Oh, the places my food has been!

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It’s always surprising to see the places my foods have been! If only plants could write their history…   This winter, when I shopped for some of my kitchen staples, I paid attention to how far food travels to get to my kitchen. The lemons, garlic, mushrooms, avocado, carrots, celery, canned tomatoes, and assorted frozen …

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Bone broth: Drink to your health!

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Many of us have had the experience of suffering through a miserable cold only to be brought back to life by someone’s version of grandma’s chicken soup. Grandmothers all over the world make wonderful soups from scratch, and almost all of them start with bone broth, an often forgotten, not-so-secret-formula for supporting optimal health. The …

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Ketchup – a sneaky way to promote good digestive health

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At the risk of sounding like a lyrical jingle from the Minnesota Public Radio show Prairie Home Companion, today’s blog is brought to you by ketchup. Ketchup you ask? If you’ve ever read the ingredients on any of the popular brands you know that most of them contain high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and …

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Decisions to make in the cereal aisle

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As some of my close friends could attest, up to a year after my return from living in rural Nicaragua, a trip to a supermarket was traumatic for me; I would become catatonic after a simple trip down the breakfast aisle at the local grocery store. There were just so many boxes, so much stuff …

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The healing power of Tomatoes

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July is typically when tomatoes ripen in northern climates. Farmers’ markets are heavily stocked with delicious ripe tomatoes in all types of heirloom varieties. The flavors offered in local fresh tomatoes are a giant leap from what you might find on supermarket shelves because tomatoes are one of many vegetables that taste much better when they …

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Gorgeous Greens!!

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Celebrate the summer solstice by serving yourself some delicious salad greens! Remember that long, cold winter? We thought we’d never see summer, but it’s here, and greens like lettuces, spinach and arugula are abundant. Now is a great time to find some delicious greens at your local farmers’ market. Or, better yet – pick some fresh …

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