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May 7, 2018

A few years ago I was lucky enough to travel to Spain with my family. It was a wonderful trip, and one of the highlights was attending a cooking class in Barcelona. When I told our instructor some of my dietary restrictions (particularly nightshades), she looked at me and said, "Honey, you came to the wrong country."

She had a point. Who goes to Spain and expects to avoid tomatoes?

We prepared a num...

April 24, 2018

Sugar is the new Undesirable No. 1. You can't open a browser window without seeing that sweets are making us fat, sapping our energy, disrupting our sleep, and messing with our hormones.

Well, that is all true. Processed sugars are detrimental to our health, no question. The overabundance of our modern diet in general, and sugars in particular, overburdens our body and our digestive system, leading...

December 28, 2016

People frequently ask me how I find time to prepare and cook meals throughout the week. I know very few people who suffer from an overabundance of free time, myself included, and it's so challenging for people to come home from work or school, wanting nothing more than to sit down and relax, to cook a full meal for themselves and their family. 

This where meal planning comes in. Whether your f...

February 17, 2016

Kale is one of those foods that I've always felt a bit guilty about. Rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, iron, calcium, an anti-inflammatory and a high-fiber, low calorie food? That should be something that I'm happy to get behind! 

But, truthfully, I have just never really loved kale. Even when it's well-prepared, I find it fibrous and bitter. While I love a good kale chip as much as the next...

February 3, 2016

True confessions: pulled pork is my guilty pleasure. In my opinion, it's delicious with, well, pretty much everything. My transition to a nightshade-free life has been made so much more difficult by my cravings for that yummy, tender, slightly sweet pork paired with salad, apples, veggies...the list goes on.

The other day I set out to make a nightshade free "barbeque sauce", using rhubarb instead o...

January 18, 2016

I know that bone broth is eye-rollingly trendy right now, but bear with me, ok? Because it is GOOD for you. Animal bones are loaded with collagen, calcium, phosphorus, and other important minerals. Because of this, bone broth is great for your skin and bones. It also supports the immune system, improves gut health, and benefits the tendons. It can also aid in liver detoxification, as it contains t...

January 18, 2016

This watercress pesto was born of necessity. I was trying to make dandelion pesto for this delicious acorn squash soup, but couldn't find any dandelion greens . On a whim, I selected another nutrient-packed leafy green that I'd been meaning to play with: watercress.

If you're not familiar with watercress, you should definitely work it into your meal plans. It has a fresh, peppery taste that I can't...

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