How Sugar Substitutes Stack Up

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I think by now we all realize that sugar is something to be avoided, but do we really know why?  In table sugar, glucose is the portion that is used by our cells for energy.  The best sources of this are starchy vegetables. Fructose on the other hand is the portion that we need to try to avoid.  Fructose cannot be used for energy by our cells, the liver must.. Read More

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Bulletproof Coffee and Why I Changed The Recipe

In the past year the term “bulletproof” coffee has become a household name. Well maybe! Butter and oil in coffee????? I remember when I first heard of the concept I thought it sounded totally gross! How did this concept start, and why do people do it? The inventor of Bulletproof coffee is a guy named Dave Asprey who has a best selling book called “The BulletProof Diet”. According to his.. Read More

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Slow-cooker Chicken Piccata

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I am in love with my slow cooker.  I recently bought a new one on the recommendation of a friend that can brown the meat right in the crock pot.  You can find it here on Amazon.  I found that when a recipe called for me to brown the meat first I never did it because I didn’t want to waste a pan (and I’m lazy) so I’d just throw.. Read More

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Grain-Free Pad Thai

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Thai food, Chinese food, Japanese food can you say yum?  Soy sauce, MSG, wheat…can you say belly ache? at least for me!  I love finding unusual recipes that fit all my dietary needs!  The newest and latest gadget that I have discovered is called “the spiralizer” you can find it on Amazon here.  It takes vegetables and spirals them into thick or thin noodles or ribbons that you can use.. Read More

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Ginger-Garlic Chicken Thighs

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I love to cook, I love to eat.  I love to make things that make everyone in my family happy.  That doesn’t always happen  I would not normally post a boring chicken recipe but this one was so easy and delicious and made the kids, husband and me all happy!  I sometimes find that people turn their noses up at thighs and legs and think that the only way to.. Read More

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Maple Brussel Sprouts and Why You Should Eat Them

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Remember as a kid, hiding these in a plant when your mom made them?  This preparation not only makes them delicious but kid and husband friendly!  What you need: 1 bag or bunch of brussel sprouts. If little you don’t need to cut, if larger trim ends and cut in half a good drizzle of olive oil to cover brussel sprouts, I’d say about 2 Tbsp’s a good drizzle of.. Read More

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Iodine: Eating Sea Vegetables to Help Your Thyroid

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A simple way to boost your thyroid function and protect against cancer?  Add kelp or other sea vegetables to your eggs, soups, salads or anything you can sprinkle seasoning on.  I am not a fan of iodine supplementation in pill form (unless supervised by a Dr. for extremely low levels that have been tested).  But organic toxic-free sea vegetables are a safe way to boost your levels.  Many of us.. Read More

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Orthorexia Nervosa | When Healthy Eating Goes Wrong

From Wikipedia, Orthorexia Nervosa: “a proposed eating disorder or mental disorder characterized by extreme or excessive preoccupation with avoiding certain foods perceived to be unhealthy,” introduced by Steven Bratman M.D. in 1997. In 2009 Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association described it as being “solely concerned with the quality of the food they put in their bodies, refining and restricting their diets according to their personal understanding of.. Read More

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Substituting Coconut Products for Everyday Foods

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Coconut products are often a good substitute for many common ingredients that can be highly intolerant foods for many people, such as dairy, gluten and soy: Coconut Yogurt – use in place of dairy yogurt or sour cream, good with yogurt toppings, in smoothies or as sour cream on tacos or potatoes.  Look for the unsweetened variety and one with out carrageenan Coconut flour – can be used in baked goods, for.. Read More

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Grain-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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So this is my first food post, yay!  These beautiful grain-free banana chocolate chip muffins are one of my favorites.  These are for all the nay-sayers who tell me “I can’t live without baked good, I could never give up grains!”  I get oh’s and ah’s when I make these and most people are amazed they don’t contain grain flour!  Why do I personally try to avoid flour in my.. Read More

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