archive for January, 2007

Spinach Salad

Posted on January 31, 2007

More Spinach Salad, Mom!

This salad recipe with spinach is a good way to get the little ones their greens. Child friendly, it’s wonderfully healthy Paleo/primal fare.

Children eat salad? Yes, it’s true. The boys eat this in heaps. The secret is fruit. My boys love fruit. I can generally get them to eat anything if I spike it with a little bit of fruit and insist they finish an entire portion before they get more. Common sense approach to avoiding ... read more →

Orange Ginger Chicken

Posted on January 30, 2007

You missed the Orange Ginger Chicken…

This Paleo/primal-friendly Orange Ginger Chicken recipe is a great way to roast an entire chicken. The recipe is also child friendly –Orange Ginger Chicken is my younger son’s all time favorite dinner recipe.

My husband called and said he had to work late tonight. However, the boys and I were much too hungry to wait. So, before we ate, I snapped a photo of dinner and emailed it to him. I kept a plate ... read more →

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on January 30, 2007

Simple and creamy vegan butternut squash soup to warm your belly.

This vegan recipe for butternut squash soup is great for a cold winter’s day. We’ve had a lot of those lately. I haven’t worn anything outside but snow boots in 2007.

We just had our 7th snow storm in seven weeks. I don’t mind, I was raised in California where we pretended that a heavy frost was “snow.” Here’s some good grub for staying warm.

Butternut Squash Soup

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ... read more →

Product Review: Salmon Jerky

Posted on January 30, 2007

This high protein snack is made by SeaBear from wild salmon. It has great flavor and a very chewy texture. Comes in convenient pouches.

Expensive, but I think this high quality, nutritious food is worth it.

I keep it in the glove of my car for afternoons when I need a good hit of protein.

UPDATE: SeaBear Salmon Jerky now contains corn syrup solids.

Homemade Lip Balm

Posted on January 20, 2007

This homemade and natural lip balm is so good that you might want to eat it – my children tell me it tastes delicious.

Homemade Lip Balm

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1 tablespoon cocoa butter
1 tablespoon beeswax shavings or pearls
1 tablespoon almond oil
ΒΌ teaspoon essential oil of vanilla

Melt beeswax and cocoa butter in a beaker placed in a small pot of simmering water
When beeswax and cocoa butter are melted, remove beaker from heat and stir in almond oil and vanilla
Pour liquid into stainless steel lip balm ... read more →

NIH Says Celiac “Greatly Underdiagnosed”

Posted on January 5, 2007

Celiac Disease is “greatly under-diagnosed” according to an independent consensus panel convened by the National Institute of Health (NIH). This NIH panel estimates that 1 percent of Americans (3 million) suffer from the disease, and “that it is much more common than physicians appreciate.” The panel goes on to say that many of those with celiac disease never received a diagnosis and are not being treated.

Symptoms include “diarrhea, abdominal cramping, bloating, fatigue, weight loss, nutrient deficiencies, and, if things get ... read more →