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Feb 10 2015

Season of Love: Tiny, Rich Chocolate Cake

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Valentine’s Day is at my house is a pretty hectic time of the year, it is right between my husband and son’s birthdays. I feel pressed to be creative and thoughtful in a short amount of time. Over the weekend, I made a new little cake recipe that I wanted to share with you. Since […]

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Feb 03 2015

Season of Love: Find Your True Love!

I love the thought of the romantic aspect of Valentine’s Day! I imagine the thoughts of a candlelight dinner, a couple’s massage, a glass of wine in the hot tub, a basket of chocolates & other goodies, ect, ect………   The two weeks before Valentine’s Day, I am going with the Season of Love: Find […]

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Jan 30 2015

Healthy Super Bowl Snacking

Published by under appetizers,celebrations

If you have plans to watch the game and those commercials, here are a few tips to keep game time a healthy one. Eat a salad or bowl of vegetable soup before its party time so you won’t overeat at the big event. Think about what foods will be available.  If you are hosting, a […]

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Dec 08 2014

Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge Week 4: Snacking Your Way to a Healthy Holiday

How have you been doing on the holiday challenge so far? If it has been challenging, keep working at it. For most of us, the holiday season is a time of snacking. Eating snacks is not such a bad thing  unless it is too much of a good thing. What you choose and how much […]

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Nov 05 2014

Locavore Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving plans have been in the works, whether its traveling far or near to friends or  family, making dinner reservations or planning the menu at home. Thanksgiving was designed around the bounty of the season so it is easy to plan a meal based on what is grown where you live. Depending on the availability […]

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Oct 21 2014

Celebrate Fall with the Abundance of Local Food

Kale, Cabbage and Apple Slaw 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon Lusty Monk mustard 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Coarse salt and pepper 3 cups mixed shredded kale and red cabbage 1 red apple chopped 2 tablespoons diced red onion In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, mustard, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. In […]

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Oct 13 2014


I wanted to share a few pictures of Farm Fresh Nutrition’s book release celebration! We had great food and guests. I wanted to share the recipes that we had on Saturday. Most of these are not from the book so you can have even more local food recipes! All the food was grown locally with […]

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Sep 24 2014

Farm Fresh Nutrition

The Essential Guide to Local Food and Health is Here! Eight years ago, I moved to Asheville, NC and as a nutritionist, I began to make local food connections in Western North Carolina. I began volunteering and working on projects with Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project and I created a series of local food classes at […]

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Jul 09 2014

Local Food Menu and Farm Tour Fun

We had a wonderful time at our garden party and farm tour at First Blossom Farm with Veronica and Garrett! I have been delayed sharing our menu and update you on the event. Veronica took everyone on a tour of the farm which looked absolutely beautiful in the early evening before the sun went down. […]

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Dec 30 2013

Health Concepts Nutrition Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge Week Seven: Have a Happy Healthy New Year!

     The New Year is almost here! If you have been working towards the holiday weight challenge, how have you been doing? If you have not taken part, consider weighing in on January 1st or 2nd and determine if there is change that you want to work towards. I wanted to share a few things […]

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