Chaga grows on birch trees near my home in northern Maine and is not very attractive, but the health benefits of chaga are extremely attractive. I have heard it said that we will find in nature what we need to maintain or heal our health. I’ve also heard that the things that heal us resemble what they’re curing. [Read more…]
Well, we’ve started the Get Healthy Challenge. It’s hard to start something new. It’s especially hard when there are so many “good” things we pass by – the microwave popcorn, the leftover Christmas cakes and pies…. [Read more…]
It’s time to get fit! Who is in? We talk about it all the time and I’m sick of talking and ready to start DOING…
Emily: Ok, Christina, I’m calling you out! Here’s a Get Healthy New Year Challenge. A new year is upon us, and we both have talked about wanting to get healthier. I figure: we make this public, we’ll HAVE to do it. Right?? So what do you say?
Christina: Sounds good! I’ve been dragging my feet and my California trip for February is coming up fast. May as well make it public… ugh, but let’s do this!
Mmmmm! This is another of our favorites from the Sisters Know Best Crockpot Freezer Series. We like it so much because the sausage is actually turkey burger flavored like sausage so it’s healthy and hearty. Get the sausage seasoning recipe here. This Crockpot Sausage and Bean Supper recipe is easy to make, freezes well, and can feed a lot of people. We served it 2 different ways. I opted for it on rice and Bill put his in a wrap. Both were amazing! [Read more…]
Coconut oil is gaining in popularity. We’re here to tell you just how awesome it is! There are many benefits of coconut oil and so many uses for it – all of them benefit your health and your body. Some people worry about the high-fat content of coconut oil.
Yup, coconut oil is high in fat. GOOD FAT! Our bodies need good fats to properly function and maintain metabolic balance. Your body recognizes coconut oil for what it is: REAL! Everyone should be using coconut oil daily — in your body, on your body, for your body. Below are several ways to use coconut oil for a healthier you. [Read more…]
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is one of those EASY Crockpot meals in the Sisters Know Best Crockpot Freezer Meal Series. I wish when I bought my ingredients I had purchased enough to make a bunch of these. I only made 2 batches of this one. 🙁 It’s healthy, quick, and flavorful! Not to mention versatile. The next time we have it, the family wants to try it as a burrito. I’m happy with it as is on rice… but I will try it with some black beans added in.
I know you have seen the post about salads in a mason jar a thousand times already but this one is a little different. I tried the #Salads In A Jar the way others said to and no matter how many days they sat in the jars (1-6), they were still soggy. Even on day 1. I figured I better share how the salads in a jar worked best for me… let me know if you have other tips to make them even better.
Before you discount this Zucchini Pizza Crust recipe as too “green” or healthy, it’s a fantastic way to enjoy pizza without the heavy feeling. AND a great way to use up some zucchini. If you have a garden or know someone who does, then you know what happens when you grow zucchini or summer squash! [Read more…]
Ever roasted cauliflower? Ever roasted it and then made soup from it? I hadn’t, but let me tell you: I love the result! This is an easy and healthy vegetarian recipe! Plus an added benefit is how incredible the spices smell as the soup heats. The longest part is the roasting so it might be a good fall or winter recipe too but in the summer also ….
It’s So Worth The Wait!!
Here’s what to do:
We’ve all had those burns in the kitchen whether from a hot burner or dish, hot peppers, or oil. NOT FUN! A split second and you pay for it for days! Ouch, we’ve all been there. Next time, try these tricks to relieve burn symptoms! [Read more…]
If you are looking for a healthy vegetarian soup for a main course, look no more! I made this for my boyfriend’s vegetarian sister and we all loved it! I actually doubled the batch! To be completely honest, my boyfriend added a little spice to his (meat) but his sister enjoyed it as is and so did I. I’m sure you will too! [Read more…]
I used to work at a ski resort and they had delicious vegetarian lasagna. Since then I’ve searched for a replacement recipe. While this vegetarian lasagna recipe is a red sauce and that one was a white sauce, I really like this option! My bf isn’t a fan of the white sauce version… and I’m not sure if it’s healthy anyway but this version is! You can use whatever vegetables you would like but the following is what I did. After it was cooked, I added garlic salt to mine. I just prefer a little more zap to my flavors. Everyone else loved it as is. I’m sure you will too! [Read more…]
YUM! This recipe for healthy Greek yogurt and Parmesan cheese chicken tastes so good you would think you were eating thousands of calories. The good news though is each chicken breast is under 300 calories! But wait… it gets even better… it’s QUICK! Within an hour you can be dining on delicious creamy, cheesy chicken! Pair this with our yummy kale salad and you’ve got amazing flavor and a healthy meal! [Read more…]
It’s the dead of winter here in Maine. Yup, everything “garden-y” is dead. Kind of depressing unless you buy fun green veggies and make amazing salads that encourage thoughts of warmer times to come. Enter in Kale Salad!
Years ago a friend had given me some kale from her garden. Oh, goody I thought. Then I was embarrassed not to know how to eat it — cook it? chop it? steam it? add to soups? Absolutely all of those things can be done with kale! I haven’t forgotten the kale chips that are all the rage now, but it’s not something I have done — yet.
This version of kale salad is best enjoyed the following day. The kale will soften some and the flavors will meld into a deliciousness that is worth the wait. Trust me! [Read more…]
Here’s an easy recipe for making your own Kombucha! Kombucha is a healthy fermented beverage that is nutrient-dense with a slightly sweet taste. Many people drink this for it’s ability to remove toxins and recreate healthy probiotics in their intestines. Grocery stores charge approximately $3.50 per bottle. With this recipe after your “brew” is started, you can make a gallon for less than that!! Here’s what to do: