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Love this time of year because the tomato’s found at the local farmer are wonderful. The colour’s are striking and the taste is what you can only savor during the peak season. I’m not sure what the name of these are but they are awesome in sandwiches or salads. Often, you […]

Farmer’s Market Tomato Fest



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Sometimes we need simple reminders to keep ourselves in check. Summer brings outdoor fun, travel, vacations and sometimes long and busy days where we can easily slack off in the nutrition department. This is a dish I make in the summer with fresh ingredients from the local farmers market. Fresh […]

Food Prep: Summer Fare



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MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore: Don’t force yourself to eat things you don’t like. But – TRY NEW THINGS. Eliminate table salt, sugar and processed food – especially white flour. Give yourself permission to explore cleaner and greener foods like kale, spinach or arugula or good complex carbohydrates like sweet […]

MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore





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What I love about cilantro is both the flavor and the scent. People seem to either love it or hate it. Since I love it, I’ll rattle on why. Cilantro has about 8 different natural antibiotic properties and has been shown to be effective in treating Salmonella. These properties have […]

Food Prep: My Bro Cilantro


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Here is something you can prepare for the week ahead. I take a whole garlic bulb, slice it in half, add a couple drops of olive oil and place in the oven on 350 until tender. Of course spreading warm roasted garlic on good bread is a fabulous treat, but […]

Food Prep: Roast Garlic


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I like to prepare foods that I can use throughout the week. This week found a container of cherry tomatoes for $1.29 at the local produce store along with a package of sliced baby bella mushrooms on sale for $1.68. You can roast them dry or toss them together in […]

Food Prep: Roasted Tomato and Mushroom



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In the past two years I have refined many of my eating habits even though I considered what I previously ate as “healthy”. And it was healthy, for the most part, though when I really paid attention to these choices is when I began noticing how much better I felt, […]

Taking Charge of Health


mashed turnip
The Hukurei turnip Commonly known as the salad turnip, this Japanese turnip is very versatile. I cooked mine as a side dish for Thanksgiving but it is REALLY good in a salad or as a snack or to use on your crudités platter. It is sort of like eating a […]

Hukurei Turnip – Let Me Count The Ways


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One staple food I always have on hand in the fridge is cooked brown rice. I make a big pot on Sunday and it lasts me most the week for lunches or dinners. Today, I had my steamed brown rice and tofu bowl for lunch. I steam the tofu ahead […]

Brown Rice Tofu Bowl (BRTB)



Some easy additions or choices to eating green, clean and raw are by simply adding basic salads to your meal plans. What is surprising, to me anyway, is how satisfying and filling a salad can be without adding heavy dressings or gobs of cheese on top. I tend to use […]

Eat Green Go Raw