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Show Your Gut Some Love by Kensie Campbell

Show Your Gut Some Love by Kensie Campbell

  Let’s talk about gut health! Gut health is a term that a lot of people toss around casually without ever really knowing what a healthy gut actually entails. So, in today’s blog, we are going to uncover how to show your gut some love by incorporating certain foods into your weekly regimen, and how doing so can benefit your overall health. When we refer to gut health, we are talking about our microbiome, which consists of millions of bacteria, fungi, and other pathogenic organisms. The status of our microbiomes is partially influenced by our genetic makeup and other environmental...

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The ‘Not so Ugly’ Truth About Starchy Vegetables by Kensie Campbell

The ‘Not so Ugly’ Truth About Starchy Vegetables by Kensie Campbell

  White potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, corn, pumpkin, winter squash… the list goes on. What do all of these have in common? They are all classified as starchy vegetables. Are they good? Bad? Should we avoid them altogether, or include them at every meal? In this blog, we want to uncover the full truth about starchy vegetables, while debunking all of those myths that we have heard and read for far too long. Starchy vegetables often get a bad rap for a couple of reasons. Many people mistakenly believe that eating starchy veggies will spike their blood sugar...

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Stalky Green Vegetables

Stalky Green Vegetables

      Stalky Green Vegetables: Their Benefits and Simple Ways to Incorporate Them By: Kensie Campbell   Leafy greens-- we all know and love them, right?! Consuming stalky green vegetables is so important for our health, but at times, it can also feel like such a hassle. Today, we want to share with you some of the benefits of leafy greens, as well as our absolute favorite ways to incorporate them into our everyday meals. First, let’s talk about some of the benefits that stalky green veggies have to offer! Broccoli rabe (as pictured below), commonly referred to as...

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Summertime Tomato Jam

  Summertime Tomato Jam Perfect over grilled or slow roasted meat, or as an accompaniment on your charcuterie platter.   1 large white or sweet onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons grapeseed or avocado oil ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 pounds roma tomatoes, chopped ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons tomato paste Salt and Black Pepper to taste   Saute onions and garlic in oil over medium heat with salt until translucent. Add tomatoes and thyme and continue to cook until thickened and starts to stick. Deglaze with...

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Memorial Day Sweet Potato Salad

Memorial Day Sweet Potato Salad

  Potato Salad is a classic Memorial Day side dish. Mary puts her on healthy, Nourish spin on it. Give this recipe a try this weekend or later in the summer. Sure not to disappoint your family!    Sweet Potato Salad (serves 8-10) Salad: 8-10 slices bacon 3 # large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 4 cups baby arugula   Dressing: 1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon whole grain or Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon local honey 2-4 dashes Tabasco...

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