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Why Avoid Commercial Salad Dressings

April 14, 2011
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The subject of commercial salad dressings is a tough one since they are so popular (and delicious!), but unfortunately not always very nutritionally sound. I have to admit that I’m quite picky and generally use a good amount of dressing on salads to make them enjoyable. Basically what I’m trying to do right now is phase out […]

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Are You Buying Rancid Olive Oil?

March 24, 2011
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I have used olive oil for a long time in cooking and for salads, but until recently I haven’t explored the basics of purchasing a healthy, good quality olive oil. At a local health meeting recently, I heard that olive oil should always be purchased in dark bottles and that if it is a clear […]

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Coconut Gee Giveaway by Real Food Whole Health

March 12, 2011
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I just wanted to share that Real Food Whole Health is offering a giveaway for coconut ghee and that you still have two days to enter! There’s a few easy ways to do this, just click the link to their site and it will explain how. The ghee is from Green Pastures and it’s a […]

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Tips for Freezer Organization

February 2, 2011

I have been saving a freezer organization article I read in Better Homes & Gardens magazine for an embarrassingly long time (October 2009- eek) on getting and keeping a freezer organized. Not only does it help to ensure food is used up in a timely manner, but it also makes it easier to grocery shop […]

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How to Make Homemade Yogurt

January 20, 2011

I learned how to make plain homemade yogurt a couple of years ago at a dairy class hosted by our local Lubbers Family Farm. I start with 1 quart of fresh, raw milk and put it in a stainless steel pan on medium heat. I have my thermometer clipped to the side with a chip […]

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Homemade Vegetable Wash

April 15, 2010
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As we get ready for a season of fresh vegetables and fruits, it’s important to know what to clean them with to help get rid of pesticide and wax residues. While buying organic is ideal, sometimes it is not possible to due to availability and price. Using a good vegetable wash puts my mind at […]

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Making Fresh, Healthy Food Convenient

January 21, 2010

Last night I attended a great lecture put on by Nourishing Ways of West Michigan all about quick and healthy meal planning. Jackie White (chef, caterer, teacher, and mother!) described her system for convenient, delicious, and healthy eating. I learned some great tips for food preservation, planning, and preparation that are simple, yet extremely helpful. […]

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Refreshing Lemonade Kefir Soda

January 5, 2010

While at the Wise Traditions 2009 conference, I had the opportunity to sample and purchase a deliciously healthy and refreshing beverage from the vendor Burgie’s Organics. The Lemon Kefir Soda is a naturally fermented (living) probiotic drink and has only four ingredients: distilled water, organic lemons, kefir grains, and honey. Although I tried many of […]

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Frozen Fruit Smoothie

December 1, 2009

Since I haven’t posted another good smoothie recipe since the Springtime Smoothie in April, I decided it was high-time for a new one. Since the beautiful, fresh-picked berries of summer seem like a distant memory, I’m thankful that I have a decent stock of them in my freezer, particularly for smoothies! This recipe is quick, […]

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Live From Wise Traditions 2009

November 14, 2009

I am fortunate to have made it to Chicago safely for the Wise Traditions 2009 conference hosted by the Weston A. Price Foundation. The lectures that I attended yesterday were were presented by Sally Fallon Morell herself, president of the foundation and author of Nourishing Traditions, one of my favorite cookbooks. Sally Fallon’s seminar thoroughly […]

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