Digestion: In the Beginning…

Digestion. What a terribly complicated process! In this digestion mini-series, I want to help simply this crazy and vital process. This post will only go up to the stomach (you may be thinking, but I thought digestion STARTED with the stomach?? I will teach you!),...

Carrot Top Pesto

It’s CSA heaven around here in Central Oregon! Something that I am seeing a ton of is carrots! Wait thought! Don’t throw away those carrot greens! Carrot greens are good sources of protein, and vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, potassium, Vitamin C,...

Salmon Cakes

Since my sister in-law and brother will be moving in about a month from now, I’m trying to help them clean out their house and pantry/fridge! Last night, I decided that I would make salmon patties/salmon cakes from some wild salmon in their freezer. I saw a...

Have You Ever Been Hangry?

Let’s talk about measuring blood sugar! What does this mean, really? At some point, probably most of us have had at least one interaction with a glucometer (the little device that has a super sharp needle on it that can read your blood sugar). You prick your finger,...

Digestion of Blood Sugar

Now that you know what the different blood sugar levels in the body means (if you missed that post, check it out here), let’s talk about how blood sugar is digested! The organs that help regulate blood sugar are your PALs- pancreas, adrenals, and liver. We will start...

All of the BS About Blood Sugar

Blood sugar regulation is a hot topic these days. Diabetes has become an official epidemic, and it seems that no one knows what to do about it. Often times, I hear recommendations to keep sugar out of the diet, but just replace them with artificial or “no calorie”...

What’s so Phat about Fat?

Fats are an important macronutrient that are vital to the health and wellbeing of us all. What is a macronutrient, you ask? A macronutrient, quite simply, is a nutrient that we need in vast quantities. Carbohydrates, proteins, and even water, are all considered...
Almond Butter Recipe

Almond Butter Recipe

Almonds and almond butter are  a nice alternative to peanuts (as long as you don’t have a tree nut allergy). This recipe can be varied using cashews, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, or probably any nut. Do this with sesame seems and you have tahini to make hummus...