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This is the basis for how I keep my kitchen "stocked" (ha ha see what I did there?) with healthy, homemade broths and soup bases.

The pantry staple I NEVER buy at the store (and why…)

The pantry staple I NEVER buy at the store (and why…) The pantry staple I NEVER buy at the store (and why…)

The pantry staple I NEVER buy at the store (and why…)

Please don’t rob my freezer. I package up quarts of chicken, beef and fish stocks that I make from kitchen scraps and spare bones that end up as bone stock in my freezer. Little did I know that grocery store stock ranges in cost from $3 a quart to $5 per quart.  Wow!  Making this […]

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m and m look delicious!

Am I Compensating for Something? You betcha…

Am I Compensating for Something?  You betcha… Am I Compensating for Something?  You betcha…

Am I Compensating for Something? You betcha…

I was recently out in a social situation with some friends when one of them (accurately) observed that I had helped myself to some (more than a few) white chocolate M & M’s and she said, “I didn’t think you ate stuff like that.” She’s right: I ate M & M’s, and I normally don’t. […]

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Backyard “Superfoods” to Grab Now at Markets and Yards Near You

Backyard “Superfoods” to Grab Now at Markets and Yards Near You Backyard “Superfoods” to Grab Now at Markets and Yards Near You

Backyard “Superfoods” to Grab Now at Markets and Yards Near You

I’m teaching a class on “Super” Salads this Sunday, and while I love a media-hyped “superfood” as much as the next health-obsessed home chef, I’m also interested in what I can get locally, and in many cases, hyper locally. Generally, a superfood gets the moniker because it’s exceptionally nutrient-dense and high on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical […]

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New Summer Hours and Location for Appointments with Amy

New Summer Hours and Location for Appointments with Amy New Summer Hours and Location for Appointments with Amy

New Summer Hours and Location for Appointments with Amy

  Starting in June, I’ll be honoring the season (and my daughter’s school calendar) by meeting my clients exclusively out of my home office in Bristow.   My NEW office address is: 14053 Rora Moss Place, Bristow, VA   Hours:  Tuesday 1-4, Thursday and Friday 4-6.  Other days by appointment.   Lighthouse Chiropractic has kindly allowed […]

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What to eat now: Go with the flow of the season with raw foods

What to eat now: Go with the flow of the season with raw foods What to eat now: Go with the flow of the season with raw foods

What to eat now: Go with the flow of the season with raw foods

Seasonal eating is one of the first ways I teach beginners to add new foods to their diets. It’s also somewhat of a mystery, since most foods are available year-round thanks to our world-wide food distribution system that has rendered the seasons moot in many grocery stores. Just because those apples are available in April, […]

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Recipe Review: Eating Well’s Mushroom-Beef Noodle Soup

Recipe Review: Eating Well’s Mushroom-Beef Noodle Soup Recipe Review: Eating Well’s Mushroom-Beef Noodle Soup

Recipe Review: Eating Well’s Mushroom-Beef Noodle Soup

Mushroom-Beef Noodle Soup Recipe | Eating Well. I made this soup tonight from scratch out right after work, and it was amazing!  Warm, homey and not too rich.  Sometimes beef stews can be a little heavy handed for my taste, but this was just a pound of meat stretched over three bowls and a ton […]

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Kale & Bean Soup with Sausage

Kale & Bean Soup with Sausage Kale & Bean Soup with Sausage

Kale & Bean Soup with Sausage

MAKES: 8 CUPS | ACTIVE TIME: 30 MIN This is a Wegman’s recipe that I slimmed down with chicken sausage and turned into a crock pot wonder!  I do all the prep in the morning, turn the pot on, and fugghetaboutit.  You can make it go even faster by doing your chopping and prep work […]

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5 Healthy Foods For Your Kids

5 Healthy Foods For Your Kids 5 Healthy Foods For Your Kids

5 Healthy Foods For Your Kids

It seems today that kids are in a rut with eating the same things over and over again. Growing kids can’t live on French fries, pizza, and hot dogs alone. The key to pleasing any kids’ palate is to make the meal fun for them and not to let them know when they’re eating right. […]

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Sprouted Flour Zucchini Nut Bread

Sprouted Flour Zucchini Nut Bread Sprouted Flour Zucchini Nut Bread

Sprouted Flour Zucchini Nut Bread

This is what I am bringing to this weekend’s event at Image in Leesburg.  Remember to come on out and join us for a collection of healthy lifestyle businesses for an afternoon of beauty from 2-5.  You can find out the full details here:   Sprouted Flour Zucchini Nut Bread Ingredients: 5 eggs 1 cup […]

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Digestion and Enzymes

Digestion and Enzymes Digestion and Enzymes

Digestion and Enzymes

I just returned from a busy week of travel, including three days in Philadelphia at a Loomis Institute course all about enzymes.  Imagine: 20 hours on one topic in three days; good thing this is one of my favorites! There was a lot to learn (two binders and 20 hours worth, to be exact), and […]

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