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Red Cabbage Slaw

Red Cabbage Slaw

- - apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, celery seed, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, red cabbage (cut into 1 1/2 –inch chunks), carrots (grated), shallot (diced), , Combine first 6 ingredients (apple cider vinegar through black...

Freshly Juiced Jalapeño Bloody Mary

Freshly Juiced Jalapeño Bloody Mary

My garden went bonkers last year, especially in the tomato department. I’ve made salsas, sauces, sliced them, diced them and cooked with them every which way you could possibly think of. But the one thing I didn’t do with them was juice them. Until the idea of the...

Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

Back to Basics: Clean Up Your Spices

New month, new season and it’s time to get back to basics! One of the places where we all need a good look-see on the basics is your spices. I am going to bet you that some of those spices in your cabinet have lasted longer than some of your marriages! Those old icky...

School Night Supper Shortcuts

School Night Supper Shortcuts

During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you have to...

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling but there’s more to barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and...

Nutrition

Salt – The Essence of Life

Salt – The Essence of Life

Most people are familiar with basic table salt, the type of salt that is most common in the U.S.  It is white, has small granules, and seasons almost every kind of food we can think of when we sit down in a restaurant, too often before we even taste what the chef or...

The Countdown to Carbage Carnage

The Countdown to Carbage Carnage

A ketogenic (keto for short) diet is essentially a way of eating where you get your caloric intake from protein and fat instead of from carbohydrates, including and especially sugar.  When you consume less than 50 grams of carbs/day you will generally be in a state of...

Fermented Foods

Fermented Foods

I think our ancestors would be pretty surprised at how fermented foods seem to have all but disappeared from our dinner plates. You hear about gut health all the time--leaky gut and other such 21st century maladies. Eating fermented foods is one key to making sure...

Weight Loss

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Weight Loss Plans Succeed With Community Support

Dieting is easy. Well, let’s reword that; dieting is simple--just follow a plan. And therein lies the challenge--the following part. Because to be successful, as in success that lasts, that’s harder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations,...

Snacking keeps you FAT!

Snacking keeps you FAT!

One of things I used to promote was eating 5-6 small meals a day--that's right, you just kept that jaw chewing and your body in digestive mode pretty much all day. Well guess what? It doesn't work! As a matter of fact, it's ruinous to your health and will keep your...

Dinner Diva

School Night Supper Shortcuts

School Night Supper Shortcuts

During the summer, meals tend to be a lot more relaxed than they are during the school year. That just tends to be the nature of the beast. With autumn comes routine, as those school days tend to add a lot of activities to the family calendar. Not only do you have to...

5 Back to School Lunch Tips

5 Back to School Lunch Tips

The school cafeteria has become a place filled with poor diet choices. From franchise fast food offerings to soda machine temptations, today’s kids are faced with a lot of less than healthy choices at lunchtime. So what can parents do? They can pack a healthy lunch!...

Keep Your Cool with These Summer Meal Ideas

Keep Your Cool with These Summer Meal Ideas

No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of,...

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