Most of the food allergies die under garlic and onion. Martin H. Fischer
Happiness is a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry under a shade tree. Astrid Alauda
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Voltaire
Soup is liquid comfort. Author Unknown
Researchers have discovered that chocolate produced some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two, but can't remember what they are. Author Unknown
I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts. Graham Kerr
Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers turns them into good friends. Jasmine Heiler
Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That's why I love vegetables, you know what they're about! Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright
When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. Laiko Bahrs
Anyhow, the hole in the doughnut is at least digestible. H.L. Mencken
In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. Benjamin Franklin
Sugar is a type of bodily fuel, yes, but your body runs about as well on it as a car would. V.L. Allineare
The breakfast slimes, angel food cake, doughnuts and coffee, white bread and gravy cannot build an enduring nation. Martin H. Fischer
Food is an important part of a balanced diet. Fran Lebowitz
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. Joan Gussow
The greatest delight the fields and woods minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. Jim Davis
Dyspepsia is the remorse of a guilty stomach. A. Kerr
Eat little, sleep sound. Iranian Proverb
I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food. Sally Edwards
The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. Chinese Proverb
After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers. Emily Luchetti
The spirit cannot endure the body when overfed, but, if underfed, the body cannot endure the spirit. St Frances de Sales
My soul is dark with stormy riot, Directly traceable to diet.Samuel Hoffenstein
This is every cook's opinion -no savory dish without an onion, but lest your kissing should be spoiledyour onions must be fully boiled.Jonathan Swift
There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. Thomas Wolfe
He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well. English Proverb
It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat. Robert Fuoss
There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye. Author Unknown
If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn't organic produce just be called "produce" and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective? Ymber Delecto
Hunger is the best sauce in the world. Cervantes
We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. Alfred E. Newman
It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. Meryl Streep
A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. Old New York Proverb
Chocolate is like medicine - but as with medicine, the key is the proper dose. Don't overdo it. Edward "Grandpa" Jones
Happiness is life served up with a scoop of acceptance, a topping of tolerance and sprinkles of hope, although chocolate sprinkles also work. Robert Brault
Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt you haven't thought of in 30 years. Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas. All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed. Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Chemicals, n: Noxious substances from which modern foods are made. Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! Charles Schulz
No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. Channing Pollock
After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile. English Saying
As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again. Leslie Newman
Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people. Elizabeth Berry
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This smoothie tastes amazing! I originally got this recipe from the green smoothie girl and have amended it to my own taste. We drink it every day! It is packed with antioxidants and automakers, I along with several servings of fruits and vegetables. You will love it! READ MORE
One of the first books I read when I was transitioning into a holistic, natural lifestyle was John Robbins’ blockbuster bestseller “Diet for a New America.”
It astonished me and made me not want to eat meat for months! I was inspired me to be more conscious about the foods I was putting into my body and the bodies of my children and family. The book itself has sold millions of copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. It was the beginning of the Food Revolution.
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Whenever I pull out this recipe, my kids get excited. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was the last time I made it! We don’t eat tons of beef, but my grandpa used to have a ranch, and when he passed away it stayed in the family. So we are lucky enough to get hormone-free, antibiotic-free, pesticide-free beef on a regular basis.
Healthy Sloppy Joes
2 lbs. ground beef, grass fed or organic if possible
1/2 C. onion, chopped
1 C. celery, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped small (I use a nut chopper)
1 10 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 C. ketchup
1/4 C. Sucanat (or brown sugar)
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 t. Braggs Aminos (or worcestershire sauce)
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 t. garlic powder
8 wheat hamburger buns (I sometimes buy sprouted and my kids love it with this recipe!)
Cook the beef in a pan (stainless steel if possible) until mostly browned, and drain the fat.
Add onion, celery and red pepper.
Cover the pan, and cook for 5 minutes.
Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, and Braggs into beef mixture.
Season with salt and garlic powder. Serve on toasted buns and enjoy!
I’m so happy to share this recipe post by my friend Amy Estes!
She says, “Last month I hosted an essential oils party and wanted to serve something I used essential oils in. I quickly found this recipe that fit my needs well. The recipe below calls for lemon juice so I attempted to COMPLETELY replace the lemon juice for lemon essential oil. Read more…
Here is a great recipe I’ve wanted to try for a long time! I use kale everyday, but usually just in my green drinks. So when my friend Alayna told me she had this great recipe, I asked her if she would share it with us. I can’t wait to make it myself!
My friend and blogger, Tammie Nelson of Simple. Healthy. Tasty. came over to our home for a visit the other night and brought her famous “Good n’ Healthy” cookies. They were so good, I couldn’t stop eating them. Their taste and texture is perfect! Read more…
Here’s another winning recipe from my good friend Faith, who hosted an essential oil class for me in Tucson and served this yummy mayo as chipotle dip for veggies. My family and I love anything with a good kick!
My good friend Faith hosted an essential oil class for me in Tucson and served these delicious bars afterward. They were yummy and I knew my kids would love them so I asked her for the recipe. She was happy to share it, not only for my family but for you, my readers as well!
After buying some expensive little bottles of jalapeño/fruit jelly from the farmer’s market, I decided to try my own and save some money. I love eating jalapeño jelly on crackers, with cream cheese or just with corn chips. So I gave it a first shot and results were fantastic!
This is my most popular and personal favorite recipe for hummus that has endured over many years.
My family loves this, and it always disappears at potlucks! Mike & I especially enjoy the spicy version of this, but it can be made mild. This hummus is extra healthy as it contains raw energy, omega oils and antioxidants. Read more…
It’s so wonderful to have a delicious, warm drink to sip when the weather gets cold! This tangy recipe is an old favorite of mine that I get out whenever we’re getting together with family at holiday time. I make it at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many times in between. It’s a big hit and is becoming a firm family tradition.
I LOVE these cookies. I lost the recipe for a while and made a different kind last year, but those were too heavy and dense. This recipe is more cake-like, so the cookies are lighter and moist. Read more…
I am not a doctor (that would be my husband). Any advice or recommendations you find on this site should not be construed as medical advice. I do not claim to be able to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease (you can do that yourself). If you choose to follow my example, you will be taking responsibility for your own health and wellness.