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Tomato Bake

Here is a vegetable bake for you to try. This does not take much time, and can be served as the main component of a meal or as a side dish. The best vegetables to use are the organic heirloom variety you grow yourself. Same with the herbs. Heirloom varieties of each taste better than […]

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Tortilla Wrap: Shrimp Scampi & Veggies

I bought tapioca flour just to try this recipe, and I’m so happy I did. With a love of tortilla wraps, I was really missing the flour tortillas that I used for so many favorite recipes. But now I’ve found a non-grain, Paleo version. Yay! Eating healthier means I miss out on some old favorites, […]

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Harvest Salad

My parents had a good harvest this year, and they passed some of their bounty on to me and each of my siblings. I love fresh produce from the garden. Mom was proud they weren’t using anything toxic on the food. Homegrown food tastes so much better than store-bought. Of course, I had to make […]

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4 Meat Chili with Butternut Squash

I never was a fan of chili, until I started trying to live a Paleo lifestyle. At that point, in my ongoing search for the perfect Paleo recipes that would be absolutely delicious and satisfying, I came across a chili recipe that looked like it had potential. I tweak, and keep changing it up. Chili […]

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A Good, Healthy Breakfast, on a Budget

I keep telling people they can eat healthy without spending an exuberant amount on food. This is true to an extent, if you keep it simple. Stick to the basics, and your meal does not have to cost an arm-and-a-leg. Also, watch your serving sizes. The picture shows a breakfast I had a couple of […]

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Turkey and Squash Scramble

I do so love these breakfast scrambles. They are so easy, and delicious. I do use coconut oil. I can get a good size container of it at Walmart for 6 or 7 dollars, and it lasts months. It’s far healthier than butter. Turkey and Squash Scramble (Serves 2-4) Ingredients 1/2 cup diced leftover turkey […]

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Turkey and Tomato Scramble

Keeping with the Thanksgiving leftovers theme, this recipe makes for a great stand-alone breakfast, or an excellent addition to a larger breakfast menu. It is a health alternative to cereal-based morning meals. Ingredients (2-4 servings) 4 eggs a little water or milk alternative, just enough to mix up the eggs 1/4 to 1/2 cup diced, […]

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Zucchini and Cucumber Salad

There’s nothing better than fresh produce and herbs from your garden. If you do not grow your own, the grocery store carries everything you’ll need, as does the Farmer’s Market. Many things can also be found at roadside stands, usually quite affordably. Salads are a great way to highlight fresh produce, and can serve as […]

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Affordable, Good for You Lunch Ideas

It’s important that we keep lunch options available that are easy to prepare as well as healthy to consume. Lunch is the perfect time to pack some more nutrition into your diet, particularly if you don’t snack. The ideas below are per person. 1 nut butter and banana sandwich. 1 nut butter and pickle sandwich […]

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Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Mozzarella Cheese

Summer salads are the best. Fresh produce picked in your own garden adds scrumptious taste to any salad, including this one which uses tomatoes, cucumbers, and herbs you can grow yourself. (Update 2017) I used to eat a lot of cheese, but not so much these days. It does not fit in with the Paleo […]

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Tomato Slices with Mozzarella Cheese

I love trying new things, and this is one of the recipes my nephews and I enjoyed for the first time last week. It is simple to prepare. I purchased a block of Mozzarella which was used in more than one recipe. (Update 2017) I used to eat a lot of cheese, but not so […]

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Quick Tip: Toppings for Steak

I love a big juicy steak as much as the next person, though I do not eat beef often. Even steak can get boring after a while if it is always served the same way. I cook mine medium rare, which many people do not like, and have never had any issues. When we were […]

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Plums, Blueberries, and Tomatoes: Harvestable in July

Fruits and vegetables mature in the garden at different rates, depending on where you are and when each is planted. Some types of produce can be harvested earlier than others, to be eaten fresh or preserved. Plums Some plum varieties ripen in July. The Japanese varieties that mature during this month include Burbank and the […]

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A Few Tomato Descriptions and Their Estimated Harvest Days

When researching tomato varieties, it is important to consider descriptions of each type. Many gardeners also want to know how many days it will take for each variety to mature. Knowing certain types of information will help you determine which plants will grow well in your area, as well as which ones you are likely […]

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Tomato Soup Idea #3

You may realize by now that we love tomato soup. It’s great on the chillier days that we’re still having, especially after a walk or yard work. I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, either by using leftovers or by purchasing items on sale. Sometime, the […]

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Tomato Soup Idea #2

I wanted share another soup idea with you today, again using tomato soup as the base. Tomato soup is high in sodium, so you may want to try to find a brand with less sodium for optimal health effects. I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, […]

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Tomato Soup Idea #1

I regularly come up with ideas for making soup more wholesome. I do this very cheaply, either by using leftovers or by purchasing items on sale. Sometimes, the entire meal is free. This happens when everything has come from the food cupboard and/or friends, or my garden. Tomato soups are easy to make. Try this […]

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Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #2

Here is another version of the Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup. Ingredients: Serves 2-4, depending on what is served with it. 1 can condensed tomato soup, plus 1 can of water 1 tomato, chopped (This was from our garden) 1 small zucchini, peel left on, sliced into circles and then cut into fourths. 1 small […]

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Almost Homemade Tomato Vegetable Soup #1

Today I made a soup for my nephew. He liked it very much, and it was very filling for him. It was made solely from food we received from the food cupboard, in an effort to use them up before they went bad. I don’t have to often, but sometimes I make a trip to […]

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