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Nightshade-Free Poultry Seasoning

Nightshade-Free Poultry Seasoning

Nightshade-Free Poultry Seasoning - - sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, sea salt, nutmeg, black pepper, , Use about 1.5 or 2 tsp of each ingredient (adjust to your personal tastes) and use this instead of those tins of poultry seasoning.; ; - -...

Nightshade-Free Curry Seasoning

Nightshade-Free Curry Seasoning

Nightshade-Free Curry Seasoning - - turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, , Play with the amounts until you find the right mix for you! But personally, I go about a teaspoon each of turmeric, coriander,...

Tips & Tricks

Green about frisee?

Green about frisee?

Such a pretty addition to a gourmet salad, lovely, lacy frisee lettuce is more than just a pretty face! Frisee (pronounced free-zay) is rich in fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and E. Ever wonder why there are so few of those frizzy leaves of pale green that you see in salad...

Sprouts!

Sprouts!

I’m sure you’ve seen the ubiquitous bean sprout in your grocery store since you were a child. And maybe some alfalfa sprouts. But there’s more to sprouts than what is in your grocery store. There’s radish sprouts, clover sprouts, broccoli sprouts—just to name a few....

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......

Back to Basics

Top Ten Hints for Buying Meat and Poultry

Where’s the beef, was the cry heard ‘round the world over twenty-five years ago, by a little lady named Clara Peller who got a tad upset when there wasn’t enough ground round between the hamburger buns. A lot has changed since 1984. Not only is it hip to beef up the...

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...

Nutrition

Do You Have a Hydration Station?

Do You Have a Hydration Station?

Do You Have a Hydration Station? Hydrating and just drinking water are not necessarily the same thing.  There’s an objective to all that water, bone broth, and whatever else you’re drinking--and that is to hydrate your body at the cellular level.  Once upon a time, it...

A Shout Out to Sprouts!

A Shout Out to Sprouts!

A Shout-Out to Sprouts! Is there anything more nutritionally dense than a sprout? I don’t think so...and that’s why I want you to have this primer to learn how to make them yourself at home.  When you take seeds and soak them in water, they will start to germinate,...

GlycoZyme For The WIN! Digestion On POINT

GlycoZyme For The WIN! Digestion On POINT

GlycoZyme For The WIN! Digestion On POINT Whenever you sit down for a lovely meal it’s wonderful to be able to enjoy the whole experience--the beautiful plate, the smell of the tasty dish, eating this delightful meal, and of course, the conversation you enjoy with...

Weight Loss

Rebounding – Bounce Into Health

Rebounding – Bounce Into Health

Rebounding!  It’s not just for basketball players. Let’s just begin by stating that if you do not already have a rebounder, you should get one ASAP.  After looking at all the health benefits gained by bouncing up and down on a mini-trampoline it is hard to imagine a...

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...

Dinner Diva

The Healthiest Herbs and Spices

The Healthiest Herbs and Spices

I am all about the herbs and spices! Most people don’t realize how many health benefits those simple little jars in our pantries contain inside. As I mentioned in the article I published a while back, we are eating nutritionally deficient foods, so we might as well...

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...

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