Category Archives: General Nutrition

shopping for, cooking, eating and enjoying all that nourishes our bodies

Super Poop (and happy bellies)

Let’s face it, we all love to have great poops.  When we are constipated we feel, well, crappy. Not only is it more comfortable to have healthy bowel movements, it also indicates that the digestive organs are orchestrating their myriad … Continue reading

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Interested in Spring Cleansing or Detox? Let’s keep it going all year round!

  It’s springtime! Naturally, we start opening up the windows, clearing out the closets and eating lighter food. It’s a time for renewal, refreshing and rebirth. During this season many people like to do a spring “cleanse” or “fast” to … Continue reading

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Holy Fermentation! (why and how to get cultured food into your diet)

Traditional peoples around the globe have celebrated the eating of cultured foods (fermented food products that are rich in friendly bacteria) for centuries. Korean kimchi, Russian beet kvass, German sauerkraut, eastern European kefir and Japanese miso are just a few … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Power~ seeing beyond the pie.

Pumpkins don’t get much culinary love. Like turkey, pumpkin has its one week in the spot light and then is mostly forgotten for the rest of the year.  I think it’s time to see beyond jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie, and … Continue reading

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What the Heck Do I Pack for Lunch?

This is the time of year when we start to reign in our free-spirited eating habits of summer and hunker down with packing healthy lunches for ourselves, or kids going off to school. Many people share with me that they … Continue reading

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Five Summer Veggies Not to Miss (but you just might have)

Walking into a Portland Farmers market mid-summer is almost intoxicating. The array of nature’s colorful bounty fills my cells with excitement and the promise of vitality. My favorite local farmer, Lyle from Gee Creek farms, is an orthodox Jewish man … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village to Feed a Family

Our ancestors depended on a large community of friends, family and neighbors to make their lives work.  Our modern day fences are higher and lives more independent, but we need each other now as much as ever. Having kids made … Continue reading

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