With all of the wonderful farmer’s market produce available in July and August, a different spin on the traditional tomato, cucumber and onion salad is to fix a Panzanella salad. A popular Italian (especially Tuscan) salad, there are many variations of it, but at its core it includes bread, fresh ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and onions… Continue reading Panazanella Summer Salad
Andrea Beaman (right) and myself (left) barefoot with beachy hair! I mentioned in last month's newsletter that I'd share a few highlights of the retreat I went on in the Outer Banks - "Take Back Your Health." I was so inspired by many of the classes and speakers, as well as some of the other… Continue reading “Community Builds Immunity, Safety & Happiness”
Instead of the usual black tea, I wanted to create more of a therapeutic tea made from Burdock root, green tea, hibiscus and stinging nettle. Once you have all the ingredients in hand, this is easy to pull together a wonderful, healthy cup of hot tea. Tea Ingredients: Burdock root is very high in anti-inflammatories,… Continue reading Boost Your Health with SugaVida Burdock Chai Tea
With an abundance of basil in gardens, now is a great time to make pesto and to use it on a variety of recipes -- pastas, salads, grilling fish, snacks and more. Kathleen Foland introduces her recipe that's packed both with flavor and nutrition! https://youtu.be/YRAlAItn21Q Ingredients:One and a half+cups tightly packed basilOne cup of nutritional… Continue reading Non-Dairy Pesto With a Boost of the Sea
Yes, a couple of years ago, everyone was making everything out of Cauliflower. We even shared our own article in a blog post about "The Incredible Cauliflower." Recently via Cooking Light/Real Simple, they shared 9 healthy, store-bought ways to enjoy it to make consuming this healthy vegetable easier. So put some of these on your… Continue reading Cauliflower is Still Hot
It's the time of year that we all make New Year’s resolutions be more fit, get healthy, eat better, be nicer, save money, spend more time with family and friends and more. We get caught up in our own schedules and our kids’ schedules and so we often find ourselves eating out since it’s more… Continue reading Welcome to 2020 – A Simple Way to Implement Some of Your Resolutions!
According to most nutrition experts, the key to an overall healthy diet is to limit your intake of "ultra-processed" foods. We all know this, but it’s so easy not to do it. Unfortunately, they make up about 60% of total calories and contribute 90% of calories from added sugars. We also all know that we… Continue reading 8 Ways to Limit Your Intake of Processed Foods
What promotes our efforts to look and feel good and what undercuts our efforts? What are these dream destroyers that undercut our real goal of improving ourselves or maintaining our recent past improvements? Is it our attitudes or our outlook on change? One deterrent is perfectionism, the other is fear. These two traits can then… Continue reading Look Good. Feel Good.
Recipe excerpted from The Herbalist's Healing Kitchen by Devon Young. from Page Street Publishing Co., 2019. We saw this Fermented Cranberry Salsa recipe online (written by Devon Young) and had to check it out. It's an herbalist-favorite fermented cranberry salsa for gut health. As the article points out, cranberries are a classic example of food… Continue reading Fermented Cranberry Salsa