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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Beet Strings

Salad: 4 cups spinach 8 strawberries 2 Tbs raw walnuts, crushed 2 Tbs raw pumpkin seeds 1 beet, peeled, then spiralized or shredded Dressing: 6 Tbs  sherry vinegar or raw apple cider vinegar 1 cup olive oil 4 Tbs dijon mustard 2 Tbs. chopped parsley Sea salt Pepper Blend ingredients in a Bullet or by… Read more

The Green Machine Smoothie

Gorgeous and green, this smoothie provides some excellent fruit antioxidants as well as powerful spirulina. 1 1/2 cups water or a tea that you love 11/2 medium apples, cored and diced 1 1/2 medium oranges, peeled and seeded 1-4 handful fresh spinach leaves 1 1/2 Tbs spirulina or blue-green algae 1 Tbs chia seeds 2… Read more

Balancing Blood Sugar – Part II

It’s no secret that too much sugar in our diets can result in many health problems, most of them a good deal more serious than bad complexion or moderate weight gain. Over the past several decades, chronic disorders such as insulin resistance, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes have swept through our country, as well as… Read more

Premier French Dressing

2 parts flax seed oil or hemp seed oil 1 part fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar small amount agave or maple syrup tiny amount sea salt or Nama Shoyu (unpasteurized soy sauce. You could also use Tamari – gluten-free soy sauce. JWS) a pinch of Frontier Seasonings Pizza spice a pinch of cayenne pepper… Read more

Two Great Dairy-Free Cream Cheeses

Best Cream Cheese Ever 1 ½ cups pine nuts 1 ½ cups raw sunflower seeds 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice ¾ tsp. whole black peppercorns 3 cloves garlic 1 ¾ tsp. sea salt If you soak the nuts and seeds overnight you can use the full measurements.  If you forget to soak them, use scant… Read more

Balancing Blood Sugar – Part I

Good health is all about balance, especially when it comes to blood sugar. Our brain relies on glucose (sugar) for fuel, and it is important to keep blood sugar balanced to feel good, have energy, and think clearly. Glucose requires insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, to carry it to the cells. While other… Read more

DIY Sauerkraut

Cabbage has naturally occurring Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a bacteria that is excellent for gut health and will help the sauerkraut ferment.  You can use additional probiotic powder, but it is optional 5 lbs. (2.3 kg) shredded cabbage, red or green or a mix of both 2 Tbs (36 g) salt 1 cup (100 g)… Read more

Fabulous Fermented Foods

I read lots of food, nutrition, and diet books these days.  One thing that is very often included in the list of things that help to maintain a healthy gut is the practice of regularly taking probiotics. Until a few years ago, I didn’t know what probiotics were, how they might be helpful. It turns… Read more