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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.


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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Green Bean & New Potato Salad

This is a nice side dish to provide some veggie, some starch, and some fat.  Combine this with a grass-fed steak and you’ve got a nice meal.   INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 Lbs. Cooked Quartered New Potatoes 3/4 Lb. Green Beans (Thawed Frozen is Easy) 1/2 C. Olive Oil Based Dressing   (Try the dressing recipe from […]

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Chutney & Salmon Salad

I’m not all into chutney, but this sounded interesting.  Be sure to make your own chutney or buy one with low sugar and all organic, whole food ingredients.    INGREDIENTS: 12 Oz. Boneless, Skinless Canned Salmon, drained and broken up 3 C. Broccoli Slaw (buy a bag of organic) 2/3 C. Homemade Dressing of Your […]

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Spicy Lime Chicken & Veggies Salad

I think I’ve noted before that I’m not big into regular lettuce based salads, but I do like salads on occassion.  Salads are a good way to combine protein, fat, and veggies.  I just like salads that are not so “traditional”.  Just add a baked sweet potato on the side to this salad and you’ve […]

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

It’s fall and fall crops of broccoli are coming in.  And the days are getting cooler which makes us start turning towards warmer foods.  I shouldn’t even have to tell you how good broccoli is for you.  It is truly a superfood!  But if you aren’t overjoyed at eating it raw or steamed, then you […]

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Mustard Greens Salad

I’m not much of a salad eater and I don’t find lettuce to be particularly nutrient dense, so you don’t often find me eating “traditional” style salads.  But when fall comes around and my father-in-law’s mustard greens are coming up in the garden, I like a nice mustard greens salad.  I don’t really make the […]

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

This recipe is totally packed with lycopene.  Lycopene is an antioxidant found in both watermelon and tomatoes (giving them their red color).  Lycopene is thought to help prevent certain types of cancers and heart disease.  At time of posting for this recipe, both watermelon and tomatoes are in season.  INGREDIENTS: 2 – 3 C. Cubed Watermelon […]

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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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