Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans and Blue Cheese

Chopped Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries, Pecans and Blue Cheese

Brussels sprouts have been all the rage lately.  Not only are they tasty but extremely nutritious.  If you roast Brussels sprouts it brings out a more sweet and nutty flavor so I always prefer roasted to raw.  These little morsels are considered a member of the cruciferous vegetable family and pack a powerhouse of protein, vitamin C and vitamin K.  Enjoy!!       Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts 1 C roughly chopped pecans or...

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We all know that exercising is a pain in the ….

We all know that exercising is a pain in the ….

It all started back in 1988 at a Jazzercise class in Logan, Utah.  I thought “How hard can this be? It’s a class where you dance around using your Jazz hands.”    In walks our instructor and we started our first routine to the 80’s song “Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp.  About half way through the class I felt like I was either going to die of a heart attack or die laughing because the Jazzercise moves were probably the most ridiculous ways I had...

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Spicy Eggplant and Lentil Salad

Spicy Eggplant and Lentil Salad

                Ingredients 4 tablespoons oil ( grapeseed or ghee) 2 1/2 t chili powder 2 1/2 t curry powder 2  medium eggplants cut into 1 inch cubes 1/3 c lemon juice 1/4 c prepared salsa 1/4 c honey 1/4 t salt 1/4 t fresh ground pepper 1 1/2 c cooked lentils 2 bunches of scallions 4 cups of torn romaine lettuce 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and diced 1/4 c coarsely chopped peanuts or cashews 1/4 c fresh...

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Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances – What are the differences?

Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances – What are the differences?

There is a common myth that food sensitivities, allergies and intolerances are all the same and the terms are often used interchangeably but there are very clear differences between allergies, intolerances and sensitivities. You, as a food consumer, should know the differences between all three in order to make better food choices and enjoy better health.         Food Allergies Food allergies are severe reactions that can...

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Kale-Quinoa Stuffing

Kale-Quinoa Stuffing

Ingredients: 2 T grape seed oil 3 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth 2 cups quinoa, rinsed 2 T unsalted butter or ghee 5 cups assorted mushrooms such as cremini, shiitake and oyster – chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 large celery ribs, chopped 6 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 t of freshly ground pepper 7 oz. of kale – ribs removed and leaves coarsely chopped 5 large eggs beaten 1 cup feta, crumbled 1/4 cup of fresh parsley...

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