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Traditional foodies know that feeding sourdough starter regularly is necessary to keep it active, bubbly and healthy. What if you are going on vacation or simply need to stop making sourdough bread for awhile, however? Life happens after all! In those cases, it is important to know the protocol for storing sourdough starter properly. Taking the necessary …

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Grapeseed oil is a popular cooking oil today that is manufactured via extraction from the seeds/pits of grapes. It is touted as a heart healthy fat and is attractively presented in dark bottles in gourmet shops and healthfood stores to lure choosy consumers. Check out the alluring packaging in the photo above. It shows a …

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There is no doubt that making your own red sauce with fresh, preferably heirloom tomatoes is best. What to do when fresh tomatoes are out of season? Or, you need homemade marinara in a hurry and don’t have time to run to the store or farmer’s market? In those instances, you may think that organic …

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As awareness of the benefits of sourdough bread increases, so does the potential for food manufacturers – both large and small – to exploit the term. And exploit it they most certainly do! I recently examined every single loaf of bread at a local healthfood store. I found only one out of over half a …

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Key lime pie is one of my family’s all time favorite desserts. Making it conventionally is a surefire way to risk a nasty cold or sinus infection though. The reason is the sweetened condensed milk that is a key ingredient of this dish. It is one of the most allergenic and unhealthy processed foods on …

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Nutritional or brewers yeast is a popular supplement today, particularly among vegetarians. It is an excellent source of B vitamins and can be high in the minerals selenium or chromium depending on how it is processed. Brewers yeast was originally discovered when people realized that the leftover sludge from beer making actually contained nutritional value for …

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I am excited to share that I am scheduled for a speaking engagement at Abby’s Health and Nutrition in Tampa, Florida on January 16, 2017 from 7-9pm. This free seminar will cover the critical importance of healthy fats in the diet – especially for growing children. The discussion will segue into an in-depth look at …