Go Coconut! 12 Ways To Eat Coconut Oil (Coconut Oil Is A MUST!)

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Organic Coconut Oil is a must for a multitude of reasons. I don’t go a single day without using or eating this natural powerhouse. Read: Coconut Oil Continues To Be THE Healthy Choice, written by our Natural Nutrition Advisor, Linda Wolschlager. Enjoy your day!  Always love & healthy choices, Allison Coconut oil is a versatile foodstuff and […]

Local and Lovely: Your Diet Made Delicious!

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In the interest of full disclosure, I did see this somewhere else. However, I am allowing myself to usurp credit based on the modest modifications I have made to the formula. I typically use recipes that I have developed myself from ‘idea seed‘ to table. This was too good to pass over. It includes three […]

Recipes of the Week: Breakfast Brownies, Healthy Dressing & More!

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An Omelet for Any Meal Our favorite foods are all about contrasts: sweet flavors make savory flavors more savory, soft textures emphasize crunchiness, and the visual appeal of different shapes adds to the “yum!” factor. In this omelet, the umami-rich, savory bacon is the perfect foil for the slightly sweet peas, just as the creamy […]

Healthy Protein Food Sources

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Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds and keep your belly full. But it’s important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get the health benefits. Seafood Seafood is an excellent source of protein because it’s usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in […]

Enjoying Your Shrimp Wisely – Scrambled Eggs with Wild Shrimp

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One of the many wonderful things about the world of food – perhaps the most wonderful – is that the stuff that tastes the best is also the stuff that’s the best quality and the most sustainable. I’m talking grass-fed beef, eggs from pastured hens, well- managed wild seafood, etc. People who think about the […]

A New Take on Sweet & Sour – Spring-Into-Summer Salad with Strawberries, Asparagus & Pickles

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What do strawberries and pickles have in common? More than you’d think! In honor of spring shading (sunning?) into summer, I thought I’d try making a seasonal sweet-and-sour salad by tossing together strawberries and pickles. Roasted asparagus and Romaine lettuce provided the backdrop, and a creamy Dijon dressing tied it all together. It’s simple and […]

Vitamin B12 -The Forgotten Energy B

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According to Dr. Raymond Weil, as we get older, our bodies don’t absorb vitamin B12 as readily as they did during our younger years. (B12 is found in animal foods — meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products). This decreasing absorption may help explain why brain size shrinks with age and seniors develop problems with […]

Boost Your Brain Health With Food!

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We eat for many reasons. First and foremost, we need fuel to allow us energy throughout the day. Many of us eat a particular way for the benefit of our heart, our diabetes, our hypertension, our muscles, our weight, etc., however I rarely hear of individuals eating for their brains. The brain controls the body […]

Mediterranean Meals: More Than Just Olives

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Although popular conception would have you believe that the vaunted Mediterranean diet mostly consists of olive oil and vegetables, in reality, it also involves a lot of pastured eggs and dairy. What self-respecting Greek would be without her feta cheese? Or halloumi or kasseri? Then there’s the whole extra-thick, double-strained yogurt that has caught on […]

Reclaiming A Sweet Breakfast Tradition

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We usually think of cake as an indulgence, but if you make a not-so-sweet cake with whole grains, eggs from pastured hens, dairy from pastured cows, and a touch of naturally sweetened jam, I’d say that cake falls more into the Nutritious Breakfast category than most boxed cereals do. Boxed cereals are, after all, mostly […]