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    yo·gurt a semisolid sourish food prepared from milk fermented by added bacteria. Yogurt contains many vitamins and nutrients that have positive implications for your health. Nutrients include B12, riboflavin, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, all of…

    December 26, 2016
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    Kimchi Korean Cookery. a spicy fermented mixture containing cabbage, onions, and sometimes fish, variously seasons, as with garlic, horseradish, red peppers, and ginger. Why add it to your meals?  Kimchi is full of beneficial…

    December 16, 2016
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    Vegetable Meatballs

    meat·ball   a ball of ground or chopped protein with added seasonings.    This past Fall, I got married to Shawn Vecchione and was honored to enjoy some of his family’s famous Italian recipes the…

    December 16, 2016
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    Fermenting Winter Squash

    wild: living or growing in the natural environment. fla·vor: enhance the taste of (food or drink) by adding a particular ingredient. The book of the month is WILD FLAVORS, one chef’s transformative year cooking…

    December 2, 2016
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    Fermentation is an ancient process of food preservation and has existed in every society and culture we have record of. Fermenting vegetables begins with lacto-fermentation (lactic-acid bacteria also known as probiotics). The lactic acid…

    November 7, 2016
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    Cauliflower Grits

    Make your own cauliflower grits by placing raw cauliflower into a food processor until it is the consistency you’d prefer. Then sauté with olive oil + seasoning.  Seasonal ingredients have more nutrients + flavor:  Native corn…

    September 1, 2016
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    Energy Bursts

    en·er·gy the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. These are power snacks that contain {Protein} + {Fiber} to balance energy levels + hunger. They are also fabulous to serve for…

    August 30, 2016
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    Cultivating a Positive Body Image

    Body image is defined as “The subjective picture or mental image of one’s own body.” It encompasses one’s own ideas, memories, generalizations, beliefs and feelings surrounding their body. In essence, it’s how you feel…

    August 26, 2016
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    Spreading the Love: Bridget Pasalacqua

    This month, I’m happy to share my fifth interview with a mentor that is one of my best friends. There are many that challenge us to understand ourselves, grow our spiritual practices and cultivate our lives.…

    August 22, 2016
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    Off the Grid Newfoundland

    In November 2015, Shawn + I traveled along the shoreline of Newfoundland for 3 weeks. Newfoundland is a coastal region along the Atlantic, northeast of Maine and Nova Scotia. Much like Cape Cod, the…

    August 15, 2016