One of My Favorite Things

I’ve become super addicted to Cobb Salads.  It started at Publix one day when I was getting some sandwiches to head to the park and I saw it there in the case.  I fell in love.  Avocado, blue cheese, turkey, bacon…and not turkey bacon!  This salad is the real deal!!  I love salad so much, but I hate to get them out, because all salad dressing contains soybean oil.  This…

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Real Mayonnaise Can Never Come From a Store

I have never been a fan of mayonnaise, but I did spend all of my life eating some low fat or fat free version of it.  I still would only use it for potato salad or tuna and would usually opt for some oil and vinegar type of dressing.  When we adopted a traditional diet and I started reading Nourishing Traditions I found one of the main culprits in some of the health problems my…

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Chicken Pot Pie

As a child I grew up on those little individual pot pies.  They were so good, flaky crust, warm gravy inside.  But as an adult I shudder at the list of ingredients almost too long for that tiny box.  In years past, my “healthy version” of pot pie involved skim milk and baking mix, sometimes canned soup.  I again gag at the amount of unknown, unpronounceable ingredients I was putting…

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Homemade Stock

There is nothing quite as nourishing to the stomach, or soul, as homemade Chicken Soup. The best Chicken soup starts with real homemade, simmer all day, Chicken Stock. It is much simpler than you think, doesn’t require much work, just a little planning ahead. I started making my own stock about 4 years ago when I read “Food to Live By” which is a cookbook written by the owner of…

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