Category Archives: RecipEmail

buckwheat (wait, it’s not wheat?)

Today we’re bringing back the grains. Gluten-free grains can bring a host of nutritional benefits to your granola bowl and we certainly don’t want to skip them if we don’t have to. The basis of today’s granola recipe causes some confusion in the gluten-free realm, namely because of it’s name.

Are you ready to get groaty with some buckwheat groats granola?

You may be asking: Are you sure buckwheat doesn’t have wheat?

It’s a good question!

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nutty digestion

When it comes to paleo, nuts can be a paramount part of the protocol.

And yet, nuts don’t work for all of us.

You may love them. (I do!)

You may hate them.

Your body may thrive with them. (That’s me!)

Or your gut may say no-way nuts.

Let’s break this down (in more ways than one)…

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take this tiger by the tail!

I’ve got a question for you today…

If, as you likely know by now, you are equal parts bacteria and human, just who (or what) are you feeding when you sit down to your morning meal?

While we’re still learning more each day—mapping what’s going on with those microbes and how they influence our states of health and illness, from gut to brain and immunity to pain—it’s time for each one of us to take the tiger by the tail.

We’ll do just that with the second recipe in our granola series and this week’s featured ingredient…

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Cauliflower is your new spud

Many are ditching the spud with their effort to eat a lower carbohydrate or lower glycemic diet to support overall health. Both intentions are commendable for those struggling with chronic disease or their precursors. While cauliflower has only a smidge more protein than potatoes, the fiber content is higher and the carbohydrate content is significantly lower. This last reason is the #1 explanation for why cauliflower is flying off the farmer’s market tables…

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New years are like breakfast. . .

For most of us, when the clock struck midnight New Year’s Eve, we realized that the time had come to lay the end-of-year indulgences to rest and start the new year off fresh. After all, the first days or even month of the new year are just like breakfast – the opportunity to begin anew. (Can you feel the thrill of it? I can!)

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a perfectly sized seasonal prize (cookies inside!)

This week I’m taking our spice focus to the cookie jar!

I couldn’t help myself. Collections of cookies are showing up in the holiday mail and I’m baking cookies for the Christmas party at my son’s school tomorrow night.

And, if I’m to be perfectly honest, I’d pass up pie any day for a plate of cookies!

They’re sweet and cute – like the kittens of dessert.

They land in the day like a neat little (well-deserved and perfectly sized) prize…

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the stars in your spice rack

What achievements and capabilities are you most grateful for this year?

Make a list.

Check it twice.

And be sure to give yourself a gold star. (You’ll see, it feels quite nice!)

We’ve been talking a lot about the stars in your spice rack this season, but today’s star takes the stage in both form and function…

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baby, it’s cold outside (kick up the heat with cayenne!)

Kick up the heat, take a seat, and stop for a beat! Let’s have a cuppa.

what’s in my spice cupboard today?

it’s cayenne!

This red spice that’s best known for turning up the heat in your Tex-mex, and on your tongue, has a long history of use as a home-remedy, especially in the Americas…

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the spice that helps digest your Thanksgiving dinner

Let’s face it, holidays can bring a lot to digest, on many fronts. And, guess what, spices can help!

If you’ve ever been to an Indian restaurant and saw a little bowl of seeds at the counter, that’s fennel. It’s common practice in India to chew the seeds after a meal both to help freshen breath and stimulate digestion.

Let’s look at why during this day when there certainly is a lot to digest…

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the comforting spice that makes everything nice

For the next few weeks, we’ll start to uncover colorful spices and their culinary and medicinal uses – it’s our focus for the month ahead and as we move into the holidays, and it’s a perfect time to think about comfort in relation to our spice exploration.

Whether you’re a seasoned spice user or rarely venture beyond the basic salt and pepper, there’s so much to explore in the world of spice. (They really do make everything nice!)

Get creative and spice it up!

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