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Belly Feel Better: Gut Soothing Beverages, Part 1

While on vacation in Vermont, I ate something that didn’t agree with my stomach very well.  When you eat in unfamiliar restaurants, you never really can be sure what ingredients are being used, or what’s going on behind the scenes in the kitchen. That’s why my daughter and I prepared much of our own food. […]

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Hearty Bolognese Sauce, with a Twist

Have you ever made meat sauce with chicken instead of ground beef? My mother always made hers with chicken thighs, and they added so much flavor to the sauce, while absorbing the flavor of the tomatoes as well. It was a favorite growing up. Today, I share my version of a twist on the classic […]

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Gluten Free, Paleo Food Swap: Grain Free Pasta Replacement #1

Whether you’re looking for a healthy alternative to traditional gluten free pasta, or are  trying to swap out the grains and processed foods for (real food) veggies, here’s a simple substitute that you might enjoy. Have you ever tried spaghetti squash? After you steam it, you can rub a fork through it, and it’ll become […]

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Paleo Style Sausage and Peppers

Growing up, my mom used to make tomato sauce with sausage, which gave it a nice flavor. Up until recently, I rarely did so, as we don’t eat pork too often.  That all changed when I discovered grass fed beef sausage! It’s truly delicious, healthy, and environmentally friendly as well. Most people don’t think of […]

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Digestive Health 102: The Healthy Soil/Gut Bacteria Connection

“Throughout history, we’ve seen civilizations rise and fall based on how they treated dirt.” ~Jamie Lee Curtis, narrator of Dirt! The Movie Does the farmer who produces your food treat the soil like dirt, or like the living, breathing “skin” that our planet will depend upon for future generations? That’s how the soil was described […]

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Incredibly Simple, Dairy Free Ice “Cream”

It’s heating up here in New York, so today I bring you a naturally sweet, cool treat! It’s refined sugar and dairy free, and gut healthy too (more on that below). All you need is a food processor, and you’re set. Here it is: PrintIncredibly Simple, Dairy Free Ice “Cream” Prep Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: […]

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Paleo Power Cereal

One morning last fall, I was driving my teenage son and his friends to a sports practice when one of them asked what another had for breakfast. Two out of the four said they’d eaten some kind of sugary cereal. That cookie one was mentioned. When they asked my son what he’d had, he said […]

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Gluten Free, Grain Free Blueberry Nut Bars

Gluten free baking can be quite complicated, and that’s why using almond flour is a simply delicious alternative! You don’t need to combine it with any grain based flours, and it has a buttery taste without any dairy. Now, most almond flour recipes don’t have as many steps as this one happens to, but I […]

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Digestive Health 101: The Army Within

Did you know that you have 10 times more bacteria in your body than you have cells? Believe it or not, you have trillions of them! They live on your skin, in your mouth, but mostly, in your digestive tract. In our anti-bacterial, super-sanitized society, that information may be a little hard to digest; but […]

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Lemony Garlic Chicken

First, the simple recipe. Second, how to make informed poultry choices.  For those interested in that topic, please see below. The great thing about chicken is that is can be made so many different ways, and you really don’t need a fancy recipe to make it taste good. So, today I’m going to share a […]

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