Zucchini Hummus

Once again, we have a bumper crop of zucchini squash vining its way around our little garden plot!  I’ve used the zucchini in my famous Zucchini Brownies, in salsa, and stir-fry.  I like to think outside of the Zucchini Bread box 🙂  This past Sunday I needed a gluten-free appetizer…

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Exploring Ayurveda

Have you ever heard of the traditional Indian medicine system called Ayurveda?  If you’ve read any of Deepak Chopra’s books, you may be familiar with the philosophy.  Ayurveda is translated as the “knowledge of life”.  Some refer to it as the “science of life”, and it has been in existence…

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The Goodness in Greens

Let’s take a trip down memory lane….back to high school or college biology class.  You’re learning about photosynthesis.  You find out that light from the sun (in the form of electromagnetic energy) is captured by the chlorophyll in green plants.  Mostly red and blue wavelengths are captured.  So why isn’t kale red? …

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Green Drink Inspiration

Here are a few ideas for blending up some green drinks!  You can always experiment on your own.  How can you go wrong?   Take some fresh, organic greens of choice and add them to an appropriate fruit of choice.  Add some pure water, blend, and drink!  Here are some tips…

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The Blendin’ of the Greens

No….I am not Irish….or Scottish 🙂    I have, however, recently been exploring the world of green drinks!  I have greens of some kind everyday…..in a salad….on a wrap….in my protein breakfast smoothie….steamed up with garlic and pine nuts…..   I could go on and on.  But I had not made a habit…

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My Thoughts on “Making Do”

I am in the middle of preparing food to take over to my oldest daughter’s in-laws.  They have invited us over to celebrate Father’s Day!  I’ve got a strawberry-rhubarb crisp in the oven, and I’m about ready to put together a cold quinoa salad with green onions, almond slices, dried…

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Strawberry Heaven!

It’s strawberry season here in northern Indiana!  We have been picking and enjoying ruby-red strawberries ever since the Pilgrims discovered these gems that were originally planted by Native Americans.  Strawberries are low-calorie tasty delights that are packed with health benefits. Strawberries contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins and ellagitannins.  Anthocyanins have the potential…

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Quinoa and Bean Veggie Burgers

Quinoa, that magical complete protein seed that I talked up in my newsletter, can be a part of so many different kinds of dishes.  In this recipe, it takes on a foundational gluten-free role in a fresh and yummy veggie burger!  You can make several substitutions or additions to customize your…

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Morning Energy

I’ve been conducting a little experiment with myself and breakfast lately.  It has to do with what I eat (no surprises there!) and my energy and satiety (fancy word for feeling full or satisfied 🙂 ).  It seems that breakfast meat of some kind helps in that department, but I’d…

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Asparagus: Go Green for Health!

My childhood asparagus memories are of slimy, overcooked spears in a can.  I  didn’t know asparagus….not really.  I believe the keys to loving asparagus are to get it local and fresh, cook it quick (if at all), and experiment with new recipes.  We are right on the brink of asparagus…

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