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Cochinita Pibil Tacos in the Slow Cooker 🐷

Originating from the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, this slow cooked dish is traditionally wrapped in banana leaves. This version we make a little more user friendly and let the slow cooker do the work. Essential are the pickled onions which cut through the richness of the meat perfectly. 4-5 lb. pork butt 3 Tbsp achiote paste (or annatto […]

Pickled Red Onions 👀

Quick pickling is always a simple way to transform an ingredient. Visually, this technique tends to bring out the best in a vegetable, making it look bright and punchy. Plus, it’s simple and easy to do. Coupled with cochinita pibil (or any rich, meaty dish) and it really is a match made in heaven.   1/2 cups […]

Moroccan Inspired Chili 🍲 🍴

Lately I have been receiving regular shipments of meat from a sustainable, grass fed farm and with each box they include 3 pounds of ground beef and/or pork.  We’re not big ground meat fans so I have been noticing it piling up in my freezer and had to put a hold on the meat club […]

Make Happy Hour Healthy Hour 💚🍹🍀

Whether it’s a Saint Patrick’s celebratory cocktail or a refreshing end of the week toast you’re looking for, look no further. This concoction was originally a way to get my husband to drink green juice (no joke), and has now turned into our go to refreshment. And if you want to enjoy as a mocktail, […]

Lemon Lentil Chicken with Rice

I love lentils and any combination with rice will get my vote for sure. Lentils are low in fat, very high in protein and fiber. This dish also features my favorite citrus (lemons) so there are 3 great tastes that taste great together! 1 tbsp. Olive oil 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces […]

Want a Healthy Brain? Take Vitamin D

Alzheimer’s has been in the news increasingly these days, and with good reason. Our baby boomer population is aging and there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s. But there is good news.  It is well known that vitamin D is essential for maintaining healthy muscles and bone, and plays significant roles in the immune system […]

Vitamin E and Bone Health (Yes, Vitamin E!)

Recent studies have indicated that oxidative stress may be a contributing factor in the development of decreased bone density and an increased risk of bone fracture. The study, published in the journal Osteoporosis International, included 21,774 Norwegian men and women aged 65-79 that were part of a community-based health study. Serum Vitamin E concentrations were […]

Fiber type is key to your weight 🔑

Getting ready to make changes in your diet for the new year? It is known that dietary fiber may play a role in obesity prevention, but different individual fiber sources may be as important. A publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the association of total dietary fiber, cereal fiber, and fruit and […]

Fish Oil May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer ❤

Recent research adds strong support to the use of fish oil in reducing the most common classification, known as invasive ductal carcinoma. A study conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, included 35,016 postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 and 76. After six years of follow-up, researchers found that […]

What Are Your Winter Soltice Rituals? ❄

Most of the Western world waits until January 1st, our calendar New Year, to transform their habits. But what if you got a jump start?  Winter Solstice (the astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere) has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands […]

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