Category Archives: RecipEmail

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Have you ever kept a gratitude journal?

Either you shouted a big ‘yes’ or you’re ready to hit the delete button and throw this email in the trashcan before reading on.

I’ll confess, if you were ready to toss this newsletter to the cyber Oscar the Grouch on your desktop, you’re not alone. I’m not usually one to count my chickens. I may give them a nod on occasion, but not with any pomp or circumstance, publication or ceremony.

But today is different.

All day today I drove around the island of Kauai with such a sense of gratitude that I decided to document it, share it, and invite you, even if just this once, to stop in your tracks, right now, and think of just one thing you’re grateful for.

Don’t force it, let it just come! There’s likely one thing that comes to mind.

Savor it!

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Aloha to Aloe

I’m writing to you today from an island.

The skies are fickle, the land is lush and the sea and sand are sweet as can be.

Chickens and kittens run wild and every so often you hit a patch of road that smells of aromatic, rotting fruit.

Can you guess where I am?

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get your digestive system into mint condition

Just the other day I asked my son what his favorite treat was.

The choices? Cookies, cake or ice cream.

I knew the answer.

When I traveled out of town last month and left him to ride his bicycle to camp each day, he took the pocket money I gave him and stopped at the gluten-free, vegan food cart for a scoop in a gluten-free waffle cone every single day on his afternoon travels back to the friends house where he was staying while I was away.

Summertime teenage freedom and a daily scoop of ice cream!

There’s really nothing that can beat that…

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slip into summer with this gut lovin’ super-herb

What do the following symptoms have in common?
* bloating
* allergies
* eczema
* depression

Can you guess what’s at the root of all those expressions? It’s your gut.

That’s right, the health of that long twisting tube deep-seated in your abdomen is a key factor in a host of health situations. And those situations might not be a “condition” in and of themselves, but instead a manifestation that something’s gone awry in your primary organ of digestion.

This summer I’m driving this core initiative home with our gut lovin’ superfoods!

You can consider these symptoms in that same camp:
gas, constipation, diarrhea, sensitivities to certain foods, headaches, asthma, decreased immunity, brain fog, anxiety, and the list goes on. . .

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pick a peck of pectin

July is a big month for me.

Today, July 16th, is my birthday!

But July is also the month of the anniversary of my husband’s passing. This year marks my 49th birthday and the 13th year observance of his death.

The two occasions fall just three days apart.

Celebration and sadness.

I think we all know that both can trigger a hankering for comforting foods and sweet treats that don’t necessarily sit so well in a delicate system like mine (and possibly yours too?). We tell ourselves that we deserve that extra helping of strawberry shortcake or, screw it, tonight I’m going to have that summery mango margarita.

In the years that I’ve now been holding these two occasions so close in proximity, they’ve provoked a deep awareness about the different ways in which we culturally honor, celebrate, and observe.

As a result, I’ve been observing just how we observe!

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getting “macho” with your blood sugar

It’s blood sugar balancing RecipEmail time!iStock plantain

RecipEmails, from Replenish PDX are a monthly recipe delivery with a side of information highlighting one key ingredient and one key health concern to bring you deeper into your understanding of you.

This month’s featured ingredient:


(called “macho bananas” in the south!)

also in this RecipEmail:

▪ join me for a Even Keel, a free class about balancing your blood sugar
▪ glycemic in a nutshell
▪ a recipe for Paleo “Macho” Bread
▪ plantains: what makes ’em macho?

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getting rooted (and a little gnarly)

It’s (still winter) RecipEmail time!iStock celeriac-market
RecipEmails, from Replenish PDX are a monthly recipe delivery with a side of information highlighting one key ingredient.

This month’s featured ingredient:

celeriac (celery root)


in this RecipEmail:

▪ a note from Andrea
▪ a recipe for Creamy Celeriac Soup
▪ Celeriac’s gnarly goodness

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get your goji going for Valentine’s Day!

It’s February RecipEmail time!

RecipEmails, from Replenish PDX are a monthly recipe delivery with a side of information highlighting one key ingredient.

This month’s featured ingredient:

goji berries

(and chocolate, can’t forget that this month!)

in this RecipEmail:

~ a note from Andrea
~ get your goji on for Valentine’s Day with these Oh-Gee Goji Nakayummies
~ goji: the most nutritionally rich food on the planet?

I have to admit that I’d never been a fan of goji berries.

My son, Gilbert, doesn’t fancy them either.

But really, they’re so good for you!

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Be Aware and Act Flax!

Hello new year!iStock flaxground
I’m pleased to present you with this month’s recipe delivery with a nice side note of information highlighting one key ingredient. We like to call them RecipEmails

This month’s featured ingredient:


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ode to cheesecake

Since Thanksgiving is just around the bend, I’d like to invite you to spend this next week preparing to treat yourself well through the holiday season. This is the week that the flurry starts with anticipation and preparation and it doesn’t really let up until after the new year. Consider this week your “dress rehearsal”.

How might you create a foundation for more resilience to carry you through?

What are your “best habits” that you can commit to keeping during the frenzy?

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