High-Protein Cornell Bread

Yes, I have read the book Wheat Belly.  I learned that the wheat produced in our country is not the wheat of our parents or grandparents.  It has been hybridized and genetically-modified to produce more seeds…and more profits 🙁   It also contains a higher amount of gluten.  I know that I can’t…

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Become a Protein Warrior!

My diet consists primarily of whole foods…foods as close to their natural state as possible.  So my protein comes from high-quality meat, fish, and poultry; nuts and seeds; nut butters; cheese and yogurt; and plant-based sources (like quinoa).  I don’t often drink my food, but when I do….I have a…

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High Protein Snackin’

I’ve been conducting a snack experiment for the last couple of weeks.  Let me explain….  This year I’ve taken a part-time job as a preschool assistant teacher.  I’m working with 4 and 5 year old children in a pre-kindergarten class.  The lead teacher and I have noticed  (as all teachers…

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An Apple A Day

Colonists in the early 1600s planted the first apple trees in America.  Then John Chapman (later known as Johnny Appleseed) came along in the 1800s to plant untold numbers of apple trees over an area of 100,00 square miles!  This common and lowly fruit is a nutrient powerhouse.  Literally having…

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Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole

There were several large cooking apples left in the bushel basket in the garage.  All I needed was a lovely butternut squash and a few staple ingredients to create a yummy fall side-dish.  Use organic ingredients whenever possible 🙂 *Pierce your butternut squash with a sharp knife and place in the oven…

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Fall, Food, and Family

Hello to everyone!  I haven’t blogged in quite some time.  The last couple of months have been crazy busy, but good.  My 85 (almost 86) year-old mother sold her home and bought a condo just one block from ours.  She is all settled in…. and her cat Chloe is acclimated…

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Zucchini Zest

My garden is literally crawling with zucchini squash!  I’ve been using it in my famous zucchini brownies, in zucchini hummus (see this month’s recipe), salsa, stir-fry, and just-plain raw for munching.  Zucchini is easy to grow and highly nutritious!  The skin is thin and edible…if you like.  The seeds are soft…

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