton of milk. Hardly a day passed in my childhood when I did not have milk at least twice. I nearly always had a bowl …

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Delicious Warming Winter Beets

As promised, I will tell you how I make a ferment that is especially tasty in winter. This recipe is one of my favorite ferments; I nearly always have some version of it in my fridge or on my counter, bubbling & hissing. It’s so simple to make, and so loaded with nutritious goodness, there’s …

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How to Make My Favorite Smoothies

When my kiddos were little, a friend invited us over for lunch. Being from Texas, she asked us, “Do y’all like smoothies?” to which I responded, “What are smoothies?” My, how things change! Several year ago, when I got serious about getting gluten out of my diet, smoothies became the cornerstone of my daily menu. …

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