Nourishing Traditions: A Book Review

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon: A Book Review Find the book on Amazon here PROs Sally Fallon does an excellent job detailing what ancestral nutrition is and explaining how traditional practices can maximize the nutrient density of foods and beverages. She reviewed the lipid hypothesis and how our country came to think that fat wasContinue Reading

Eggplant Parmesan with Green Beans

Eggplant Parm with Green Beans We go meatless for a meal here and there and this was so filling and satisfying that we didn’t miss the meat at all! (Also, I had another helping- when it’s good, wholesome food there is no restricting in this house). If you’re going to serve the eggplant over pasta,Continue Reading

Breakfast Enchiladas (with and without meat)

Breakfast Enchiladas (with and without meat) Recipe makes approximately 22 small enchiladas (6 egg/veggie, 16 with meat) 2 bell peppers chopped 1 large onion, chopped Olive oil for cooking (or cooking fat of choice) 10 eggs 1/4 cup milk of choice 1/2 of a 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained (or more if desired)Continue Reading

Veggie Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna I am modeling this lasagna after the veggie lasagna I remember from summer camp (which was essentially Stouffer’s, I imagine)? I would get it any time I didn’t want the regular meal or whenever I heard they were serving it, really. I have fond memories of it. During all three of my pregnancies,Continue Reading

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

1 red bell pepper One 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup tahini (I use Trader Joe’s) 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped or minced 2 tbsp cold water 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt (more to taste) 1/4 tsp cumin Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut theContinue Reading

Why I Will Never Be Vegan

I shouldn’t say never, but I’ll get to that later. The short answer to this question is that humans cannot reach optimal nutrient levels with plant-sourced foods alone. That’s really where I’m coming from with this. Plant-based protein and fat sources are not as bioavailable to our species, and therefore cannot be the only sourcesContinue Reading

Why I Stopped Counting Calories

The short answers: It didn’t work. It made me miserable. The slightly longer, more scientific answers: It is not sustainable in the long-term if you want to live a “normal” life. It oversimplifies the science of weight loss, to the detriment of the individual. “Calories in, calories out,” am I right?!? No. Not right. ThisContinue Reading

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