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Hot Melt Meatloaf

Hot Melt Meatloaf

Hot Melt Meatloaf - - ghee or avocado oil, onions (chopped), thyme, pink salt, freshly ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth (bone broth if you have it), tomato paste, ground beef, ground pork rinds, eggs (beaten), , Preheat...

Pumpkin Bean Soup

Pumpkin Bean Soup

Pumpkin Bean Soup - - cumin, black beans (rinsed, drained, 16-oz.), chopped onions, garlic (peeled), low sodium chicken broth, water, canned pumpkin puree, salt and pepper (to taste), cilantro (finely chopped (as garnish)), , In a blender,...

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...

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Farmers Market Guide – 52 In Season for September

Farmers Market Guide – 52 In Season for September

Have you been to the market lately? There is a bounty of fresh local goodness to be found at the Farmers Market in September, straight from the field! If you’re wondering what’s in season right now, check out our list below. We’ve listed the most popular fruits and...

5 Simple Suppers for Sweltering Days

5 Simple Suppers for Sweltering Days

Sometimes it’s just too darn hot to be in front of the stove-am I wrong? On those hot summer nights when you can’t stand the thought of turning on the oven or standing in front of a hot grill, it’s important to have a good arsenal of simple supper recipes so that you...

Why Buy Organic

Why Buy Organic

Not that long ago organic products were hard to find on the shelves of most grocery stores or supermarkets. Small “health food” stores started popping up with a variety of products, mostly supplements and herbs or natural remedies and were generally viewed as remnants...

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

Optimal Health!

I’ve been on vacation—on a little lake in eastern Canada, far away from civilization. It’s quiet. Except for the birds in the trees and the haunting melodies of loons calling to one another on the lake. For the most part, I’ve stayed off the grid. Instead of working,...

Tea or smoothies? (special herb for both)

Tea or smoothies? (special herb for both)

By: Leanne Ely   Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you, when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really....

Dinner Diva

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,...

A Page from My Journal (Deeply Personal)

A Page from My Journal (Deeply Personal)

There has been a quiet evolution going on inside of me for awhile now and today, I want to share a little bit of that--not because I want to "get really vulnerable with you today" like I'm sure you've seen over and over again in videos, emails and social media posts,...

The Power of Thought

The Power of Thought

A page from my journal... I had a moment today that caused me to stop everything I was doing and come upstairs to write. I'm in the midst of packing for a move (ugh) and well, you know how that goes and how much there is to do (always). Anyway, I'm listening to a...

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