Eat Unrefined Food

Nutrition Fundamental # 4: Eat Unrefined Food Let’s tackle the subject of food processing.  You can probably guess by now that eating foods in their unrefined state is best.  That means food without barcodes!  The processing of food is a recent phenomenon among developed countries.  Did you know that until …

Carrot Apple Salad

Carrot Apple Salad 3 tart apples, shredded 4 carrots, shredded 1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed tastes best) 1 tsp light olive or canola oil 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro leaves Use a food processor to shred …

Chewy Chicken Salad

Chewy Chicken Salad 3 cups green cabbage, chopped 1 cup kale, finely chopped 1/4 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted 1/4 cup organic canola oil (light olive oil will also work) 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1/4 tsp salt Whisk together the oil, vinegar and …

Salmon Recipes

When we can afford fresh wild-caught salmon, we’ve found the flavor of the fish to be so rich it needs little help.  A brush with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt or dill is plenty.  Sometimes I buy wild salmon that has been packaged and frozen and it definitely …

Eat REAL Food

Nutrition Fundamental #1: Eat REAL Food. The next few posts will be dedicated to nutrition principles that everyone should live by.  But before I get into the nitty-gritty, let’s make sure we are all on the same page.  Whenever I recommend a particular food, it will always be the pure, unadulterated, …

Sweet Potatoes – A One Food Wonder!

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious super foods available.  One potato has 4 grams of fiber, over 400% of your Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) of vitamin A along with a punch of potassium, calcium and vitamin C to boot.  But not all benefits can be found in their vitamin and mineral content.  Sweet potatoes also contain …

When to Buy Organic Fruits and Vegetables

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has created The Shoppers Guide to Pesticides which ranks the 50 most popular fruits and vegetables for their overall pesticide contamination.  This data is compiled from over 96,000 tests conducted between the years 2000 – 2008 by the USDA and FDA for pesticide residue on fruits …