Good Oils, Bad Oils

Good Oils, Bad Oils

Cooking oil is one of the most common culinary ingredients you’ll find in American homes.  It’s used in countless dishes, but what exactly does it do? The main purpose of using cooking oil is to quickly transfer heat to the food that’s being cooked. ...
Butternut Squash Bake

Butternut Squash Bake

Excellent as a side dish to your favorite protein.  Get ready to fight for the left overs! Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds butternut squash, seeded, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups) 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces dried penne noodles 4 tablespoons coconut...
9 Tips for living with less plastics

9 Tips for living with less plastics

The banning of plastic straws has been a topic discussed frequently in environmental circles. As of July 1st, this became not just a topic for discussion, but a reality for Seattle, Washington, which is now the largest city in the United States that has banned the use...
Pumpkin Muffins – gluten free and nutritous

Pumpkin Muffins – gluten free and nutritous

These muffins are a favorite in my house hold.  They freeze well to make ahead for grab-n-go breakfast, lunch, or snack. Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin or butternut squash puree (below recipe or canned 1/2 cup honey or agave 2 eggs 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp...
Tips to Healthy Grocery Shopping

Tips to Healthy Grocery Shopping

The most common mistakes to avoid Do not get lured into the next latest and greatest marketing campaign.  If it says “healthy” or “natural” that means nothing.  Read the ingredients. They are listed in order of highest quantity to least amount...

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