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Recipe: Herb Yogurt Dip

We like eating raw vegetables around our house. My husband has his favorite jarred dressing that is relatively healthy, but not my favorite (jalapeno flavor). I headed to the kitchen to finally create a crudites dip that I could eat knowing that it was healthy and tastes great. I used organic Greek yogurt in this […]

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6 Food and Beverages to Keep You Cool

Right now it is HOT, and the inside of my house is hotter than outside.  I hate when that happens.  Luckily, the ocean breeze is starting to kick up and soon we should feel some relief.  I wanted to share a few suggestions on what to eat and drink when it is too hot to […]

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Recipe: Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”  ~ Anthony Bourdain   Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil½ medium onion, diced small2 large cloves of minced garlic1 cup ketchup (homemade or your favorite bottled)1/3 cup coconut sugar1/3 cup dark molasses¼ cup minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce1 […]

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Recipe: Potato Crusted Quiche

This is an easy go to recipe for the entire family, including those who are diabetic or insulin resistant. You can switch up the filling ingredients, just be sure you watch the amount of extra liquid in the vegetables. For instance, zucchini has a high water content and can make the quiche soggy if you […]

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Broccolini – A Different Sort of Veggie

During my last Trader Joe’s visit I was amazed at all of the organic produce I bought. It was a natural sort of thing. It turned out that everything I picked up was organic, so in the bucket it went. One item that I found was what Trader Joe’s called “Baby Broccolini.” It looks like […]

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Coffee Was the Answer

Recently I did a 14-day liver cleanse. I figured it was spring and a good time to clean out the system. Part of the protocol included eliminating all sources of caffeine. When I weened myself off my daily cup of “joe” I thought it was a good time to quit coffee for good. I really […]

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Peanut Butter – Naturally

Today, knowing what I know about nutrition and our food supply, I have a love/hate relationship with peanut butter.  For as long as I can remember, I have loved the creamy, gooey stuff. It was a staple around my house as a child (I think my mom was addicted to it – shhhh).  I, on […]

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