Banana Cocoa Smoothie

It’s been almost a year since I wrote about my morning smoothies.  I still have one most mornings but thought it was about time I updated my post with some changes I’ve made in the recipe.  The base of my … Continue reading →

What’s for Christmas dinner? Roast duckling and veggies!

The roast duckling we ate for Christmas dinner is probably the best I’ve cooked.  It was tender and juicy, but still flavorful with brown, crispy skin.  My family prefers duck to turkey or even chicken because it is ALL dark … Continue reading →

Blueberry Muffins – Grain Free

One of the projects for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course was to make a real food recipe that I had never made before.  I had not experimented much with grain-free baked foods so I chose to make a blueberry muffin … Continue reading →

Say yes to food freedom! Let’s improve access to raw milk in Texas!

During the 2011 session of the Texas legislature, a bill to allow delivery of raw milk by the farmer to the customer was defeated–it never even got out of committee!  Why was it defeated?  There are probably many reasons, including … Continue reading →

How anti-inflammatory drugs work and a better way to reduce pain

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and steroids reduce pain and inflammation primarily by blocking normal prostaglandin function.  Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances necessary to normal body processes. There are three groups of prostaglandins: two of them, prostaglandin-1 (PG1) … Continue reading →

Nutritional Therapist Workshop – Intense, Exciting, and Productive!

Wow!  We just completed our first three-day workshop weekend for the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Nutritional Therapist training program, and I’m exhausted, but it was so exciting to be involved in the program and work with the other students practicing our … Continue reading →