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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.


Melon Sorbet

Cantaloupes are getting ripe now.  Honeydew is also getting ripe.  So, why not try a fun recipe that combines both melons?  Melon sorbet.  Easy and tasty.  And healthy.  One cup of cantaloupe contains about 75% of the RDA for vitamin C and nearly as much potassium as a banana. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup Cantaloupe, diced 2 […]

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Eggs Florentine Casserole

People used to a eat a hearty breakfast to start the day with rather than skipping breakfast or eating some high carb grab and go item like a processed breakfast bar.  A hearty breakfast can gives us sustainable energy and help us avoid the need to snack all day.  This recipe makes for a reasonably balanced […]

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is an underrated food.  It is a great low carb alternative to pasta, but with grass-fed butter and salt, it is also a great side dish on its own.  Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to cook it.  Admittedly it can be hard to get it to the exact consistency you want when […]

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Simple Arugula Salad

Here’s a simple salad recipe you can make using arugula, an underused leafy green.  Arugula has plenty of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients and provides some variety to your standard salad.  Arugula has a peppery flavor that makes it much more exciting than iceberg lettuce with way more health benefits (like cancer fighting).  Rumor has it that […]

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Fried Okra Alternatives

I’m currently selling okra at the farmer’s market, so, of course, I feel the need to post an okra recipe.  I’ll admit I’m not and have never been much of an okra eater, even though I grew up in the south where fried okra is a must this time of year.  And let’s face it, […]

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Sardine And Artichoke Salad

Sardines and artichokes are both pretty darn healthy foods, so why not combine them into a tasty salad?!  Sardines are full of good Omega-3 fatty acids and are a good source of protein.  Artichokes have fiber and are a pretty decent source of folate.  They also have powerful antioxidants and are known to support liver […]

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Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple salsa is best when it is made fresh, and it’s great in the summertime when peppers are fresh from the garden.  With the pineapple and the bell peppers, this recipe contains a good amount of vitamin C.  Pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme that can increase digestion.  Mint can also be beneficial to digestion […]

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Green Beans with Green Onions

My husband and I grow Blue Lake green beans.  We eat them and sell them at market, and right now, they are coming in.  This recipe gives you some brief direction on how to simply cook fresh green beans plus how to jazz them up if you so desire.  I highly encourage you to go […]

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Hollandaise Sauce – The Best Way to Eat More Veggies

Having a hard time eating lots of veggies?  Just add hollandaise sauce to cooked cruciferous veggies and you’ll easily be able to gobble them up.  This sauce is a a great way to get in healthy fat and fat soluble vitamins A (retinol) and D.  Yum-0-yum, broccoli, here this sauce comes!  INGREDIENTS: 4 Pastured Egg […]

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Warm Lemony Summer Squash Salad

It is currently summer squash season and you are probably growing some or someone at work is bringing in their extras.  If not, head to your local farmer’s market to get some to make this wonderful side dish.  While summer squash can’t be accused of being superfood, yellow squash and zuchinni do contain vitamins and […]

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