Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

It’s strawberry season here, and I picked 13 pounds of organic strawberries in just over an hour this week. I would have stayed longer, but had to rush back in time to see the US vs. Germany World Cup game! I will definitely be heading back to the farm for another round before the season…

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5 Healthy Beverages to Help You Ditch the Sugary Drinks

Research continues to show us that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages puts us at higher risk for a number of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. These sweet drinks include not only soda, but also sports drinks, chai lattes, and sweetened coffee drinks that are often loaded with added sugar. Instead try these…

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Simple Sweet Potato Pancakes

I truly love that lately all the rules of traditional cooking and baking have not only been broken, but completely shattered. We’ve found ways to make a delicious pizza crust with cauliflower and eggs or ground almonds instead of white or wheat flour. We can make delicious “ice cream” out of bananas without any cream…

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Sugar Health Risks (Video)

Did you know that excess sugar intake can lead to a host of health problems including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, conditions commonly associated with excess salt and fat intake. Check out this video to learn about other health issues that can be caused and exacerbated by excess sugar intake, and then take the…

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce (very low sugar)

This delicious and easy-to-make barbecue sauce is lightly sweetened with molasses and honey and tastes great on slow-cooked or grilled meats, tempeh, or tofu. Many homemade barbecue sauce recipes use ketchup as the base, but ketchup is often overly sweetened and contains high fructose corn syrup. This is why I opt for canned tomatoes instead.…

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