The Dark Side of Cooking

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  Summer is here and we break out the grill! Nothing quite screams “summer” like the smell of charcoal, roasted corn and sizzling steak fresh off the grill! As a family, we love the grill and I love the convenience of not having to slave over the stove for a meal; even as dark words […]

Boost Metabolism With Pineapple Ginger Cayenne Kombucha

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  It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and the urge is hitting me today!  Perhaps it is in tribute to a fellow blogger, TR Crumbley who passed a week ago.  He was just 29, battling an aggressive form of duodenal cancer. I connected with him a few years back during our “Sunday Supper” chats […]

Lactogenic Foods That Increase Breast Milk Production

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A few days ago, a friend called to ask about lactation foods (foods that increase production of breast milk). Even as I rattled off some foods that came to mind, I realized I get asked this question a lot.  Just one of the perks of being a community nutritionist who places a lot of emphasis […]

Strengthen Hips and Knees with Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Joint Juice

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Fresh pineapple juiced with ginger and fresh turmeric is a sweet drink with a kick courtesy of the ginger! I drink this regularly to ease my joints and it has worked wonders. A few years back I started to get those nagging aches in my joints that are classic for someone who has the start […]

Homemade Kombucha To Heal Your Gut

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My first taste of Kombucha was at Trader Joe’s! I paid $4.50 for 16 ounces and was quite pleased with the pleasant tasting, fizzy slightly tart ginger drink that gave me a quick pick me up. I went back to buy it on days when I was detoxing or mini fasting and loved the energy it […]

Bring Back Bone Broth Benefits

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In the days of our ancestors, the hunter gatherers of the stone age  when they had no antibiotics, chemotherapy and all the advances of modern medicine they had good old reliable ” bone broth” which was the cure for everything from rheumatism to diabetes! The ancient bone broth was not just an ordinary stock but […]

Homemade Sorrel : The Feel Good Anti Stress Drink

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  A little while back I got hooked on sorrel, a red Jamaican drink made from sorrel leaves, ginger and spice! There was this little health cafe near my old place of work in DC and I walked up there often to get a glass for $5.00. It is a soothing, calming drink that naturally […]

Pineapple Ginger Lemonade Laced With Turmeric #SundaySupper

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Zesty Pineapple Lemonade with a hint of ginger and turmeric is a refreshing  healthy drink  that is perfect accompaniment to any meal.  My Sunday Supper team is doing a picnic theme and I am making my favorite drink : Pineapple lemonade! I love this drink and make it every time I need a boost! It’s […]

Medicine Cabinet Makeover! Natural Ingredients to Ease Indigestion!

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Medicine Cabinet Makeover! Natural Ingredients to Ease Indigestion! That uncomfortable full feeling you get in your gut when you eat a heavy meal is generally a symptom of indigestion. Some of the symptoms include frequent belching, nausea, heartburn, stomach pain and general discomfort in the belly. All of us have had it at some time […]

Sea Salt Vs Table Salt! Which Should You Use?

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With all the varieties of sea salt floating around the market, it has become a popular household name. From reality shows like Chopped to Cupcake Wars, sea salt is a common, important ingredient. Touted for it’s all ‘natural quality’ everyone seems to prefer sea salt to iodized salt! Ok, I am not slamming sea salt […]