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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A Spring Walk Sweeter Than Dessert

After a superb supper (that included Swiss chard, edamame, and sweet potato fries), I   went for a walk in my subdivision.  Finally, it was warm enough to go without my winter coat, gloves, and earmuffs!  Winter has taken forever to leave town here in northern Indiana.  I decided to consciously…

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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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The EGG….the Whole EGG….and Nothing But The EGG!

Eggs are full of nutrients…..they’re versitile…..and they’re inexpensive.  They contain all nine essential amino acids, so they are a complete protein.  They are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals for vision, brain, and heart health.   Yes…I said heart health!   Eggs contain choline (a “vitamin-like” substance) that is necessary for heart and brain function, as…

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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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Fit Flaxseeds Into Your Day

My most current Recipe entry (wheat-free biscuits) features ground flaxseeds as a key ingredient.  Flaxseeds are a powerhouse of nutrition that can easily be incorporated into many foods you already eat.  It is super-important that you purchase fresh, quality flaxseeds and store them properly.  Nuts and seeds are high in…

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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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The flu got me fired up!

I am a very recent victim of this flu epidemic we are having.  I should have seen it coming….in fact, I did see it coming.  I was exposed (at close range) at a time when my defenses were low.  The holidays were especially busy and stressful this year.  I thoroughly enjoyed everything I did,…

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