Archive for the 'winter' Category

Feb 16 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots

It is cold and dreary outside but it’s not too early to think about warmer weather, flowers, fresh fruit and veggies from the garden and local farmers markets. While you are counting down the days and weeks until spring, its time for some Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Our Roots. This includes: 1. shaping up […]

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Feb 11 2015

Season of Love: History and Health Benefits of Chocolate

Does Chocolate Make the Heart Grow Fonder? Chocolate comes from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. The word theobroma is translated as the food of gods. Chocolate was used by the Aztec Indians to make a beverage which was believed to have restorative properties and it was used in religious ceremonies. Europeans […]

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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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Jan 26 2015

Warm Your Heart-Good for Your Heart Supper!

It is cold outside and its the time of year for comfort food! When I think of comfort foods, I think about warm and carbohydrate, however, I realize that in order to have a balance of nutrients-I need to mix it up with a little vegetables and some other healthy recipes. I wanted to share […]

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Jan 20 2015

Healing Foods: Building a Healthier Immune System

Winter time is cold and flu season and one of the best ways to stay well is to eat a healthy diet! Eating meals and snacks rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low in saturated fat is the best way to build a strong immune system. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and […]

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Jan 15 2015

3 veggies to Eat and Grow this Winter

Celebrate the New Year by eating more local food in 2015 with growing some winter greens. Arugula, kale and collards are easy to grow when it’s cold. These power greens will continue into spring fairly easily also. Having them readily available is a great way to add them to your weekly menu! Growing Tips We […]

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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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Dec 08 2014

Local Food in the Winter: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Pears and Goat Cheese

This is a salad from my new book, Farm Fresh Nutrition: Eating Green and Clean. Supporting Your Local Economy. You can find most of food locally during the winter. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Pears and Goat Cheese 1 large butternut squash, seeded, peeled, and cut into one inch cubes, or other squash you have […]

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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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Sep 21 2014

Squash Season Means Healthy Season

I wanted to share a few pictures of the squash available at Flying Cloud Farm http://www.flyingcloudfarm.net/ and some other varieties that I picked up from Mountain Harvest Organics http://www.mountainharvestorganic.com/index.html The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler and now there is an abundance of fall squash at the farmers markets and there are […]

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