Health News – Vegetable Oils May Lead to Migranes, Dementia

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If you are still using vegetable oils, such as canola, sunflower, soy, safflower, etc, you might want to read this article. A Denver physician recently published a book called “Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food” and makes some interesting points about the dangers of vegetable oils to...
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Facts about Coconut Oil

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So we all know that coconut oil is the rising star of the health food focused world. Its delicate taste, heat stability and many other factors have made it the new darling of nutritionists and chefs alike.  This recent article in the Washington Post has some really interesting facts...
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Fruit Salad

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Fresh fruit salad in a crystal bowl. Luscious healthy eating, with kiwi fruit, strawberries, blueberries, canteloupe, watermelon, mango, oranges, and passionfruit
One of my favorite ways to start off the day is mix up a bowl of delicious fresh fruit, from berries to your favorite farmers market finds. Whether you are going for a tropical plate with pineapple, kiwis and mangos or something for all tastes (blueberries, apples, bananas and...
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Brussels Sprouts 101

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roasted brussel sprouts
I owe my love of Brussels Sprouts to two people in this world. The first is Chef Kevin Weinberg, owner of the Walnut Creek Yacht Club.  I worked for Kevin years ago and he introduced me to the world of food, flavor and creative cooking.  I was the restaurant...
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Know Your Oils – The Difference Between Extra Virgin & All the Others

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Hand drawn silhouette of olive oil bottle with text design
You are shopping for olive oil at the grocery store and feel overwhelmed by the selection in the grocery store.  You wonder, “What’s the difference between all of these olive oils? Is it just marketing?” The simple answer is no.  There is a world of difference between a true,...
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