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The Pastured Pig, an Unprocessed Alternative for Sustainable Meat

In 2012 my wife and I decided to shake things up. We were both overly stressed, overworked, overweight, and over our urban existence. Our lifestyle and environment were sending us down a path of misery and discomfort and we needed to make some changes. I started by growing vegetables. We added beehives and a chicken coop and it was soon beginning to look a bit like a farm. Once we had a good handle on the veggies, eggs, and honey […]

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

6 Tips for Serving New Recipes to Your Family (& Crispy Smashed Potatoes)

This is a great starter recipe and a family favorite. Use it as a winning side dish, especially instead of French fries. This dish is universally well-received by ALL kinds of eaters. In fact, when I served these potatoes at a large family dinner, the potatoes created a stir of excitement amongst the guests before I could get them on the table. Everybody loved them, and even the picky eaters had second helpings.

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Do Essential Oils Really Work?

Do Essential Oils Really Work?

Whenever we’re thinking about putting something on or in our bodies, it’s good to be skeptical and check out all the ingredients and available facts. Sometimes synthetic medications – whether over-the-counter or prescription – are necessary. Other times, we can reach for something more natural that may not have as many side effects.

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Sweet Potato Chorizo Soup

Fall Fiesta Sweet Potato Chorizo Soup

My favorite element of eating unprocessed is coming up with recipes that utilize the rainbow of colors. I love the level of nutrition that comes from colorful arrays and there is something so satisfying when your food is visually appealing. The bright sunshine of the sweet potato and roasted red pepper coupled with nutty creaminess of the avocado and pepitas makes this soup an absolute fiesta for the eyes and taste buds alike. This is taking comfort food to a […]

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Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Although winter squash are available nearly year round, there’s something hearty and comforting about eating them that seems perfect for colder months. This Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe really makes the squash the star. This dish can stand alone as a vegan-friendly entrée or can be served alongside a nice piece of fish or chicken.

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