Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Weekly Food Staples

It’s a Fact: Life is hectic these days. Moms and dads are working, kids are going back to school, the myriad activities throughout the entire household and the list goes on and on. So how does one stay successful with eating … Continue reading

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Popcorn!

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West Bend Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper Add about 1/4 cup organic corn kernels (which by the way are high in fiber and anti-oxidants) and about 1-2 T coconut oil to the Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper and watch the popping action … Continue reading

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Peppermint Ice Cream

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Ingredients: 1 cup milk 3/4 cup granulated sugar pinch salt 2 cups heavy cream 1 T vanilla extract 2 drops Young Living peppermint oil 1/8 cup of cacao nibs Instructions: In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar and … Continue reading

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All About Juicing

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Have you ever read what is in those “all natural” and “fresh” juices? They are not even close to fresh or natural. So without going off on a tirade about them, here is my favorite way to start the day … Continue reading

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Homemade Bread

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You don’t need a machine to make this bread. This is an old fashioned recipe that requires only 6 ingredients along with a dose of labor, love and patience.  Ingredients: 3 cups white or whole wheat flour, or 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken Provencal

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Ingredients: 1 whole roasting chicken 2 T extra virgin olive oil 1 T minced garlic 1 T fresh thyme ½ tsp fresh rosemary 1 tsp fresh oregano Zest and juice from one lemon  1 tsp salt Instructions: 1) Preheat oven … Continue reading

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Fish Soup

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Ingredients: 2 1/4 lb whole fish, scaled, cleaned and gutted (white fish works the best like halibut, cod, flounder, etc.) 8 cups of water or more 1/2 cup olive oil  4 carrots chopped 2 celery chopped 1/2 yellow onion chopped  … Continue reading

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Homemade Corn Tortillas

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Ingredients: 2 cups masa harina (corn meal is not the same thing) 1/2 tsp sea salt 1  1/2 cups hot water Instructions: Mix the masa and the salt together Stir in the hot water; using your hands blend the ingredients … Continue reading