Tips for a Better, Healthier Halloween

It’s the time of year health-minded parents across the nation dread: Halloween. While I love and cherish celebrating holidays and the changing of the seasons, I loathe the trappings of Halloween –  and Christmas, too, for that matter. What once we honored with care, storytelling and feasts from a local harvest we now celebrate with… 

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Sage & Chicken Liver Pâté

Chicken Liver Pâté is a luxuriously rich and deeply nourishing addition to any dinner table. Spread atop sprouted grain toast points and garnished with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts and microgreens, chicken liver pâté can make a full meal in and of itself. And, for those who are wary of organ meats, chicken liver pate is… 

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Gut and Psychology Syndrome – Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride

We live in a world of unfolding epidemics … So begins an article by neurologist and human nutrition expert Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Campbell-McBride, whom some of have challenged for her unwavering attitude that good nutrition with special emphasis on re-establishing optimal gut flora should be considered as a primary means for treating myriad physical, emotional,… 

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Pumpkin & Molasses Custard

Pumpkin custard is a perfect, nourishing autumn dish.   Packed with beta carotene, antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and other micronutrients, this dish is rich in   flavor and nutrition.     Flavored by molasses, cinnamon and unrefined cane sugar the custard may take on an unappetizing brown color; however, if you serve it in a… 

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Food Stamp Challenge: The End and $1.05 Over

This is the last week on the food stamp challenge.   In the end, our bellies are full, we maintained a tight budget – going over by only $1.05. And, while far from optimal, our meals were nourishing, satisfying, wholesome and healthy.   Aside from this week’s splurge on conventional gala apples priced at only… 

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Make it Better: Strawberry Milk Shakes

Treats are on my mind this week!   It must be the lack of goodies on our Food Stamp Challenge that has me digging through old posts-in-progress looking for tasty, nourishing treats like sprouted grain doughnuts. Like every good American, I have a penchant for cheeseburgers, french fries and milkshakes but fast food shakes filled… 

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Hara Hachi Bu: Lessons from Okinawa

Hara hachi bu – eat until you’re 80% full.   It’s a good lesson in moderation and self-restraint – and one of many lessons we can learn from Okinawa, that legendary island of long life and extended health.   Get plenty of sunshine, eat whole foods, value your community, embrace ikigai or your reason for… 

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Sprouted Grain Doughnuts: Yes, Everyone Deserves a Treat

What the hell are doughnuts doing on your site? I can hear you muttering. Don’t click off quite yet. You see; it’s National Doughnut Month and I thought we’d celebrate with a special recipe here at Nourished Kitchen: sprouted grain doughnuts with coconut-vanilla glaze.   While you might think that a healthy recipe may well… 

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How the foods you eat are keeping you from getting pregnant

Unexplained Infertility and Your Diet Unexplained infertility is on the rise and many couples are faced with tremendous challenges in conceiving their children.   Infertility is a subject that rests close to my heart as I struggle with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome –   a condition marked by anovulation and difficulty conceiving; indeed, I was told… 

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