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Jan 09 2015

Happy New Year! Eat More Local Food to Improve Your Health!

January is the time of year we set goals to help achieve weight loss, mange a better blood sugar, reach better blood lipid or high blood pressure levels. Healthy eating also lower the risk of cancer, reduce uncomfortable GI symptoms and much, much more. Most of us are not patient when it comes to lasting […]

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Jan 07 2015

Warm Your Heart! Soups On!

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As the temperatures begin to head towards zero degrees where I live and the fact that many of us are trying to eat healthier for new year, a bowl of soup is a tasty option! Canned soups are high in sodium and low and flavor. Many soups that are eaten out on the run are […]

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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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Jan 13 2014

Happy New Year: Find Your Inspiration!

2014, hit the ground running! In January, do you like to start off with a clean slate or at least get back from where you left off from the holidays? Many of us set New Year’s resolutions which include health goals to lose weight, lower blood pressure, manage blood sugar or just plain eat better […]

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Dec 18 2013

Week Five Health Concepts Holiday Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge: Healthy Holiday Sweets

We are now at Week Five with just a few more weeks to go. You can do it! I have to confess, I love handmade holiday desserts. Last year I told myself that I would stop making holiday cookies for family and friends when someone very special to me said how much she loved the […]

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Dec 02 2013

Health Concepts Nutrition Holiday Challenge Week Three: Surviving the Holiday Party!

You made it through Thanksgiving and only five weeks until the new year. Today is the day to recommit to your holiday weight maintenance goal. You have heard when the “going gets tough, the tough get going”. Now is the time to get tough. The parties begin in the weeks ahead. If you are a […]

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Oct 30 2013

Eating Local at the Apple Orchard

I took some time off from writing the past few weeks but I wanted to share with you the wonderful time that I had at Justus Orchard when I volunteered with ASAP’s annual farm tour. This beautiful place is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Hendersonville. Once you get there, be prepared […]

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Jul 24 2013

Worker Bee Has Sweet Treats Coming Soon!

This morning I had the pleasure to chat with Laurey Masterton, proprietor of Laurey’s “Gourmet Comfort Food” Café and Catering, about her new book The Fresh Honey Cookbook: 84 Recipes from a Beekeeper’s Kitchen available in September and her upcoming dinner with Firefly Farm on August 1st at 7 pm. During our time together, Laurey […]

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Sep 05 2012

Tomato Reminiscing

Some of us celebrate the last bits of summer with a trip to the beach over Labor Day weekend, my husband and I celebrate here in the mountains with the last of the summer tomatoes. It has been our tradition to visit the farmer’s market if we don’t have enough of our own tomatoes and […]

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Aug 31 2010

Here’s Tomatoes to Your Health

Get the tomatoes while they are still plentiful. This tomato salad includes purple Cherokee, yellow pear, stripey,and rose from our garden with a brandywine, red and green zebra ones from the Asheville City tail gate market. I then added purple and green basil leaves and some local mozzarella cheese! I tossed the salad with a […]

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