Hot and Cold Springtime Asparagus!

Here in northern Indiana asparagus is harvested from April through June.  There are 20 edible varieties of asparagus, but the green spears are the most abundant and popular. Asparagus is part of the lily family, and the spears are shoots from an underground crown.  That crown can produce shoots for…

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The Studio Open House Recipes

Teri Dobson and I were thrilled to present to a great audience on Sunday, March 17th at the Open House for The Studio in downtown Elkhart!  After some noon-time chair and standing yoga, and a nutrition talk by yours truly, we all enjoyed a whole foods lunch.  Many of you in…

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Zucchini-Surplus Brownies

*Surplus refers to the prolific nature of the zucchini plant.  It rather takes over one’s garden and produces an abundance of zucchini plants.  I ended up grating and freezing bags of zucchini that might have gone to waste. *Zucchini is an excellent source of minerals important for bone health…..like magnesium…

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Truly yummy wheat-free biscuits!

I’m back to exploring the world of living wheat-free.  I picked up a copy of the Wheat Belly companion book….Wheat Belly Cookbook.  It’s full of recipes for familiar comfort foods like quick breads, brownies, and biscuits prepared without wheat flour.  We had a pot-roast  last night, and I thought that some biscuits…

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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower

These cruciferous veggies need to marinate overnight before roasting, so plan ahead accordingly!           **Preparation Tip: Cut cauliflower into 1 inch florets and halve or quarter each Brussels sprout 5 minutes before assembling this dish.  This will allow the health-promoting compounds in the veggies to reach their maximum potential……and the flavor…

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Swiss Chard with Apples

This month’s recipe coordinates with my “Nourishing Nuggets” information about Swiss chard.  I had some huge, beautiful leaves waiting in my fridge to be used.  Here are the ingredients for this recipe for one (increase accordingly for more people): 5 large organic chard leaves, washed and patted dry (Stack the chard,…

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