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Shrimp and Snap Pea Stir Fry

Shrimp and Snap Pea Stir Fry

Shrimp and Snap Pea Stir Fry - - coconut oil (divided), garlic (minced), chopped onion, jalapeño (chopped), sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste), shrimp (peeled and deveined), carrot (chopped), trimmed sugar snap peas, low...

Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken - - salt, Pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, boneless skinless chicken breast halves, butter, olive oil, lime juice, low sodium chicken broth, , In a small bowl, combine the first 7...

Chicken Burgers with Pickled Beets

Chicken Burgers with Pickled Beets

Chicken Burgers with Pickled Beets - - ground chicken, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste), garlic (minced), chili powder, coconut oil, onion (sliced), apple cider vinegar, raw honey, beets (shredded), romaine lettuce leaves, ,...

Tips & Tricks

Let’s Get to Know Rosemary

Let’s Get to Know Rosemary

You’re probably most familiar with rosemary in its dried or fresh form, being used as an herb for adding a distinct flavor to pork or beef dishes. There are all kinds of flavor in this aromatic herb but it’s also quite healthy for you. Among rosemary’s properties......

Add Fennel to Your Food Funnel!

Add Fennel to Your Food Funnel!

Fennel is a versatile food (essentially it’s an herb) with a sweet, slight licorice taste that’s used for its feathery stalks, it’s aromatic seeds, and its flavorful root which is eaten as a vegetable. The whole fennel plant is edible. On the health front, fennel is...

Beets! Don’t Pass Them Up!

Beets! Don’t Pass Them Up!

There’s nothing like a gorgeous purple beet sliced onto a salad, roasted in the oven, or juiced with some greens and other veggies to make a beautifully colored glass of deliciousness. What’s this you say? You don’t love beets? Well, maybe you’re just not doing it...

Back to Basics

How to Find a Great Local Butcher

How to Find a Great Local Butcher

There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart Super Center. (Please don’t buy your meat from...

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...

Nutrition

CoQ10 for the Win!

CoQ10 for the Win!

Coenzyme Q, generally known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, is essentially an enzyme that is found everywhere in animals and most bacteria.   This enzyme occurs naturally in humans and is stored in the mitochondria of your cells. It acts as an antioxidant, protecting us at a...

Ever feel like you ate a brick?

Ever feel like you ate a brick?

Hey there-- Ever eat a steak and feel like it's just sitting on the bottom of your stomach, not digesting at all? You're not alone! This is because as we age, we lose our once robust ability to digest our foods—basically, we need help. Not only do we feel like we ate...

Cal-Mag – A Dynamic Duo!

Cal-Mag – A Dynamic Duo!

There have been countless TV commercials over the years talking about calcium and how it is important for strong bones and teeth.  Calcium is the primary mineral in your bones, which hold more than 99% of the calcium stored in the human body.  Since the body is...

Weight Loss

The Mindful Mug

The Mindful Mug

There’s mindlessness and there’s mindfulness. They’re polar opposites of each other and when it comes to food, nutrition, and eating, mindlessness is basically autopilot, and being on autopilot is not where you want to be when it comes to nourishing your body. Don’t...

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s Revolution

Dear Friends, Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions with the hopes that THIS year will be different. We are zealots on a mission to become thinner, more organized and more financially successful, among other things. But stop and think for a moment. Who makes...

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...

Dinner Diva

Shopping Cart Envy

Shopping Cart Envy

What you’re about to read is based on a true story… About 2004 or 2005, I was shopping at my neighborhood grocery store (the new Harris Teeter in Wesley Chapel, NC) for the week. List in hand (well duh--I’m the Dinner Diva!), I had conquered the store and my cart was...

The Mindful Mug

The Mindful Mug

There’s mindlessness and there’s mindfulness. They’re polar opposites of each other and when it comes to food, nutrition, and eating, mindlessness is basically autopilot, and being on autopilot is not where you want to be when it comes to nourishing your body. Don’t...

Corona-no-no Virus for Me

Are you scared yet? According to hysterical media reports, the coronavirus has been one of the biggest health threats in history, even though it has only been in the news for a few weeks.  The international markets are collapsing under the threat, governments around...

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