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Easy Flavor Hacks to Fix Any Seasoning Slipups

Balance is key: in life as in cooking.   A harmony of flavors can make all the difference in a meal.  Ever had a soup that was too salty or a sauce that was too sweet?  One component can throw off the entire dish.  You may be disappointed by the result or confused as to what… Continue reading Easy Flavor Hacks to Fix Any Seasoning Slipups

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Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

For a lot of people in the US, the last few weeks of the year are a time to celebrate secular and religious holidays.  The upcoming weeks may be filled with food, stress, joy, and even some sadness.   As we get busy celebrating the holidays, it can become easy to neglect our health while trying… Continue reading Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

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4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

Fall is all about warming, stick-to-your-ribs, comfort food.  Piping hot stews, casseroles, baked this, and baked that.  It’s also the time of year to get nostalgic and bring out the all-time family favorites.  Cookies, pies, and rich hearty foods line tables household after household, week after week. With so many food options to choose from… Continue reading 4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

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Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

Fall is among us.  The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling down, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and in the US the holiday season has arrived.  Sure this year will look a little different, but the emotions surrounding the holidays will still happen.  The happiness, the joy, the anxiety, the stress, the mixed-feelings of… Continue reading Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

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Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin gets its fair share come fall.  We see it in pies, breads, as pastry fillings, even in beverages.  Its mild flavor lends itself well to most dishes from sweet to savory, and it plays well with a variety of herbs and spices. Pretty much all types of squash are great options as a nutrient-dense… Continue reading Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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Low-Carb Fideo

Fideo is one of things that takes me back to my childhood.  It’s a fill-your-belly-and-your-soul kind of soup that is simple, yet never basic.  I could eat bowl after bowl (and I have).  For those of you without the luxury of growing up with this stuff, fideo (vermicelli), is first sauteed to release its nutty… Continue reading Low-Carb Fideo

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What is Whole Person Health?

Holistic medicine can be seen as unconventional in the Western world.  This thought that our being is interconnected seems peculiar to some, after all we have been taught to compartmentalize our bodies.  Tooth hurts?  See a dentist.  Foot issues? Call the podiatrist.  Have a rash? See the dermatologist for some ointment.  Conventional medicine doesn’t stop… Continue reading What is Whole Person Health?

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Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

We all deal with stress throughout our lives.  It affects us in different ways, at different times, and our ability to cope with it varies from person to person and even from incident to incident.  There are times when a bad grade or lackluster work project causes anguish.  Sometimes it is an issue in our… Continue reading Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

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Coconut Milk Three Ways

I use a lot of coconut products: oil, cream, butter, shredded, water.  All add great additions to any dish whether sweet, savory or spicy, but none reign quite as supreme in my book as coconut milk.  I use it a fair amount.  It is rich, creamy, and has a very similar mouthfeel to cow’s milk. … Continue reading Coconut Milk Three Ways

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Creating a Meal Prep Menu

If you saw my last post on meal prepping you saw that it is not always easy, but with a little planning it can be doable.  A lot of time the biggest hurdle is figuring out what to buy.  You want ingredients that keep for at least a few days, preferably a week.  You also… Continue reading Creating a Meal Prep Menu