Spirulina: A Nutrition Boosting Algae

Spirulina is often referred to as blue-green algae (although it’s really a cyanobacterium). Either way, it’s also a popular health food. And one that actually lives up to its hype. Spirulina Nutrition Commercial varieties are grown in fresh warm waters. However, spirulina traditionally grew under extreme conditions, such as in volcanic lakes. Thus, it has developed […]

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The Healing Powers Of Bone Broth (plus Recipe)

Have you ever been told to eat a bowl of chicken soup when you’re sick? I bet you have. But do you know why? It’s truly an ancient tradition. But the truth is, not all chicken soups will do the trick. Especially those found in a can. Traditionally chicken soup was made by simmering vegetables, meat […]

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Homemade gifts for the holidays - Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru

Homemade Gifts For The Holidays

Holiday Gift Giving The holidays are just around the corner.  Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa whatever you celebrate, the winter season of gift giving is here. People love to get, and gift, food gifts. One of the challenges with food gifts, however, is that many of the pre-made options come with ingredients that are not […]

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Avoiding Chinese Food But Still Consuming MSG?

If you think MSG is only in Chinese food, think again. This toxic flavor enhancer is allowed by the FDA to be hidden under dozens of ingredient names and is in all sorts of processed foods, especially canned goods, soups and low-fat foods as well as restaurant foods, beverages, chewing gums, supplements and even in […]

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Greensbury Market – A Review

I write and talk frequently about eating cleanly, well-sourced foods.  From pesticide-free, non-gmo produce to pastured eggs, grass-fed dairy, and more.  For a number of people it’s not always that easy to source clean meats.  Grocery stores don’t always carry what you want, it may be organic but it’s not grass-fed, or it’s grass-finished not […]

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Pasteurize Eggs With Radio Frequency

  Eggs are a wonderful part of a balanced nutritional plan.  Despite all of the kerfuffle about the cholesterol in eggs, it’s a healthy food which provides protein and choline.  Each egg delivers a whopping 6 grams of protein while choline is an essential nutrient.   Part of the b vitamin family it is responsible […]

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Adventures In Australia

This article was contributed by my friend Cindi Hall.  We’ve known each other since way back when, she was one of my first customers purchasing whole ground flours from me and learning how to use them in her kitchen.  Over the years she’s become a great local advocate for healthy eating and avoiding GMOs.  I’m […]

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Eating On The Fly

I’m off unexpectedly off on another trip.  Thanks to my friend Trudy Scott I found out about Author101 in Las Vegas and was able to work it into my schedule.  I’m so excited to be going to this conference and thrilled to be learning more of what I need to know as an author to […]

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Fabulous Real Food Breakfast Ideas

Fabulous Real Food Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast, the best way to start your day For many people breakfast is an afterthought. A cup of coffee and a bagel on the way out the door. Or possibly nothing at all. But it seems that conventional wisdom about breakfast being the most important meal of the day may be true. Studies show that […]

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Texas State Fair 2013

  The Texas State Fair is going on right now and my husband I decided to take some time off to go check it out.  We realized that the only “State” Fair we’ve been to is the Big E in Massachusetts.  And even though we’ve lived here for several years we’ve not yet made the […]

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