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SALAD SEASON

Summer is here and with this awesome season of sunshine, green grass and fresh fruit and veggies comes “SALAD SEASON”. Salads are easy and the possibilities are endless as to what you can add to your greens. I always buy organic greens such as spinach, arugula, mixed greens, baby kale, romaine, and butter lettuce. I […]

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Raw vs. Cooked Spinach

Good question right? Do you know the answer to this. I did not know but was in a situation that caused me to research this very topic. I had a large package of raw organic spinach in my fridge this week that was at it’s “best before date”. I knew that we were not going […]

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I love my SLOW COOKER!

If there is one thing I have learned about living with a fatigue rich disease such as MS, is to prepare our evening meal in the morning when my energy is best. My slow cooker has become my most used kitchen appliance. I love it. By the late afternoon and early evening my MS fatigue […]

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Oranges

Oranges fell off my radar screen when I gave up orange juice many years ago. Why? I don’t know. I remember as a teenager, I would cut up two oranges and eat them as my “infront of the tv” snack. That was a good habit for a teenager. I personally don’t drink orange juice as […]

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I LOVE POTATOES!

And rightfully so….. Potatoes are a superfood. Health benefits abound. All kinds of potatoes are equally nutritious, varying slightly in vitamin and mineral values. There are so many different potato types on the market today. There are russets great for baking, new potatoes great for boiling or oven roasting, yellow flesh potatoes, red skinned potatoes, […]

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Vegan & Gluten free Christmas Cookies

Tis the season to give yourself permission to enjoy a few sweet treats that you wouldn’t normally have in your daily or weekly health regime.  It’s Christmas.  Let’s enjoy without letting down our healthy “guard”.  Rather than reaching for the white sugar laden, white gluten flour and bad fat processed cookies, here is a recipe […]

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Turnips

With our Thanksgiving fresh in my mind, I’m reminded of a vegetable that we don’t include in our weekly rotation of vegetables very often.  It is often served at holidays along with the festive roast turkey dinner.  I never would have thought that this rarely eaten vegetable would be so good for you.  Time to start […]

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Fall Cooking

I love fall.  I love the crisp air, the colours on the trees as the leaves get ready to fall to the ground, lighting candles to add warmth to my home, sitting by the fire with wooly socks on and a homemade blanket from my Mom over my lap. I love fall for the changes […]

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It’s Peach Season

We have landed in our new “home” province of British Columbia, Canada on the very west coast of our beautiful country.  My honey and I are in the process of moving here.  I know….it’s a big move.  But…heh…why not.  Vancouver Island is going to be our new address for now.  I’m sure we will stay […]

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Spring Simplicity

Spring is here.  Breath in the fresh air, enjoy the renewal of all things. A wonderful combination of spring vegetables, good EVOO make a simple spring pasta dish…quick, very few ingredients.  Incredibly tasty and healthy. PASTA VERDE: 1 pkg of fusilli or penne pasta of your choice (I always use gluten free, organic brown rice […]

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