Author : Donna

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Pomegranate
Kids, of all ages, parade around their schools, churches, at parties, and in neighborhoods this time of year in their home-made or store bought costumes seeking treats.  Unfortunately, most of these treats are filled with sugar, GMO’s, artificial food coloring and other chemicals I can’t even pronounce, let alone decipher what it is.  And if …
Today is always a good day to have a picnic, even if it’s on a picnic blanket right in the middle of your living room floor.  If the weather changes quickly, as it does during this time of year, moving inside is a quick way to allow that change to have little impact on your …
A simple yet nutritious salad with basic ingredients for a dressing, can make a delicious, tasty meal and still fit into a cleanse protocol. This salad takes me back to where Simply Healthy Eats all started.  I’d been fretting about not having things to eat after starting a cleanse protocol to eliminate my food sensitivities …
Chocolate, an ancient food, is, typically sweet and usually brown because of the preparation of the cacao seeds.  The seeds are roasted and ground then flavored, often with vanilla.  The finished product may be made into a liquid, paste, or in a block and is often used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods.  In …
Garlic Oil
Garlic oil is easy to make and the oil can be used on just about anything.  It’s delicious for marinating cucumbers or sliced summer squash; adds extra flavor to homemade salad dressings; and is delicious tossed with pasta. This recipe came from my 80-something year old friend.  I watched her add 3 cloves of garlic …
meal prep for weekday lunches
With all of my food sensitivities and allergies, there are only a few places in our community where I can buy lunch, so I usually pack a lunch to take with me.   One of the simplest things that I do to make it easy to pack a lunch is to make use of leftovers. …
Berry Green Smoothie--A green smoothie with the addtion of berries. Perfection!
This Berry Green Smoothie is loaded with nutrients from the greens and the berries.  Because it’s not really green, it looks more appetizing, and the berries add a little bit of sweetness that makes it taste less green without losing any of the green smoothie benefits. Since I have so many food sensitivities, I don’t …
A discussion about chocolate
 Chocolate, the word conjures up some deep sentiments and for some, ingestion of chocolate can feel almost healing. Why is that? Are there really healing properties in chocolate, or is this just a mental thing? Or, does it work on our mental faculties, thereby allowing physical well-being to manifest, even if just for a few …
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 …
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. …
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