Naturally Fermented Vegetables

This recipe uses cabbage, fennel, celery, and green apple, but but other vegetable varieties can be substituted as long as the water and sea salt in the recipe is kept constant. Try cabbage, scallion, and carrot with grated garlic for a flavorful combination. Ingredients: 1 tsp sea salt water 1/2 head green cabbage 1 celery…

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Leek-Zucchini Soup

Yields: 4-6 servings Cook Time: about 1 hour This soup is warming, bright, and fresh, a perfect meal for the late stages of winter as we welcome the early signs of spring. Oh spring, I look forward to your longer days, brighter light, and warmer winds, but until then, please enjoy this healthy and nourishing…

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Digestive Complaints?

Stomach Upset Indigestion/Heartburn/GERD Sluggish Digestion Cramping Bloating Constipation (frequency of less than once per day) Diarrhea (soft stool and/or urgency to go) Alternating Constipation with Diarrhea Excessive Gas Putrid Gas All of these symptoms seem common. They are common, so common that there is a corresponding aisle for stomach upset in every grocery store, pharmacy,…

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Coconut Lamb Curry

I have made his warming curry quite a few times already through the fall and winter and I feel like it is ready to be shared. It has been well-served, mainly because it is so hearty, satisfying and full of flavor that it impresses a small gathering as well as my husband for dinner. Always…

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Asian Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs have become a stable in our household because they are gluten free, quick to make, and are packed full of wonderful Asian fusion flavors like ginger. These are baked, so while they are baking, it is easy to make a quick stir-fry, salad, or slaw to serve along side. Today, I served these…

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Annoying, Persistent Symptoms? Could It Be Food Sensitivities?

There are two main types of allergies.  IgE allergies are immediate on-set allergies that involve immunoglobulin-E antibodies that release histamine and cause a dramatic reaction like face and throat swelling requiring immediate administration of an EpiPen (epinephrine injection). Most people with this kind of a reaction develop it early on during childhood. The more common…

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Summer Squash Bake

It is zucchini season. Finding delicious ways to eat this vegetable is quite easy. It’s subtle sweetness and versatile texture lend it to be delicious eaten raw or cooked. Some yummy options for eating zucchini include: sauteed with onions and spinach, in a green curry, incorporate into a flax cracker recipe, or puree into soups…

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Chuck Eye Round Roast

Rather than spending half the day in the car battling traffic on the way to the shore, we decided to have a stay-cation in the relaxing comfort of home. A day that started by watching bike races on TV, followed by walking slowly around the property, swimming laps in our neighbor’s pool, and cooking from…

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Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Granola

3 medium organic apples, diced into 1/2 inch pieces 1 c. coconut flakes 1/2 c. cashew pieces 1/4 c. chia seeds 2 T. flax seeds 1/4 c. coconut oil 1 T. honey 1 T. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. sea salt This granola gets crunchy as the apples dehydrate and then cool.  It…

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Bacon and Veggie Hash

This is a really satisfying breakfast that is perfect for weekend mornings.  What makes it thoroughly satisfying is the blend of flavors lent from salty, smoky bacon paired with the sweet from the sweet potato, sweet and pungent onion set the stage for earthy shiitakes.  There is always room for spinach, so that goes in…

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