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Creme Fraiche-my new favorite food!

I’ve been doing the full GAPS diet for the past month and have been loving it! The full GAPS diet basically involves eliminating grains, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, refined sugars, and vegetable oils. The diet focuses on nutrient-dense foods like … Continue reading

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The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic (It’s not what you think)

Hearing Jim Gerrish speak at the 4th annual Localfest held in Lander, WY last weekend  was an inspiration. Jim’s passion for what’s wrong with our current food system shines through in his hand gestures and well-placed profanity. He showed some graphs … Continue reading

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Localfest in Lander this weekend!

If you want something fun and entertaining to do this off-season, I recommend Localfest in Lander happening this Thursday-Sunday. The meat of the festival is Friday and Saturday with workshops, a farmers market, a Gala dinner and celebrations at the … Continue reading

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Shift Festival in Jackson

Check out the SHIFT Festival in Jackson, Wyoming this week! A celebration of local food, you can learn about everything from coffee to cocktails to fermented foods. I will be doing demonstrations on fermented dairy this Thursday from 2-5pm at … Continue reading

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Preserving Food for the Winter

If you haven’t already been storing food for the winter this summer, now is a good time to start. Frozen vegetables used to not be appealing to me until I learned that many nutrients are preserved when they are blanched. … Continue reading

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Are you getting enough minerals from your food?

When you think about the nutrients in vegetables, vitamins probably first come to mind. Minerals are a lesser-talked about but important component of the nutrients found in food. In 1936, Senator Duncan Fletcher, a Democrat in Florida, added the following … Continue reading

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Are there more antioxidants in organic food?

Vegetables have lots of antioxidants. Antioxidants destroy free radicals that are thought to cause many diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Many of the antioxidants in foods are what gives them their color. Each vegetable has many different … Continue reading

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Summer Squash

I love summer squash and zucchini. Luckily, because the plants go crazy this time of year in the warm weather. When I worked on the farm, we harvested the zucchini twice a week. Now they have to harvest 3 times … Continue reading

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Butter is good for you!

You may have read my blog and wondering why a nutritionist would include so many recipes with butter and olive oil. This statement may come as a shock to you but I believe it’s true: butter is good for you. … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Herbs

When I was tending to my herbs I have planted in my mini-garden at my house last week, I became inspired to write about herbs. I never did much with herbs until I became involved with the Cosmic Apple Gardens. Now I … Continue reading

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