The Lowdown on Lima Beans

Since I shared my tasty Lima Bean Taco recipe, I thought I would give you some info about the lowly Lima Bean.  It was named for the capital of Peru, where lima beans have been cultivated for over 7,000 years!  They are sometimes referred to as “butter beans”, but the…

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SPRING!……or not……

Are you just as bummed as I am that we just can’t seem to REALLY get to Spring?  We’ve waited SO long……and we’ve been teased.  It is now April 15th and the snow has been flying today.  Boo…..hiss!  It’s so easy to get down about the weather we have contended with…

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Dallas Buyers Club

Did I get your attention?  What, you ask, has the movie Dallas Buyers Club got to do with nutrition??  My husband and I watched the movie last weekend.   What a stellar movie….intriguing subject matter….superb acting.  What a surprise to find references to amino acid therapy, essential fatty acids, and whole foods.  The…

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Alkalinize for Body Balance!

Your amazing body is continually striving for perfect balance!  It will do everything it can to maintain balance….and regain it if things get “out of whack”.  Overall, your body needs to be alkaline…with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5.  Unfortunately, many foods in our diets are acid-forming.  Stress, toxins, and…

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Alkalinizing Lentil Chili

I discovered this easy and delicious recipe in the February 2014 issue of Yoga Journal!  We all need more alkaline foods to balance the highly acidic foods that are present in our diets.  I’m talking pH here….  Internally, our bodies need to be in  balance.  Well….externally, too 🙂  Meat and dairy…

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Clear the Clutter….

I was recently surprised with a new book from a wonderful friend!  It is called Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter and Discover Who You Are by Stephanie Bennett Vogt.  In a nutshell, it is about combining the ancient wisdom of space clearing with the more-modern wisdom of clutter clearing…

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Ch- ch- ch- Chia!

Chia Seeds…..who would have thought there was mega-nutrition in the seeds that sprouted those silly, hairy plants advertised on TV!  Actually, chia seeds have been around for thousands of years.  They were a revered food of the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures.  Chia seeds are packed with plant nutrients with antioxidant properties.  They…

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