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Have you signed the LABEL IT WA petition yet??

As many of you have heard, the initiative to label genetically modified foods in California was narrowly rejected by a vote of 52% to 47% , costing GMO supporters over 45 million dollars to convince voters.  Here in Washington state, a petition is circulating, to gather enough signatures to get a similar initiative on our […]

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Taste of Washington Day at our Local Schools

Today was Taste of Washington Day in cafeterias all over the state.  Over 300 schools and at least 30 local farms will participate in Taste Washington Day to celebrate the state’s agricultural diversity and encourage healthy eating habits. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) are partnering with […]

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Spring Detox: Day Six

Today I made a lovely citrus juice from blood oranges, grapefruit and navel oranges.  It had a beautiful rosy hue and I tried to make it last throughout the day, though it was so delicious I wanted to drink it all at once.  Maybe I’ll buy more fruit next time, so I can make enough […]

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Spring Detox: Day Five

I’ve gotten a little lazier these days, forgetting to take pictures and lacking the energy to post at the end of the day.  So here’s my day five, a few days late. This morning, I had the lovely oat pancakes again.  I find them more satisfying than any other breakfast food option.  To switch it […]

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Spring Detox: Day Four

For breakfast, I made up some oatmeal with spelt and rolled oats.  I added coconut oil, raisins and a dash of maple syrup.  It was tasty! My husband had a bowl of granola with almond milk.  The kids decided they’ve had enough of the detox, and are back to toast, butter and fruit for breakfast. […]

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Spring Detox: Day Three

I’m getting into the groove of this diet, but I am pretty exhausted from all the planning, prepping and preparing. I wake up early to get the kid’s breakfast and lunches made, while my husband enjoys another hour of sleep.  I get them off to school and prepare our breakfast and lunches.  Then off to […]

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Spring Detox: Day Two

The morning started out good with some yummy ground steel-cut oat pancakes, blueberries and raspberry smoothie for the kids. And some spelt-oat meal, blueberries and a tangerine for the adults.  The oatmeal was a bit of a challenge, as I love mine with lots of butter, cream and maple syrup.  I compromised with coconut oil […]

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Cleansing Spring Detox: Day One

I started the night before, soaking some grains and almonds for the upcoming day.  Brown rice for dinner, steel cut oats for flourless breakfast pancakes and almonds for almond milk(see previous post for recipe). Breakfast included honey almond granola with almond milk and raspberry pineapple smoothie.  My daughter also had a cup of frozen organic […]

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Spring Cleaning Detox

(This is my first Walla Walla Lifestyles magazine article, printed in the March 2012 issue) Spring is almost here! Almost instinctively during this time of year, we clean out closets and open windows to bring fresh air into our homes and lives. For some folks, thoughts turn to cleaning out their physical body as well, […]

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Whole Grains ARE Good for You!

A friend approached me the other day with surprising news “ Whole grains are actually bad for you!” What?! Being a huge proponent of whole grains and a whole foods-based diet, I was puzzled. What sort of misinformation is being spread out there?! It turns out her doctor had told her wheat is bad for […]

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