Ginger and Broccoli Beef Recipe

 

To buy coconut aminos :

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Zucchini Pasta

 

Zucchini Pasta or Zoodles

If you are looking for an alternative to wheat or gluten free pasta, look no more; zucchini pasta are fantabulous!

At home, to avoid wheat or even corn (OGM corn), we have tried different kinds of quinoa and rice noodles.

They tend to get boring very quickly, being too mushy and hard to cook al dente.

Of course, the spaghetti squash is always an option but we felt we need something new.

Zucchini pasta, or zoodles – a short version of zucchini noodles – are a pretty cool choice as they can be eaten raw or slightly heated.

The trick is, you have to keep them crisp.

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Healthy Salad Dressing – 4 ingredients

There is something that we can’t get enough of; we eat them every day.  Salads.  

You can imagine that salad dressing is something I always in the fridge.  There is one salad dressing I make and it only has 4 ingredients.

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Our Straw Bale Gardening

Straw Bale Gardening - The Gourmet ConfessionThis quote reinforces why I first got interested in straw bale gardening.

It is from Dr. Patrick Quillin about his fruit garden. “Welcome to my pharmacy!….If you are going to spend time on it, if you’re going to water it, make it something you eat’’. 

I heard him say that on the Truth About Cancer series, while he was showing his very own fruit garden, down in sunny California.

Of course, California has a real water challenge.  But his words did make quite an impact on me.

How should one eat organic produce and not pay too much for it?  Simply by making an organic vegetable garden!

Which we did.  Mike and I.

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Healthy Fast Food

Is there such a thing as Healthy Fast Food?Healthy fast food

I know, you have a busy schedule.  You may have some kids to feed too.

But you still want to eat healthy.

And, sometimes, you get overwhelmed by the time you need to spend in the kitchen.

I know exactly how you feel; having a 16-year old daughter and 2 stepsons of 20 and 22 years of age.

I think you have 2 options

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Garden ideas

Tomates 560_373I know you like food.  How about growing your own organic vegetables?  There are great garden ideas all over the internet but…

I just discovered this CRAZY new way of gardening using straw bales.  This new technique will allow you to grow more food with less work, in less space and with no more weeding.

 

New Garden Ideas

Hard to believe? Take a look for yourself!   Straw Bale Gardening

I think this is absolutely fantastic. No more weeding…just for that specific reason, it’s worth trying it.

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How to Cook Butternut Squash

Fall Squash 5 with logoHow to cook butternut squash is easy as it leaves you time to do other stuff while it’s in the oven.  But first, let’s talk a little about this fruit.  Yeah, you read me right, squash is a fruit!

If you had to choose one food to learn more about, what would it be?  Your answer should be squashes! (in my opinion)

NUTRITION FACTS
All squashes are so full of nutrients, vitamin A-C-E, fiber, magnesium (which is essential to assimilate your calcium) and potassium.  The butternut squash turns into a bright orange when ripe.  They also contain those precious Omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties.

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Paleo Chicken and Shrimp Stir Fry

Paleo Chicken and Shrimp Stir FryMy paleo chicken and shrimp stir-fry is one of the most versatile meal there is.  You can almost throw in any types of vegetables, seafood and meat you have handy.  When you are out of ideas for your next meal, quickly scan you fridge shelves and bins to explore new possible combinations.

If you don’t have a wok, no worries, a large skillet will do the job.

Here are a few tips before you start :

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Vegetable Garden Prep Work

 

Backyard

Our Backyard

I love fall season.  The trees are changing, their colors are so bright and…it’s also time to prepare for the upcoming winter.

This past weekend, we worked hard preparing our future vegetable garden (we moved in this house 4 months ago).

We removed a small tree.   Then, we added some manure that we got from a local farmer.   He was very nice and sold us a bucket for $10. What a deal!  

I think everyone should try to visit local farms.  Like Chef Emeril would say ”Buy Fresh, Buy Local”.   If they agree to sell direct to you, you get fresh and quality products that

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Potato Salad with Eggs

Potato salad with eggs_560_292Potato salad always reminds me of picnics in the park or our family reunions where my Mom and aunts would always make this traditional family dish.

Be sure to serve it cold.

It is creamy and crunchy at the same time.  

This family recipe is definitely associated with some childhood memories.

Very tasty, it goes great with pork, steaks or chili.

 

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