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Broth, Three Ways

Broth, Three Ways

Summer may be approaching and soup may be far from on your mind, but broth is a staple in this house hold.  I keep broth at the ready for many reasons, but they all come back to health.  Broth is a phenomenal health builder, good for the immune system, the heart, the brain, the gut, the skin… the soul. I have three versions of broth I would like to share with you, one for each type of need.  I use…

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The summer CSA

The summer CSA

  Honestly, one of my favorite things about spring and summer is the farmer’s market stands overflowing with fresh produce.  It’s the highlight of my week to get to go! This year, of course, we brought the farmer’s market directly to us through our summer CSA share.  CSA, community supported agriculture, is a fantastic program that offers you farm fresh produce at the height of it’s nutrition, while also benefiting the local economy and supporting our farmers.  CSAs are wonderful…

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Elevated Blood Sugar, Round 2

Elevated Blood Sugar, Round 2

Previously we discussed what it means when you have elevated blood sugar and how it affects your body.  You can find the link here: http://growingtheseed.com/elevated-blood-sugar/ Once you know this, it is important to know that for many, your choices in day to day life can lead you away from elevated blood sugar and possible diabetes, or they can get you there faster.  We are going to discuss some easy and healthy ways to lower blood sugar and maintain improved glucose levels…

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Immune Boosting (Almost) Summertime Soda

Immune Boosting (Almost) Summertime Soda

               Refreshing and fortifying?  Say it ain’t so!  But I tell you, it is! Fortunately, we are pretty resilient and healthy in this household, but that doesn’t mean I don’t stock up on immune boosters when I catch wind of some virus going around.   A little pre-emptive strike never hurt anyone!  While we all are familiar with vitamin C and vitamin D and their benefits to our health, I love to utilize some…

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Summer CSA Series with Growing the Seed & Indigo Yoga Loft

Summer CSA Series with Growing the Seed & Indigo Yoga Loft

Summer CSA Series with Growing the Seed & Indigo Yoga Loft How to Prepare, Cook and Get the Most from Your Summer Produce! I am very excited to announce a Summer series I’ll be teaching!  Summer means sun, fun, and great, fresh food!  Every year I look forward to all the beautiful local produce from our local farmers.  I’m a huge fan of the farmer’s markets around here, but I also love to be a part of a CSA.  What’s a…

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Elevated Blood Sugar

Elevated Blood Sugar

  This post is in honor of a friend of mine.  He recently was told by his doctor that his blood sugar levels were high.  In other words- he is pre-diabetic.  Blood sugar, or glucose, helps us to survive.  It’s the nutrient our brains run on, as well as muscle.  We need a steady glucose load to keep our bodies running.  But the emphasis here should be on the word “steady”.  Too low or too high equals too dangerous. Our…

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Curried Brussels Sprout Chips

Curried Brussels Sprout Chips

  Lately I have had a fascination with curry.  A friend of mine turned me on to Indian spices and ever since I have been experimenting with different combinations.  Cardamom is a particular favorite, and of course turmeric is added often for all of its healthy goodness.   Tonight, while chopping Brussels sprouts for dinner, I collected all the lost leaves and set them aside.  While my dinner was roasting in the oven, I tossed the loose sprout leaves in…

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Cooking Nutritiously for One Class

Cooking Nutritiously for One Class

This Thursday, April 6,  I will be at Beinhauer Funeral Homes in McMurray, PA to give a talk about how to eat healthfully on a small scale.  Come join me for ways to eat high quality, nutritious meals even when it’s just you!  There will be tips and tricks, handouts, and samples to be eaten.  Please come on out and see how easy it can be to eat well.  Food is nutrition, food is life- let’s make it enjoyable too!…

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What makes a meal

What makes a meal

We are all striving to feel better, do better, be better, live better.  We each in our own ways have our priorities and goals aligned, and slowly but surely we are getting there.  For so many, eating better is a work in progress.  And we are so fortunate to have such amazing information at our fingertips.  The internet, facebook, pinterest…  we can find all sorts of recipes and inspirations. But sometimes these inspirational posts and videos can also work against…

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Everything Ahi Tuna…cabbage, and curry mayo too!

Everything Ahi Tuna…cabbage, and curry mayo too!

Today we had dinner for lunch.  One of those days- on the go, stuff to do, won’t be home later.  You know those days?  Yeah. So for lunch, … Seared Ahi Tuna covered in an “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning, served with roasted cabbage and curry mayonnaise. This time of year cabbage is in abundance, and though it’s usually passed over for other more glamorous vegetables, it’s actually a stand out food all on its own!  Cabbage is a great source…

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