Essential Fats

Grammy’s Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Blood Sugar Balance, Breakfast, Digestion, Entrees, Essential Fats, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Recipes, Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Grammy’s Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

Ahhh, Fall is coming . . . . Crisp mornings, warm days, and cool nights. Leaves turning brilliant colors, the rain coming back to Oregon’s landscape, and WINTER SQUASH reappearing at the market! One of my favorite childhood dinners Mom used to cook was acorn squash baked with spicy sausage, butter and maple syrup. We gobbled them up! And, as I recently found out, this is a recipe passed down from my maternal grandmother. Talk about nourishing traditions! Acorn Squash Nutritional Facts  With its bright yellow-orange flesh, acorn squash is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory...

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Call in the Cauliflower!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Gluten-Free, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Call in the Cauliflower!

“How’s your cruciferous vegetable intake?” asked the doctor never. When concerned with anti-aging strategies, fighting off cancer, and reducing inflammation, cruciferous vegetables should be on your plate. In general, cruciferous veggies are jam-packed with dietary benefits. They are low in calories, and high in fiber, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and beneficial enzymes. Crucifers contain important disease-fighting phytochemicals that may help lower your risk of cancers.

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Choose a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Blood Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Hormonal Balance, Just. Eat. Real. Food. | 0 comments

Choose a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

While hiking with a friend, she asked me what I thought about an “all-protein-for-a-week-to-lose-weight” diet she was thinking of starting based on a book she’d recently bought. I checked out the book review on Amazon. They claim it is all the rage and has been working for French women for 10 years. Surely it would do the same for us in American, right? Probably not.   The French are not “fat phobic.” Americans are. In the 1950’s, Ancel Keys conducted research that claimed that if saturated fat remained a major component of our diet, our blood-cholesterol...

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Kale Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Detox, Essential Fats, Salads | 0 comments

Kale Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

Have you noticed how gorgeous the grapefruits in your market are this year? Why not get a few Ruby Reds or Rios on your next visit for a refreshing, tangy pick-me-up full of many micronutrients including vitamin A and C, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese, folate and many B-vitamins. Some of the health benefits attributed to grapefruit include treating colds, fever and pneumonia, weight loss, boosting the liver, breaking up gallstones, lowering cholesterol, lessening joint pain, and promoting better digestion and immunity. The Health Benefits of Grapefruit If you’re...

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