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Smoked Salmon Brine

I’m normally like to enjoy fish in the form of sushi, but when the weather gets cooler I like to smoke my fish and enjoy an alternate preparation. This smoked fish is perfect with some veggies and rice, over a bed of salad or served as an appetizer mixed with cream cheese, dill and served […]

Spotlight: Turmeric

Why have you been hearing so much about turmeric lately? The growing body of knowledge on turmeric is nothing short of phenomenal! Curcumin is the most widely studied plant-derived medicinal chemical in modern science, according to statistical analysis by researcher Mike Adams, editor of The researchers at has reviewed over 4,000 study abstracts from […]

Are your food storage containers causing disease in your body?

If you have an autoimmune disease listen up. If you don’t, listen up. Let’s get real about what you store and cook your food in. Using plastic to store and heat your food is not good for your health. It contributes to weight gain, hormonal issues, and more. Even buying plastic containers marked “BPA-free” doesn’t […]

Preserved Lemons – You Really Must Make These! ???

Why are preserved lemons a must in your pantry? Not only are they easy but they are incredibly flavorful and transform any dish with a 1-2 flavor punch.  What are preserved lemons you ask? They’re lemons that have been pickled in salt and their own juices and left to sit for a month before using.  Preserved […]

What’s all the HYPE with a BALANCED diet?! ?

Balanced, low-glycemic eating is so important for fueling your body to stay full and energized throughout the day ??‍♀️ What do I mean by balanced? Making sure you have a variety of macronutrients at each meal and always including a good amount of protein and fat with every meal. My favorite protein choices are pastured […]

Wonder Oats (Overnight)

Why would my version of Overnight Oats be considered a wonder food you ask? This version of Overnight Oats includes Potato Starch (unmodified) which is considered a resistant starch. What is so special about resistant starch? Resistant starch appears to have several beneficial effects that may contribute to weight loss, including decreased blood insulin spikes after […]

Cannellini Medley ?

Sometimes simple is best. Fresh ingredients at the peak of their season and some easy to use pantry staples make for a quick, delicious and healthy lunch. 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed 1 cup of chopped tomatoes 2 Tablespoons Chimichurri sauce  (left over sauce is good on cooked meat, fish, poultry…practically anything!) 1 cup […]

Cochinita Pibil Tacos in the Slow Cooker ?

Originating from the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, this slow cooked dish is traditionally wrapped in banana leaves. This version we make a little more user friendly and let the slow cooker do the work. Essential are the pickled onions which cut through the richness of the meat perfectly. 4-5 lb. pork butt 3 Tbsp achiote paste (or annatto […]

Pickled Red Onions ?

Quick pickling is always a simple way to transform an ingredient. Visually, this technique tends to bring out the best in a vegetable, making it look bright and punchy. Plus, it’s simple and easy to do. Coupled with cochinita pibil (or any rich, meaty dish) and it really is a match made in heaven.   1/2 cups […]

Moroccan Inspired Chili ? ?

Lately I have been receiving regular shipments of meat from a sustainable, grass fed farm and with each box they include 3 pounds of ground beef and/or pork.  We’re not big ground meat fans so I have been noticing it piling up in my freezer and had to put a hold on the meat club […]

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