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My New Favorite Spice

My New Favorite Spice

    We had a little get-together the other night and after running out of garlic powder, I asked my friend to pick some up on her way to Trader Joe’s.  She brought back this little grinder of Garlic Salt and it has officially changed my foodie life.  Ingredients: Sea Salt, Roasted Garlic, Onion and […]

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Recipe Round-up: 'cleanse-worthy' food for the whole family.

Recipe Round-up: ‘cleanse-worthy’ food for the whole family.

Once a year I love to do a 30 day cleanse. I love the feeling of starting fresh and getting my eating habits and digestion back to their best. Shedding a few unwanted lbs sometimes comes as a side-note to the rest of the package… peaceful sleep, a clear head and focus when I train. […]

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21 days of Sugar Free...Bethany Gillespie's doing it!

21 days of Sugar Free…Bethany Gillespie’s doing it!

by Beth Reid January is the month of Cleansing. I love that. Everyone takes stock of their diet, their life rhythms, attempting to shed their bad habits and accentuate the good. My sister-in- law Bethany Gillespie is in the middle of eliminating sugar, and she’s doing it in a wild way. 21 days with zero […]

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Healthy Made Simple

Healthy Made Simple

Welcome to the New Year! I love how January pushes us all to look for ways to ‘better’ ourselves. It’s tempting to jump onto extreme diets and cleanses, a band-wagon so easily fallen off of! I wanted to share some steps towards health that you might make with your family or housemates this year. Go […]

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Essential Oils For Beginners

Essential Oils For Beginners

You may have noticed that essential oils are a hot topic these days.  I knew of them in my hippie days (oh yes, I had hippie days), but they were never a common topic that I can remember.  But now, most homes I enter have a bottle or two here, a diffuser and kit there […]

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3 Ways to Defend Against Colds and Flus this Winter

3 Ways to Defend Against Colds and Flus this Winter

  By Melody Haldman It’s that season again…here come the sniffles, fever, flu and chills! While I’m not a doctor, I am passionate about keeping my family healthy. We don’t have time to be sick. Who does? I’ve learned much about effective natural remedies from other moms, herbal experts and my own fantastic doctor. God […]

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Benefits of: Going Gluten-Free

Benefits of: Going Gluten-Free

(Note: I’m not a health professional. I’m simply sharing what has worked for us.) GLUTEN is a mixture of two proteins; present in all wheat-based products, many other grain products and countless processed foods and sauces etc. You will find it in most processed foods, and of course all breads, pastas, cookies etc. I’ve been toying with […]

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Seasonal Superfoods

Seasonal Superfoods

Photo credits to Jeremy Bardwell. August is the time of year the farmers’ markets are busting at the seams with rainbows of fresh produce. Subtle wafts of peaches and cantaloupe fill my nose as I walk by, gaping at how enormous the zucchini is, while I pick up a hefty watermelon. It’s tempting to buy […]

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Eat for Energy

Eat for Energy

Eat for Energy   Whether you are a freshman at University studying hard for tests,  a Mom nourishing little brains, or a working couple trying to keep your weight in check –  what you put INTO your body matters.  Our family committed early on to making the healthiest lifestyle choices possible for our budget. We […]

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Hemp Hearts- the Super-Food Salad Topper!

Hemp Hearts- the Super-Food Salad Topper!

I first heard about hemp hearts and seeds from my friends Basil and Susan , a lovely Canadian couple who own a Natural Foods Store ( among other things). They used these powerful little seeds on salads, in smoothies, and in other wonderful recipes. I loved the way they brought so much flavor to an ordinary […]

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