Whole30

Spinach-Basil Pesto Recipe

PrintSpinach-Basil Pesto Ingredients2 cups of fresh spinach, stems removed 2 cups of fresh basil, stems removed 1 cup of garlic infused olive oil (or plain olive oil and add extra minced garlic) 1 tsp of course salt (or to taste) 1 tsp of minced garlic (or to taste) 1/2 cup of walnuts (budget friendly nut)…

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Whole30: How to Get Ready For Your Food Makeover

Have you ever considered a food makeover? We don’t think twice about refreshing the kitchen but what about an overhaul on the food we eat?  Could certain foods trigger your chronic headaches or other health issues? Everyone loves and, on occasion, needs and deserves a makeover.  Like me, you’ve at one time experienced an organization…

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Eat Real Food and Never Diet Again

Eat Real Food and Never Diet Again “I am going on a diet,”  remarked the woman in front of me at the supermarket check-out. She didn’t seem overly enthused about her upcoming dietary challenge. In fact, she seemed nervous and sad. She can’t remember a diet she didn’t try.  Exasperated with her weight gain, she…

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5 Health Benefits of Gardening and 4 Tips to Get You Started

Whenever I think of gardening  I envision Mary Lennox, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s character, from the perennial novel, The Secret Garden.  Mary, a product of the Victorian era where children are to be seen and not heard, stands in front of her well-heeled yet emotionally disconnected uncle/guardian and with a lump in her throat, sheepishly asks for …

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6 Effective Real Food Habits for Healthful Living

Science, industry, and government have complicated our food.  Food is intended to be simple and pleasurable.  Instead, we rely on specific food movements to tell us how and what to eat.  Based on the statistics for obesity, high blood pressure, and chronic diseases, our Western diet has failed us.  Sadly, in most of America, pharmacies…

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Wholesome Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Whole30 Compliant)

The goal in real food eating is to find recipes that use clean ingredients.  My daughter, who is my partner in kitchen creations, and I blended this scrumptious wholesome chocolate banana smoothie (Whole30 compliant/vegan/GF) that is packed with ingredients plucked from nature.  The typical smoothie offered at a restaurant can be a bit deceiving.  Most…

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Whole30 Meal Plan for One Week

The former editor of America’s Test Kitchen (ATK), Christopher Kimball declares, “I hate the idea that cooking should be a celebration or a party. Cooking is about putting food on the table night after night, and there isn’t anything glamorous about it.”  Kimball may not have designed a Whole30 meal plan, but after decades of…

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