Eating For Immunity

For Home Cooks On A Budget – Stock Up!

You see recipes calling for stock all of the time and in your mind, you may think to just run down to the market and buy some because of course you don’t have any at home. Why would you? Well, before I tell you why you would and should have home made stock in your fridge/freezer let me first tell you how you are throwing money and resources out the window if you don’t. Buying stock only for a recipe, if…

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What Is Healthy Anyway?

The most important thing I can tell you is if you are resourceful and committed to living a healthy lifestyle then no matter the financial challenges you are experiencing or the lack of experience you have in the kitchen, you can live a healthy and abundant life. I think what is tripping many of us up along the way is this word “healthy” and grasping the true meaning of that word while so many people are determined to confuse us…

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How To Buy Honey While Protecting The Interests Of Our Honeybee Friend.

When buying honey you can find yourself facing an ethical dilemma. You may already know that since 2007 when we started hearing about colony collapse disorder, beekeepers have experienced an average annual hive loss rate of 30%. With combined factors like agricultural insecticides and neonicotinoids, the unsustainable  practices of commercial beekeepers like using acid in the hives, feeding their bees a daily diet of sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup and taking their bees hundreds and even thousands of miles from their natural…

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Real Food, Fake Food.

Larry Olmsted is an award-winning journalist and author of Real Food Fake Food. This book, though troubling in so many ways as he exposes the massive food fraud that is happening in this country from everything from olive oil, red snapper, shrimp, parmesan cheese… I mean the list goes on. However the great thing about this book is that Mr. Olmstead also makes sure to deliver very accessible solutions and ways around this madness in our food system and takes time to…

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What’s In Season? Persimmons and Pomegranates oh my…

Hello Everyone! It’s definitely Autumn at the farmer’s market and I couldn’t be more excited with all of the gorgeous persimmons and pomegranates. I hosted my Shop, Prep and Cook class on Saturday and we made a delicious pomegranate and fresh herb salad and so today, I decided to revise it and add persimmons too! I hope you enjoy the recipe and please feel free to share your pics and kitchen adventures here as well. Would love to see what you’re…

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It’s Not The Gluten Folks.

What’s Really Making You Sick After You Eat? Gluten gets such a bad wrap and it blows my mind because unless you are afflicted with celiac disease why on earth are you not questioning the mass amounts of agro-chemicals needed to harvest conventional wheat or the endless synthetic chemical additives that are in your food? You gotta admit it’s kind of odd that you don’t and are willing to spend insane amounts of money on gluten free products but balk at…

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How To Prep Fresh Herbs For Easy Access All Week Long And No Waste!

I love cooking with fresh herbs. Adding cilantro, parsley, mint and chives to almost any dish makes my palate sing a song and herbs elevates any meal by adding loads of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc in your diet. Using herbs to infuse nutrients in your convenient and processed foods is a great step in the right direction too. But like you, after a long day, I want to do less in the kitchen, not more, so…

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Have Your Pollinator Friends’ Back! How To Shop Thoughtfully for Honey and Other Hive Products.

Eating local honey is touted as the only honey you should ever buy but in our modern day, does this rule of thumb still reign supreme? With honeybee populations in peril and every person needing to do their part to help out, you may find yourself living in Los Angeles abut buying honey from Montana. This is when engaging with your beekeeper, whether at the farmer’s market or by visiting their website online matters! and there. Email them or call…

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