Yummy Cool Cucumbers

cucumber gazpacho

 Cucumbers are coming in to season now and I love them! Because of imports, it is possible to purchase fresh cucumbers at the grocery store year round. However, when they are out of season the price is much higher due to extra shipping costs. In addition, they have much less flavor and have many fewer […]

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Traveling with Dietary Restrictions


I have made three multi-day trips out of town since the later part of May.  My daughter and I went to visit my son in Denver.  I went with a church group to Lake Junaluska, NC, and my husband and I went to Hilton Head Island, SC.   My husband and I are also taking a […]

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Healthy Homemade Junior Mints

healthy homemade junior mints

Junior Mints were one of my favorite types of candy for a long time.  Sitting in a darkened  theater and slowly eating each piece one bite at a time while the movie theater credits rolled by, is a cherished memory from childhood.  Once I began eating real food and found out about the problems with […]

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Sugar, Friend or Foe?


I read the book, Fat Chance, by Robert Lustig, M.D. as part of my preparation for the Seven-Day Sugar Elimination Challenge. Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who has specialized in obesity and is famous for a You Tube video called “Sugar, the Bitter Truth”. This video has over 7.6million views and if you have […]

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Becoming a Woman of Moderation

moderation in eating

I think God takes gluttony seriously when He says in Proverbs, “put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.” (23:2) Even as I write this, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight is an area of my life that is still a work in progress. I have been active all my life, […]

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Skillet Steak and Tomatoes

steak recipe

This steak recipe is a great healthy entrée for a quick gourmet meal.  Add sides such as baked sweet potatoes and steamed asparagus or broccoli for a complete meal packed full of essential nutrients and colors.  One serving (4 ounces) of beef will give you one-half of your daily requirements for protein, B-12, and zinc.  […]

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Salmon with Herbed Mustard Sauce

Salmon with Herbed mustard sauce

Wild Alaskan salmon is one of the most nutritious foods available.  It is a fish that is full of the essential omega-3 fatty acids that our body needs.  I wrote an article in Bella Magazine that gives a lot of information about fats. I also have more information about fats in this article on my […]

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How to Change An Unhealthy Habit

habit change

“A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.”  Erasmus I read this quote in a book written by a friend in Aiken, Peggy Wojtowicz.  Her book, Joy on High Places, is a memoir about how God transformed her life in many ways including her eating habits. Habit Change is Hard. […]

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