Are Legumes Healthy for YOU?

Are Legumes Healthy for YOU?
In a previous article, I asked the question, “Is Dairy Healthy for YOU?” and I explained that dairy and legumes are something I call gray area foods, meaning that they have healthful properties and nutrients and while they are good for some, they can be very problematic for others. So
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Is Dairy Healthy for YOU?

Is Dairy Healthy for YOU?
In my previous article, Ditch Your Diet This New Year, I wrote about eating your “native” diet, a diet consisting primarily of quality meat, vegetables, fat, some starch, fruit, nuts and seeds, and a mindfully small amount of sugar - in other words, real food.
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10 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Parties

10 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Parties
With 4th of July right around the corner and the party invites a-galore, I thought it’d be a great time to give you my top party-going tips! I love a good party, but the party foods don’t always love me. Over the years I’ve developed my toolbox of tips to help me enjoy any party.
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Book Review: Paleo Takeout

Book Review: Paleo Takeout by Russ Crandall
One of my favorite food bloggers and cookbook authors by far is Russ Crandall who blogs as The Domestic Man. His Paleo-friendly recipes focus on classic, traditional, and international dishes from a historical, linguistic, and cultural perspective.
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Susan Dines Out: Mission Heirloom

Susan Dines Out: Mission Heirloom
I rarely dine out for many reasons, but the following two are the most important: most restaurants use subpar ingredients, including cheap vegetable oils and a ton of salt; and secondly, I’m often disappointed as the food we make at home usually tastes better.
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7 Takeaways from Paleo f(x) 2015

7 Takeaways from Paleo (fx) 2015
I’m currently on an airplane jetting my way back to the good ol’ Silicon Valley from an amazing 5 days in Austin, Texas where I attended the fitness and nutrition conference Paleo f(x). I decided to take a second to jot down my thoughts and takeaways.
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A Personal Secret + Recipe: Easy Garlicky Green Beans

Recipe: Easy Garlicky Green Beans
I have a secret...I’m kind of a picky eater! Yep, this nutritionist who advocates eating a rainbow color of vegetables daily sometimes has a hard time doing it herself. I’ve made a conscious effort over the years to add more variety to my daily vegetable intake by trying new ones.
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Advanced Food Label Reading Techniques

Advanced Food Label Reading Techniques
You probably are under the impression that because I am a nutritionist and having worked in food manufacturing for 7 years, I always know what’s lurking in the food I spend my hard earned dollars on. I’m here to tell you that even a nutritionist and expert label reader gets fooled!
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Top 10 Reasons I Celebrate My 4-Year Paleo-versary!

Top 10 Reasons I Celebrate My 4-Year Paleo-versary!
This month completes a total of 4 years since I’ve transitioned to a food and lifestyle ancestral template - let’s call it my Paleo-versary. Four years, can you believe it? Certainly a long time for what some people consider to be a fad diet!
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Recipe: Savory Pork Breakfast Sausages

Savory Pork Breakfast Sausages
I set out to recreate the flavor of those traditional American breakfast sausages. After a few tries at tinkering with the recipe, I knew I had it right when my husband said (and this is verbatim), “Yum! These taste exactly like the sausage in a Sausage with Egg McMuffin!”
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