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Seed Saving Time! Seed Saving Tips and Techniques.

Seed Saving Tips: Choose your plants wisely by finding the healthiest and best-producing plants to collect seeds from. There is certainly something to be said for good genetics when it comes to propagating plants. In order to collect viable seeds, the plants have to be allowed to “go to seed”.  During this stage of growth,…

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Finding Time To Eat Healthy

Most of us know what we are supposed to eat, but many of us wonder how to find the time to shop for fresh foods, let alone prep and cook them.  This is difficult with our busy schedules and is often what stands in the way of incorporating healthy foods into our diets.  Here are…

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Healthy Green Snack

Today on my lunch break I ran over to a local market and with not much to chose from I grabbed something green on the discount shelf or the, ‘I’m about to expire but still totally edible’ shelf.  When I got back to the office I opened up my mystery lunch to find what ended…

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Top 10 Foods to Avoid If You Are Trying To Lose Weight

The foods listed below are foods that you should remove from your diet bring hormones into balance and control cravings. 1. Sugar Refined carbs (white starches) raise cortisol, the main stress hormone.  What does high cortisol mean? A slower metabolism, a messed-up sleep cycle, and a lagging sex drive.  Try following a no-white-stuff-diet for a…

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Nettles: The plant that bites back

Stinging nettles are a personal favorite when it comes to herbs.  A plant that is loved by few, and feared by many. I noticed the other evening that I have a fairly sizable patch of nettles growing in a nice shady spot under a spigot in my backyard. Perhaps this is a testament to how…

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These are a few of my favorite things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.  Eggs go quite nicely with pesto, I’m smitten. Below is the recipe for a wonderful pesto scramble I made this morning that I want to share. I finally gave in and bought a bunch of basil plants from TJ’s.  I just can’t wait for the ones I’ve actually…

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Curried Cauliflower (GF/DF)

Cauliflower does not seem like a favorable kid snack, but believe me this is worth the try.  Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is beneficial for supporting detoxification pathways, providing antioxidants, and is a great anti-inflammatory.  Cauliflower is also a good fiber source and is very low calorie.  See the nutrition facts here.

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Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Bars

This is possibly the best dessert I have ever made and it’s healthy!  No oven needed and gluten-free if you get GF oats.   Recipe makes one 9×9 pan (about 16 squares)

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Italian Cauliflower

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Shiitake & Miso Soup

As our family struggles through the last (hopefully) of this winters colds we are nourished by the warmth of the fireplace, on these cold and rainy days, and lots of soup.  I have come to the realization that soup, mostly taken for granted, can be a really wonderful and easy meal.  This is especially true…

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