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Goat Cheese as an Alternative Dairy Option

By Julia Loggins / August 31, 2021
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Do you love cheese, but avoid dairy products?   Goat cheese is a healthy alternative; even those who are lactose-intolerant can often enjoy it. Due to it’s popularity, goat cheese is now available in a variety of flavors, from sharp, aged cheddar to mild, soft gouda, brie and even tangy blue. Sprinkle it, melt it…

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Have you ever tried Socca? 

By Mission Web / May 21, 2021
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If you’re yearning for a healthy, gluten-free flatbread, try Socca! Popular in Europe, this naturally gluten-free chickpea flatbread is irresistible topped with olive oil and garlic, goat cheese or fresh tomatoes and olives. Chickpea flour (also called “garbanzo bean flour”) is packed with protein, and has a nutty taste. While baking, your kitchen will teem…

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Are Dairy Products Healthy?

By Julia Loggins / May 12, 2021
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“My grandmother drank fresh cow’s milk every day and lived to be 95! Why shouldn’t I?” This question is a common one — and we have answers! It’s true that many of our grandparents thrived on a variety of foods! The reason that most of us do not do as well on those foods is…

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Can You Drink Too Much Water?

By Julia Loggins / May 7, 2021
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Yes, it’s possible! The truth is, we can overdo just about anything to the detriment of our health — even something as good for us as water.   A doctor I interviewed reports that people absorb about four ounces of water an hour. He said that to drink a small amount regularly is better than…

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Inspiring Kids to Eat Healthy

By Julia Loggins / April 14, 2021
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We want to help you inspire your child to eat healthy! Pressure to do the opposite is everywhere — on TV and at school school. Consider these parent-tested, child-approved formulas for choosing fresh food over junk! Share cooking & food prep with your kids! When children are part of the meal planning and prep, they…

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Cleansing the Lymphatic System

By Julia Loggins / March 10, 2021
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Are your ankles or joints swollen? Do you feel puffy, or suffer from chronic pain? Those symptoms are signs of inflammation, which the AMA calls, “The source of all disease.” And in the privacy of your home, you can reduce it, on your own! Paul and Patricia Bragg wrote about lymphatic health decades before it…

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All About Salmon

By Julia Loggins / February 26, 2021
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Do you love salmon, but wonder where to buy the cleanest varieties? Or, does the price alone send you shopping for less expensive protein? We have great news for salmon lovers! There are many companies that sell clean, wild-caught salmon for reasonable prices, and we are excited to share them with you. Wild-caught salmon is…

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Raising Kids Who Love Healthy Food

By Julia Loggins / February 11, 2021
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A friend asked, how did I raise my kids to love healthy food? Luke & Hana are 27 and 23 now; both eat clean, fresh food and one is a vegan chef, so something must have worked! Simplicity was key. To foster the habit of eating healthy, and loving fresh food, I only bought healthy…

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Baking without Sugar or White Flour

By Julia Loggins / January 27, 2021
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Is it possible to be healthy, and still enjoy home-made cupcakes, cookies & pies? What about a normally decadent desert, such as fudge orbrownies? The answer is yes! And you can do it all without white flour and sugar. When I began experimenting with sugar-and-gluten-free baking in the 70’s, my gracious family washed down many…

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

By Julia Loggins / December 22, 2020
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Yes, it’s possible to eat healthy on a budget! Doing so doesn’t mean baking your own bread or making everything from scratch, something most of us have little time for. Here are some tried-and-true suggestions for eating well on a budget.   Say YES to these:   Plan out a week’s worth of meals, write…

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Healing Miso Ramen Soup

By Julia Loggins / November 3, 2020
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🍲🍽This is a recipe for “Healing Miso Ramen Soup,” with a ginger-miso broth, chunks of tofu, fresh veggies and buckwheat soba noodles. It’s vegan, gluten-free and non-dairy!👏🎉   🍜Miso is made from fermented soybeans, and it’s the fermentation process that makes it so high in nutrients. The natural probiotics in miso are wonderful for the gut…

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Health Benefits of Ginger

By Julia Loggins / October 27, 2020
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As we move into fall, and fill our homes with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, ginger snaps and ginger ale, it’s the perfect time to explore the medicinal uses of this spicy root! Ginger tea is wonderful for digestion. It can also be a lovely, gentle caffeine-free stimulant, and the perfect substitute for coffee or…

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