layered melon salad
Nothing says summer to me like fresh melons.  As a child, I remember eating heirloom variety watermelons on the back porch of my grandmother’s house.  Of course, no one called them heirloom watermelons back then.  They were just watermelons grown from seeds that had been in the family for generations.  I can still remember the …
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It wasn’t long ago that I thought about making my own tomato paste and wondering how it was done. Since I’ve been moving away from a lot of packaged and processed foods, both to simplify my life and, more importantly, to implement healthier ways to nourish my body for longevity, this question popped into my …
Healthy popsicle loaded with fresh berries and coconut water
 Since July is the hottest month where I live, I don’t want to turn on the stove or stand over a grill.  Instead, I just want to hang out in front of a fan in the middle of the day and eat or drink something cold and refreshing. As a child, this cold and refreshing …
beef bone broth 2
Let’s get back to Bone Broth, shall we?  This is my second attempt to do beef bone broth, as the first attempt didn’t work too well.  It didn’t seem to get all the nutrients from the bones. I had prepared the first batch like I did the Chicken Bone Broth Soup, and it wasn’t as tasty. …
Healthy BBQ plate
The unofficial start of Summer is behind us, and the real start of the season is only a week away.  For many, Summer marks the beginning of grilling season.  I don’t know about you, but I love cooking meat on my grill.  Actually, I usually marinate or otherwise season the meat and send my husband …
an edible vegetable bowl filled with humms and veggies
I just love collaboration; it’s a great replacement for competition. In a phone conversation, a friend shared an appetizer she was preparing for a potluck. She mentioned she was preparing bell pepper halves as bowls for julienned veggies. As she spoke about it, I envisioned something a little different and developed the idea further. When …
beans and pumpkin puree make these chocolate muffins moist and delicious.
I know that the title of this recipe makes it seem like it doesn’t have a place on Simply Healthy Eats, but these chocolate muffins contain a secret ingredient that increases both the fiber and protein content.    That secret ingredient is beans.  We have used black beans to make fudge here at Simply Healthy …
Chicken Bone Broth Soup
The bone broth recipes are where I’ve been focusing energy in order to answer the question, ‘Is bone broth good for us?’ Some researchers say yes, others are not so sure or disagree, and my research has me feeling a lot better since my research and broth consumption started. The best news is that I’ve …
a plate full of fresh coconut bark
Are you ready for another tale from the “Transform in to Wellness” journey? Ready or not, here it comes! As a fledgling health coach, I am ever eager to help anybody possible find their way through our “SAD” or Standard American Diet, into wellness. For example, I have been gently guiding a friend who complains …
Rainbow Swiss Chard and Dinosaur Kale at the Farmers Market
I love springtime.  The weather is finally warming up, and the farmers market is back in full swing.  This means that I can, once again, buy fresh, local produce in season.  I love my farmers market where the berry vendor sells berries that were picked the night before.  Freshly picked produce contains more nutrients than …
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