Cashew Date Chocolate Mousse

This mousse is creamy, rich, and decadent. It is also free of dairy, eggs, and sugar.  Sweetened with dates, flavored with cocoa powder and real vanilla extract, this dessert is fit for a special occasion or a weeknight indulgence. For someone on a restricted diet, this dessert can be a welcome break from their regular…

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Cauliflower-Sweet Potato Yellow Curry Soup

If you have ever had cauliflower pureed, then you know how luscious it can be. Being in the mood for something creamy, rich, hearty, and indulgent I decided to create this soup. This soup will seem indulgent, but it is actually so very healthy that you can save your cheat meal for  another occasion. Cauliflower…

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Heartburn In Pregnancy

Heartburn in pregnancy is very common. As the uterus expands, it pushes the rest of the organs out of the way. The stomach gets shifted upwards. Also, during pregnancy hormones are released to help a woman’s body to prepare for an expanding fetus and eventually birth by relaxing muscles, tendons, and tissue. These same hormones…

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Dairy Free Cheese

This “cheese” is almost better than the real thing. It is delicious spread on crackers or rolled up in sliced ham for a quick a lunch. This spread is created from cashews that have been soaked in water overnight to make them soft. Whirred in the Vitamix or blender to create a puree with some…

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Stress Effects on Digestion

Have you ever scarfed down a burger in a hurry only to have a stomach ache 20 minutes later? In our modern and over-scheduled lives eating on the run is normal, but is it healthy? No, it is not and I will explain why. When we are in a hurried state or stressful state, our…

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Trail Mix Cookies

These cookies are sweetened with banana and dried fruit. Loaded with nuts and seeds, these cookies are satisfying and filling helping you feel energized through the entire day. A healthy food for when on the trail, for a quick breakfast, satisfying snack or to support additional calorie needs during breast feeding and pregnancy. Yields 24…

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Buckwheat Soda Bread

Buckwheat is not a gluten-containing wheat product. It is a groat or seed and is gluten free, an ancient grain, hearty, and nourishing. I love the robust flavor that baked goods made with buckwheat impart, a long way from ONEder bread’s bland and sticky texture. This bread holds up well to a sandwich, but I…

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Eating Healthy With Limited Time

Time is a precious commodity. We are all trying to fit many activities into a day to accommodate our needs, but also the needs of our boss, family, friends, and community. At the top of the list of priorities though, should be you and your family, and your families health. Health starts with the food…

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Gluten Free and Grain Free Banana Bread

Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and egg free this is an allergy-friendly, sugar-free, nutrient dense, and delicious quick bread recipe. It is moist and sweet enough to eat for dessert, even without added sugar. 4 ripe medium sized bananas, mashed 1 T. gelatin + 1/4 c. water (omit for vegan) 1 T. raw apple…

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Naturally Fermented Vegetables

Number one condiment? Most Americans say ketchup …or ranch, maybe salsa or guacamole if they live in the southwest.  For me, it is fermented vegetables. Sauerkraut, kimchi, or naturally fermented vegetables. This one company from Ohio makes an extreme garlic variety that is so on-point that it is hard to eat anything else. For cost…

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