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Mother’s Day Luncheon

It is always a pleasure for me to entertain and cook for people.  Cooking healthy food for friends, family and clients that is also beautiful and delicious is my passion.  I absolutely love to do it, especially on an important day like Mother’s Day, and for my own mother and daughter. This Mother’s Day, I…
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Two-Day Detox For Better Health

No time for a 7-day cleanse? Get cleanse benefits in 2 days with a two-day detox!  There are so many options for taking a break from high impact foods. You know, the ones you eat on occasion or possibly daily, like bread, sugar, processed foods, etc. Those high impact foods are typically easier to get…
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The Wonder and Benefits of Beets

Having just planted another round of cold-season veggies in our garden, I am particularly excited about the blend of beets waiting to break the soil surface. Golden, striped, and blood-red are the colors of these amazingly beautiful and wonderfully nutritious root vegetables. Just the look of them alone makes you realize the miraculous power of…
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Water Keifer

By now most of us know about the benefits of probiotics for digestion, assimilation of nutrients and for a host of other processes including proper brain function. I have written about foods that are rich in probiotics, such as kimchee and sauerkraut, yogurt and naturally fermented pickles. Now I want to add another to the…
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Iodine – the Essential Element

The question of iodine has come up for some readers after reading my article on salt, in which I suggested using only unrefined salt in lieu of the more common table salt.  Chemical iodine in the form of potassium iodide is added to regular table salt, and most of us assume that we are getting…
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A Pinch of Salt

Salt is a hot topic these days in regard to health, particularly high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. There is always talk of the dangers of ingesting too much of it – mainly in processed foods, but also when added to meals at the table. The most common and typical salt used in the…
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Travel Foods

The Kitchen Goddess Jill Welch prepares a delicious seaside meal while traveling. Traveling this summer? How do you usually plan travel meals while on the road? Whether you are taking a plane, bus, car or train you can still maintain good health while traveling. I hope by now I’ve convinced you that healthy food does…
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Rediscovering Nature’s Abundance

More than any other foods, I recommend eating vegetables. All kinds from land and sea. Vegetables have infinite culinary possibilities. They can be steamed, baked, roasted, grilled, eaten raw, fermented and pickled. They provide a vast amount of vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants and other cancer fighting properties. They are beneficial to the…
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Enrich Your Life With Porch Veggies and Herbs

We’ve just moved into a new house, and having chosen the home and location carefully to fit my lifestyle and priorities, I finally have a yard with lots of sun. Now I can have a successful garden!  For the past 6 years I was living in a location that was very shady and woodsy. Although…
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Quinoa, the Super-Seed

If you haven’t already met, allow me to introduce you to quinoa (pronounced keen-wa). You probably already know quinoa at least by name, even if you have not cooked with it yet. Quinoa is a seed from the plant Chenopodium in the family Amaranthaceae. Grown in South America throughout the Andes mountain range, it has…
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