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Practice Responsible and Mindful Eating

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Christian comedian Tim Hawkins delivers a hilarious quip about eating: “Lord bless the bag of Cheetos and this big gulp Dr Pepper. Lord change the molecular structure of this food…change the Cheeto into a carrot stick on the way down Lord.” The first time I heard Tim deliver this monologue in the form of a…

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Olive Oil Buyer’s Guide: How to Avoid An Olive Oil Impostor

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Now and then when a suspicious food topic arises, I have to break out my culinary sleuth kit and do a bit of whole-food detective work in an attempt to unveil food fraud — or the act of deceiving consumers about a food or ingredient for the sake of profit or convenience.  Last year I…

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5 Healthy Eating Obstacles and How to Conquer Them

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The town where I am from hails the existence of sailing vessels that reach as far back as Captain John Smith who explored the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in search of profit from its shores. To this day, generations of families carve out a living from the bounty of the bay with the help of…

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Crush Your Sugar Addiction and Watch Your Health Improve

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{This post contains affiliate links} Sugar addiction grips many people in America, so you are not alone in your struggle.  Most of us either walk around with a sugar buzz or anticipate our next opportunity to score a sugar fix. When we douse our morning brew with our favorite flavored creamer, we awaken the sugar…

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Rekindle Your Love For Salads (free salad recipes)

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(This post contains affiliate links) There was a time in the history of salad when iceberg reigned king of the lettuces. Much to the salad lovers relief, bland iceberg lettuce abdicated its throne to more veritable heads of green vegetation. Commandeering the produce shelves, assorted varieties of lettuces, kale, and micro-greens offer robust taste, stunning…

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8 Week Real Food Revamp

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{This post contains affiliate links which means that I receive a small commission from items purchased from this site. Thank you.} Eating should be a joyful event that we are privileged to participate. Processed foods, diets, digital scales, food replacement programs cast a dark shadow over food concealing its intended purpose. Food radiates the goodness…

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Essential Foods That Are Better Homemade Than Purchased

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Make it yourself or buy it? A question lodged in the mind of anyone trying to balance the demands of time, budget, and health. With the help of co-real foodie and busy mom Olivia DeRoos, we devised a short list of the essential refrigerator and pantry staples that are better homemade than purchased. When you…

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