Why Hidden Sugar Matters and What the FDA’s New Labeling Rule Reveals

If you've spent any time reading about healthy food and healthy diets, you undoubtedly know that sugar is not healthy. But did you know that sugar has driven the rates of diabetes and diabetes type illnesses in the US to 1 in 3 Americans? Or that the cost of these illnesses is now increasing faster than the GDP? This is a serious health challenge, and it looks as if the FDA [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Good Stuff|0 Comments

9 Things You Need to Know Before You Start a Juice Cleanse

1. You should know your fasting blood sugar levels (first thing in the morning) before you begin a cleanse. If blood sugar levels are normal, including fruit juices as a midafternoon treat during a cleanse is fine. Otherwise, restrict higher sugar content ingredients in your juicing plan. Pre-diabetic or diabetic persons should work with their personal health care professional closely during any cleanse. Knowing your fasting blood sugar levels before [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Juicing|0 Comments

How to Choose the Right Turkey

Choosing the right turkey for your table can be trickier than you might think. You need to decide what you actually want in a turkey to get this right. Need Foolproof? Go Self-Basting If you're looking for foolproof moist meat and are not a stickler for flavor or are intimidated by the entire idea of this holiday cooking thing, then a self-basting, injected bird is probably your best bet. Don't [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Good Stuff|0 Comments

Six Secrets for a Terrific Thanksgiving Turkey

These steps will make it a breeze to glide through Thanksgiving with the perfect turkey. 1. Choose the Right Turkey for Your Table For us, there's no question, we want a locally raised, heritage turkey from one of our local farmers or the farmers who supply our local butcher. Read this if you want to know more about choosing a turkey. 2. Get Started on Time for a Great Finish [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|Good Stuff, Recipes|0 Comments

Healthy Food Tip: 5 Things You Need to Know so You don’t Turn Your Grass Fed Meat into Shoe Leather

As many of my readers know, I’m passionate about grass fed meats. Grass fed or pastured meats - meats from animals that have never been fed grain - are becoming very popular because they are so healthy. But the improved health is not the only thing that is different about grass fed meats. How you cook them is different, too. And in this case, what you don't know will definitely affect your [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Good Stuff|0 Comments

Are You Eating these Spring Superfoods? How to get the Most Powerful Nutrition of the Year While You Can!

Creamy mixed Spring greens, onions, garlic and fresh pastured butter and cream. It is Spring in the Pacific Northwest and a long and lovely Spring it has been, too. This year we've had the longest Spring I can remember, with bouts of sunny warm days inter-mixed with showers and storms all the way back to February. Incredible weather, to be sure. All that sunshine and rain has meant [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

5 Tips for Keeping Warm and Well Waiting for Spring to Show

Kombucha brewing in a covered mason jar We've been thinking a lot about our friends still buried in snow as Spring approaches, and so it seemed appropriate to offer some tips for keeping our energy up while we're still trapped indoors. Here are a few things we do around our house to stay warm, well nourished and powered up even as we wait for the chance to get [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|Good Stuff|0 Comments

Got Great Healthy Food and Natural Skin and Body Care at Wholesale Prices? Check!

  Thrive Market - Check it Out! Have you heard? There's an online  wholesale market that is all about healthy delicious and organic food, organic skin care and other natural and healthy products! It's full of all the things you want for your family at prices you can afford! What a concept! Yay! But it gets better.  You can actually sort through what they offer by a whole [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|Good Stuff|0 Comments

Could this Ancient Nut be the Super Food the Modern World has been Waiting for?

The Coconut Bible by Annie Deeter, released January 2015 by Galahad Press Learn how the coconut can heal the brain, repair the skin, improve digestion and combat aging. And that's just the start. Discover the legends of the 'tree of life' as well as its ancient and more recent history. Follow the trail of its precious oil from its early 20th century rise to fame and fortune through [...]

By | February 1st, 2015|Books|0 Comments

Cranberry Bars: A Delicious Way to Get the Full Power of Cranberries!

Cranberries: The Miracle Food of the Holiday Season My favorite part of the onset of the holiday season just might be that it signals the cranberry harvest. That brief window of time when fresh cranberries can be found in the market, at farmers markets or even at nearby local farms. These tiny, tangy and tart late fall berries add a lovely and delicious flavor component to bring a [...]

By | December 14th, 2014|Fruits and Vegetables, Recipes|0 Comments