Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lentil Salad with Mustardy Vinaigrette

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I love lentils. They are a staple part of my family’s diet. They cook up quickly and are tasty and versatile – you can eat them alone, on top of a bed of greens, with a nice piece of fish on top, and more. Lentils are a great source of fiber and plant protein. They come [...]

Food vs. Supplements

At some point in your life, you may have questioned the need for supplements. You may have wondered…’do I need to take supplements if I’m eating a healthy, well balanced diet?’ In a perfect world, no one would need supplements.   “But given the stress of our modern life, the poor quality of our food [...]

Sweet Potato Quinoa Quesdillas

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It’s fall and everything I cook and bake seems to have sweet potatoes, squash, or pumpkin in it. I served these for dinner recently, unsure of what my kids would think of this riff on quesadillas – and they loved them! My daughter asked if I would please make them again. You can make these [...]

Calcium and Bone Health

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Calcium is an alkaline mineral that is necessary for bone health, but it’s not the only important player in maintaining strong bones. Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, and magnesium are at least as important as calcium for long-term bone health. We focus way too much on calcium alone for strong bones, when it is actually a [...]