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    Sipping broth

    A few people have asked me for a good sipping broth. There are many versions online, but after a few concoctions, this is the best version for my family. It is Rebecca Katz’s Magic Mineral broth with added protein. It is is nutrient-dense and great for recovering from colds or the flu. The broth also utilizes kombu, a japanese kelp. Kombu is very high in iodine, which is good for normal growth and development, especially for those who do not use iodized salt. However, if you have thyroid problems, I would leave it out. Too much iodine wreaks havoc on the thyroid. INGREDIENTS Makes 6 quarts 1 pound of large…

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    Lentil brownies

    Lately, I have been using lentils as replacements for flour in some of our favorite recipes… like brownies!! Lentils are an amazing source of protein and fiber without being high in calories. They are also a great source of micronutrients. Here are some other health benefits for you: Now, my family can only eat so much ham and lentil soup, but brownies? We can eat them daily. And these are nutritious enough for the kiddos to have as after school snacks. Flourless Chocolate Lentil Protein Muffins  Ingredients 1 can lentils, rinsed 3 large eggs 1 large over-ripe banana (or two small) 1⁄4 cup honey or maple syrup 1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon…

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    Updated 2017 – Get the EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

    Strawberries remain at the top of the 2017 Dirty Dozen™ list of EWG’s 2017 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, with spinach jumping to second place in the annual ranking of conventionally grown produce with the most pesticide residues. Download the EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (see link below). https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/  

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    Sweet potato quiche Lorraine

    Are you one of the 30% of people with a gluten sensitivity? Here’s a great breakfast go-to. My boys love it for breakfast or lunch. It uses sweet potatoes as a crust. And of course, everything is better with bacon. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato 1 shallot – finely chopped 5 pieces of cooked bacon or 1/2 cup of diced ham 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 8 eggs 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt and pepper 2 cups heavy cream or 1 cup coconut milk Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Thinly slice the sweet potato using a mandolin. Then cover the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.…