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  • An Easy Breakfast
  • An Easy Breakfast
  • An Easy Breakfast
  • An Easy Breakfast
  • An Easy Breakfast
  • An Easy Breakfast
  • An Easy Breakfast

Nutrition

Fermented Foods and Fire Cider

Fermented foods contain bacteria that are good for your gut. Our guts contain both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, and consuming fermented foods adds health-supporting good bacteria to your gut. Eat raw sauerkraut, Kim Chee, and if appropriate for you plain yogurt or Keifer. Fire Cider is a drink you sip, especially in the cold-weather months… Read More

Culinary

An Easy Breakfast

This breakfast can be put together in about 2 minutes- makes morning a breeze! Oats and Chai Breakfast For one serving, place in a Mason jar or bowl: 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon old fashioned oats 10 raw walnuts, or other nuts, lightly chopped 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, chopped 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon… Read More

Other Aspects of Health

Kid’s Health

DirectionFive is a culinary and nutrition program for kids, whose mission is to improve the health of kids so they can lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. We just completed an 8-day program at Sonoma Academy, and in that amount of time, we can really make a difference. They learn macro and micronutrients, they learn… Read More

Giving Back

Meet My Friends at The Shelter

Someone posted something on Facebook that was, in essence, ‘get a job homeless people’. I’m being almost kind with my description of the post and the photo. I teach a nutrition class every Wednesday at a local Shelter, and invited the person who posted the post to join me and meet some of the people… Read More

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An Easy Breakfast

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This breakfast can be put together in about 2 minutes- makes morning a breeze! Oats and Chai Breakfast For one serving, place in a Mason jar or bowl: 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon old fashioned oats 10 raw walnuts, or other nuts, lightly chopped 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, chopped 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon… Read More

Kid’s Health

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DirectionFive is a culinary and nutrition program for kids, whose mission is to improve the health of kids so they can lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. We just completed an 8-day program at Sonoma Academy, and in that amount of time, we can really make a difference. They learn macro and micronutrients, they learn… Read More

2015 Dietary Guidelines

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It’s a 574 document worth reading. If you know that’s not going to happen, here are some key points. Remember, everyone’s key points can be different based on their interest. Conclusions: Shortfall of nutrients: Vitamins A, D, E, C, folate, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Of these, public health concerns are the shortfall of vitamins… Read More

Herbed Nuts

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Who doesn’t like nuts, especially roasted and herbed nuts? Try them as snacks/appetizers at your holiday party, or perhaps just for a Thursday night! Here is one of my favorite recipes. Herbed and Spiced Roasted Nuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper. 3 cups raw nuts-1 cup pecans, (1… Read More

Cranberry Salad Dressing

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I had fun creating this latest concoction! Cranberry Salad Dressing 1/2 cranberries 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup olive oil Saute the cranberries in 3 tablespoons of water, until they are slightly soft. Let cool, then place in a blender or food processor.… Read More

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