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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.


Onion Dip for Your Veggies

My husband likes french onion dip, but most every french onion dip on the market is pretty junky with bad ingredients.  So, if you like onion dip and still want to eat clean, check out this recipe for dipping your veggies in. Onion Dip 1 C. Plain Yogurt (or sour cream if you want a […]

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Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

Soups and stews are a good choice for one pot dishes and can be incredibly easy to make and last for days.  You can combine carbs, proteins, and fats all in one dish, and you can eat soups and stews for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  I recommend that you make your own stock to use […]

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Simple Sauces and Dressings to Make in a Snap

Need a simple sauce or dressing that takes bare minutes to make?  Well, here are just a few easy-peasy recipes to add to your repertoire.  You can increase or decrease the amounts in the recipes but stick to the same ratios.  Making these sauces and dressings yourself will help you avoid a lot of the […]

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Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip (or Side Dish)

I made this recipe for Christmas 2014 and really loved it.  Mine turned out a bit thick, and while others did use it as a dip with tortilla chips, I ate it as a side dish.  I also have found it to be great as a leftover.  I have combined it with canned salmon for […]

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Raw Cacao Truffles (with nuts & coconut – yum!)

I just posted a recipe for Chewy Cherry Truffles, but since truffle-like desserts are so awesome, here’s another truffle recipe.  Ingredients: 1 C. Raw Cashews, soaked for at least 20 minutes (and drained)  *Could try to sub in another nut or do a nut mixture 1/3 C. Raw Honey 1/2 C. Raw Cacao Powder 1/2 […]

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Chewy Cherry (or any berry) Truffles

Truffles are popular (because they are so tasty!), and they can be pricey to get really good quality, clean, organic ones.  So, you could just make your own.  With the holidays upon us (at the time of posting), now is a great time to make some homemade truffles to give as gifts or to serve […]

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Butternut Squash Puree

This recipe makes a nice winter side dish.  Butternut is on sale now in my area, so it’s a good time to stock up.  Butternut keeps well for quite awhile.  You could also serve this puree warm after heating it in some coconut oil.  The fat will help you better absorb the nutrients.  Butternut is loaded […]

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Ways to Jazz Up Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Fortunately, I don’t have to cook for Thanksgiving, although I do often take a veggie side dish to the family get together.  When it comes to Thanksgiving, I personally like a traditional meal.  Baked turkey, mashed potatoes, veggie sides, sweet potato casserole, and a “fall” type dessert. Basic stuff, but here’s a few simple ideas […]

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Spinach and Potato Fritatta

This is an easy dish that makes a complete dinner.  It’s a tasty way to sneak some spinach into husbands and children.  For a little more nutrition, you can substitute sweet potatoes for the red potatoes.  *Please note – this dish is not for those with autoimmune disease due to the dairy and nightshade content.    INGREDIENTS: 6 […]

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Salmon & Cream Cheese Omelet

I’m a big advocate of getting lots of protein and healthy fat for breakfast.  Eggs and salmon provide both.  The cream cheese is a taste bonus for those that can tolerate dairy.  INGREDIENTS: 2 Tsps. Butter 4 Eggs, beaten 1/4 C. Cream Cheese 1/2 C. Flaked Smoked Salmon Sprinkle of Salt & Pepper Add Ins: […]

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