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Yum, it’s tomato season! I’m putting them in everything, which is what inspired this crazy delicious California Quinoa. Fast, easy, and flavorful with fresh herbs and avocado, be sure to use a zippy, high quality red wine vinegar for your marinade. Let’s talk more about that… Is All Red Wine Vinegar the…(Read More)

Foods to Heal Leaky Gut

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In his book, “Eat Dirt”, Dr. Axe outlines a recommended diet for each gut type. It’s ideal to follow it as closely as you can in terms of what veggies to avoid and what to eat freely. Yes, some gut types should avoid even some veggies! But just like figuring out what supplements to…(Read More)

7 Veggie Time Savers

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Veggie Time Savers to Live By People always ask me, how do you get all those veggies in? They take so long to wash, prep, and cook. Who’s got that kind of time? I certainly don’t. Here are some good veggie time savers to have up your sleeve! 1. Pre-cut, Pre-washed…(Read More)

One Healthy Meal Just Got Easier! When I was at Whole Foods I came across Stahlbush Island Farms Organic Fully Cooked Brown Rice and Black Beans in the freezer section. Hmmm…must try. On top of being organic, Stahlbush Island Farms practice sustainable farming and use 100% biodegradable packaging. It gets better. All I have…(Read More)

How to Take Off that Winter Weight There are a number of foods and strategies that support weight loss. These have shown to boost metabolism more than your average healthy food. I keep these strategies close by, myself. Why? Because it’s a struggle to take off the 5 lbs I put on every February…(Read More)

What’s high in protein, a good source of fat, and makes a healthy breakfast easy? Kefir (or Keifer). Never heard of it? It’s basically a fermented milk – cow, goat, sheep, even coconut (although technically a cultured milk when it’s not from an animal) – into a thin yogurt that has high amounts of…(Read More)

Healthy Alternatives to Fitness Drinks People drink fitness or sports drinks for a number of reasons. Some truly need the replenishment they offer. Some simply like the taste. Some use them as a soda substitute. Ideally, we would drink these “fitness” type drinks when our bodies actually needed them. Otherwise, we just should drink water…(Read More)

Secrets to Quick Healthy Meals I’m hungry. I’m busy. I have 5 minutes to come up with a quick, healthy meal. I want it to taste good, give me energy, and help fulfill my fiber and nutrient requirements – a tall order in 5 minutes. No time to make whole grains or cook beans…(Read More)

A Superhero Seed: Quinoa Health Benefits Quinoa, tagged a whole grain – I lump it in that category, too, simply because it’s easier to discuss that way, but technically it’s a seed and is packed with health benefits. A relative of the leafy green vegetable family (kale, spinach, collard greens, swiss chard), if not…(Read More)

Broccoli vs. Cabbage: Power Foods Battle The National Cancer Institute flip-flops between broccoli and cabbage in terms of which one is the #1 power food. Guess what – both are amazing all around anti-aging, anti-cancer power foods full of phytochemicals, like antioxidants and flavonoids. Broccoli loaded with sulforaphane, antioxidants, and carotenoids believed to…(Read More)