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    Leaky Gut: 8 Ways to Remedy and Prevent It (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series)

Leaky Gut: 8 Ways to Remedy and Prevent It (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series)

In this second part of the Leaky Gut Series, I’m writing up 8 ways you can remedy and prevent leaky gut. To get a basic understanding, go back and read Leaky Gut: A Simple Explanation.
These are things that work for me and my family. Most of them are popular remedies for leaky gut, but […]

Leaky Gut: A Simple Explanation (Part 1 of a 2-Part Series)

Years ago, before I had children, I saw a renowned chiropractor for some on-going neck discomfort and general fatigue. At the end of the session, she told me I had “leaky gut”, sold me some supplements, offered a couple of diet tips (more protein, less carbs) and told me to come back in a […]

“We have good food here.”

Last week, Lucas (our 7-yr. old) had a friend over after school. They were sitting down to seconds of popcorn when I overheard part of their conversation from the next room.

“Ya, we have good food here.  We don’t have pretzels and stuff like that, but we have popcorn…lemonade…quesadillas…” He said each one with emphasis. […]

By |February 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|5 Comments|

The Simplest Salmon Salad

This is the simplest salmon salad in the world. I have already been in touch with Guinness Book. It’s tasty and perfect for a (literally) last minute meal that provides a heavy dose of protein, calcium and DHA omega 3 fatty acids.

Here it is served on a sort of fancy, thin square rice cake. […]

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    Sauteed Asparagus (the easiest way to cook it, and delicious!)

Sauteed Asparagus (the easiest way to cook it, and delicious!)

This is how I usually prepare asparagus. It takes very little time and can be done right on the stove top.  Just a little butter (or the oil of your choice) and sea salt brings the out best in these delicious spears. And the bright green hue and crisp-tender texture shows me that many […]

By |February 7th, 2014|Sides, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

6 No-Work Ways We Get Our Probiotics In Every Day

Want to improve your health this year?  Experience greater vitality? Start at the root – your gut. Eat your vegetables, get plenty of healthy fats, add gelatin to your diet…and don’t forget the healthy bacteria!

I like to keep a steady stream of probiotic-rich foods in my family’s diet. We have some no-work staples around […]

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    Perfect Egg Salad … with a secret health and flavor boost!

Perfect Egg Salad … with a secret health and flavor boost!

Eggs and pickles.  Such a match made in heaven.  And in this recipe, pickles (and pickle juice!) add a good dose of healthy bacteria, to boost energy, immunity and improve digestion.

I love finding new ways to slip probiotics into our diet. (Read 6 No-Work Ways We Get Our Probiotics In Every Day for more […]

Simple & Delicious Fish Tacos

I think I have finally made my decision.

There was a little back and forth over the years, but in the end … if I could take only one food to the moon … it would be this.  Fish tacos.

I know, it’s a bit of a cheat.  Because fish tacos just wouldn’t be fish tacos without some tantalizing accoutrements.  So, into my rocket ship I would also have to take: fresh jalapenos, red cabbage slaw, pickles and guacamole all wrapped up into toasty warm corn tortillas.

I will squeeze fresh lime juice over it all, right before take off.

Ok, back to Earth.  I like to serve this with a couple of toppings and call it a night.  Of course it would be great with rice and beans, but I’d rather keep it simple (and save my rice and beans card for another night.)

Please, look at this as more of a technique than a recipe.  Instead of Mexican seasoning, try a clove of minced garlic and sea salt, simply salt & pepper, or add any other flavors that appeal to you that day!  And this just came to mind.  These would be delicious with Southwestern Cilantro-Lime Dressing.

 

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By |January 23rd, 2014|Mains, Uncategorized|1 Comment|

DIY Mexican Seasoning

There is absolutely no need for those pricey, cluttering, full-of-mystery-ingredients taco seasoning packets.  None!  With just a moment of planning (adding the spices to your grocery list) you can throw this together in no time.

Make extra and keep it in the pantry for many dinners to come.

I wrote about how MSG pervades convenience foods, even the organic, “all natural” ones.  I hope you can take a moment to read it if you haven’t already.  This piece of the puzzle is a big motivator to help you avoid processed foods and especially important if you are feeding little ones.

For years, my husband and I based meals around organic fajita/taco seasoning packets.  They were delicious!

I was doubtful that homemade Mexican seasoning would measure up.

But I’m happy to say that it does!  We use this for ground beef, oven chicken fajitas, these easy fish tacos, anything… And I always love serving the finished dish with a wedge of lime (or lemon).  It’s a necessity for me.

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    How to Make Spaghetti Squash (and a Grain-Free Lemony Crumb Topping)

How to Make Spaghetti Squash (and a Grain-Free Lemony Crumb Topping)

This spaghetti squash is full of flavor from the butter, garlic and onions and downright delicious.  It is a basic recipe and very versatile. I’m envisioning greens and sausage to be the next variation. What would I pay to hold a bowl of that in my hands right now?

Spaghetti squash has a mild flavor and (as far as pasta goes) its texture is closest to cellophane noodles (a.k.a. glass noodles, Chinese vermicelli).  The difference is that it has a hint of vegetably crunch instead of a bit of starchy chew.

Surprisingly, my son ate this without accusing it of being a pasta imposter (it is in actuality somewhat of a pasta imposter, but a scrumptious one).  I saw him give a brief funny look, but thankfully no questions followed.  (He does not like the word “squash”.)  My daughter, the enigma, didn’t take a single bite.  But I have a feeling she will come around next time I serve it.  I think she’ll prefer the sausage/greens version, or a pesto.

Try it and tell me what you think!
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By |January 13th, 2014|Mains, Sides, Uncategorized|1 Comment|
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