Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers! This article is a must read. Think all ingredients added to food have passed government safety testing? I used to. They wouldn’t allow this stuff to be sold if it wasn’t safe, … Read More
I love Food Rules
I am currently getting ready to take a course to become a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, offered by Immunitrition. I am super jazzed about it and can’t wait to learn more about healing foods, like fermented foods, superfoods, and how to choose the most nutrient dense/nourishing foods for my family. I am sure I will be learning lots that I … Read More
She takes her Fish Oil straight up!
Fish oil is probably one of the most common supplements that people take these days. With all of the talk about the healthy fats in fish oil, as well as a myriad of other benefits, most of us agree that taking a fish oil capsule a day will contribute to our overall health. But how do we know which brand … Read More
Friday Happy Hour #1
Welcome to Friday Happy Hour! Check out all of the interesting things Kelly and Tamara found this week. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, enjoy and cheers! This study came out recently and got a lot of attention. It seemed like every news group carried this, in print, on tv and on the internet. Really, egg yolks are as bad … Read More
How to make your own Greek yogurt
If you want to be sure your Greek yogurt is the real stuff, make your own!! Making your own Greek yogurt/yogurt cheese/strained yogurt is a pretty simple task. You need the following ingredients: full fat, plain yogurt (organic if possible) cheesecloth or a very thin dishtowel strainer bowl a large jar with wide mouth (or blender) wooden spoon … Read More
Is your Greek yogurt really Greek yogurt?
Greek yogurt has gained tremendous popularity over the past several years. Plain Greek yogurt is supposed to be higher in protein and lower in sugar and has a thicker consistency than plain regular yogurt. People have really fallen in love with it! I was first introduced to Greek-style yogurt in 1996, while living in Amman, Jordan. A container of lebneh (similar … Read More
Granola – Our Breakfast Cereal
I got rid of all breakfast cereals a long time ago (much to the dismay of my younger son). Besides eggs, oatmeal, smoothies, and french toast this granola recipe serves as our go-to cold cereal option. I have it with milk in the morning or sprinkled on yogurt for a snack. I bet it would be delicious on vanilla ice … Read More
Zucchini and Herb Frittata
**This photo cracks me up. My daughter had already dug in to the frittata before I had a chance to take a picture. With the basil sprig, we laughed that it looks like Ms. Pacman! My family fell in love with frittatas on a trip to Spain last spring. Well, really we loved the ‘Spanish omelette’ which is essentially a … Read More
The Reverse Food Pyramid – What if Our Food Pyramid Were Upside Down?
I recently stumbled upon this Nutrient Dense Food Pyramid courtesy of Sandrine Hahn of Nourishing our Children that addresses where our priorities should be. I love it. And, I think our country would be a much healthier Nation if we were all to follow guidelines such as those in the picture above as well as the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Healthy 4 Life dietary guidelines.
Tamara’s 10 tips for starting your Real Food journey
How do you even begin to start with Real Food? It can be so overwhelming, especially if you are used to eating processed foods and are just beginning to rethink your diet lifestyle. I remember making the transition and being a bit overwhelmed! I am a person who likes to dive headfirst and do it all but changing the … Read More
Head First into Real Food
That was my approach. And it is probably one that I wouldn’t recommend. But this is my personality. If I want to learn about something, I want to learn all that I possibly can RIGHT NOW. After reading Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, I wanted to know more. I read this book, then this one, and this one! I … Read More
Does your grocery store sell food?
The photo above made the rounds on Facebook recently. It made me cringe then and it makes me cringe now. I am sure many people would look at this and think “What’s the big deal? It’s just a picture of a grocery store.” However, when I look at an image like this, I think…”Where’s the food?” I am sure there … Read More