Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp local honey
1/3 cup blackberries
Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt
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This stuff is a must -- If you read labels these days you will be hard pressed to find a mayonnaise or salad dressing that doesn't contain some type of vegetable oil. Even the commercial mayos that advertise to Read more
So I got a little wicked crazy this weekend and decided to splurge on some pizza. We do gluten-free carry out around here sometimes, but my future son-in-law inspired me to make my own cauliflower pizza crust. He made Read more
Here's a throwback post that is certainly appropriate for this October weekend. This smoothie matches the season and will be a great way to start the lovely fall day.
Thanks to Smoothie Queen Amy for this great recipe
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Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
So I have been struggling with gluten-free baking because honestly -- I've never been good at baking!! Then when I try to modify recipes using flours I'm not familiar with, it just makes a perfect storm of Read more
If you are like me -- you are just starting to realize why it is important to add supplements to your diet. Even if we are eating a clean, healthy and unprocessed diet; the mineral content of the soil Read more
Do you remember watching Wild Kingdom as a kid? Did you happen to notice that the animals attacking their prey would immediately eat the organ meats. I never really thought about why until I listened to Morley Robbins explain the Read more
Sherry has a great story. She has been diabetic for years and she has made some massive changes!
"I have been on a lifestyle change. It has been a year following a ketogenic food plan. When I started this journey Read more
I’m sure you have seen this elsewhere but I still love this!
Walnuts look like little brains with two hemispheres, upper cerebrum, and lower cerebellums. The wrinkles look like the folds of the brain and walnuts develop over 3 dozen neurotransmitters for the brain
Sliced carrots look like the human eye with pupil and iris radiating lines. Carrots greatly enhance blood flow and functions of the eye. Grandma always said that carrots make your eyes shine.
Tomatoes have 4 chambers and are red just like the heart. They are loaded with lycopene and great food for the heart
Grapes hang in clusters in the shape of a heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell
Avocados look like a womb and research shows that if a woman eats an avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds baby weight and prevents cervical cancer. Ironically, it takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.
Figs are full of seeds and hang in pairs. They increase the number and mobility of sperm.
Onions look like the body’s cells. They clear waste materials from body cells. The tears shed cutting them wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.
Mother Nature knew what she was doing! Eat those veggies!!! Eat those veggies!
Conventional diet wisdom is wrong! Changes in our diets have occurred as a result of the agricultural revolution 7,000 years ago. Unfortunately, the more recent industrial revolution has happened so quickly that our genes haven’t had time to adapt. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes were virtually nonexistent before we rapidly changed our diets. Our ancestors for more than 2 million years ate meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Grains like wheat and corn, soybeans, and sugar were not part of their diet. The processed foods that we are consuming now only contain food like substances and not nutrients. If you don’t believe me–go into Walmart and count how many healthy looking people over the age of 30 you see. More food for thought—Watch this tidbit about the Paleo Diet.
Ever wonder why that belly fat is the hardest to lose? It’s because we aren’t eating enough magical MUFA’S. Monounsaturated fatty acids are the perfect antidote to a fat belly! These plant-based fats are healthy because they are organic elements. They combine to form a flexible chain that flows through your arteries –because they are flexible, they don’t get stuck on the walls of the arteries and cause corruption. Saturated fats, on the other hand, are sticky and inflexible—-they gum up those arteries.
We can declog those pipes by adding more monounsaturated fats into our diet like oils, nuts, seeds, avocado, and dark chocolate. Go for adding a MUFA at every meal!
Here’s a great recipe from super foodie Kathy–AngelaMD’s wellness expert!
Belly Fat Fighting Black Bean Salsa
1 cup black beans –soaked overnight to prevent gas and cooked
(if you must, use canned beans but rinse and drain them well)
8 ounces fresh or frozen corn
1 large tomato diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 avocado diced
1/2 Tb red wine vinegar
2 Tb lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)
1 Tb olive oil
Mix together and enjoy those MUFA’s fighting off that waistline!