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July 31, 2018

This makes a perfect dinner on a hot day when the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven. I made it yesterday when it was 100 (and we don't have air conditioning). Everyone enjoyed it and agreed I should share. Tastes best when eaten with loved ones in a shady spot outside.

Salmon Salad (serves 3)

Ingredients:

18 oz salmon (3 small cans)

1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1/2 cup diced red onion

1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley

3 stalks celery, diced

4 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice

3 Tbs avocado or other healthy fat mayo (I use Primal Kitchens Brand)

3/4 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt

6 romaine lettuce leaves

Instructions:

Add all ingredients, except lettuce to a medium size bowl and mix well. Scoop salad onto lettuce leaves and enjoy!

If you enjoy this recipe, there's more in my e-cookbook, 31 Whole Food Dinner Recipes (that happen to be gluten free, grain free and are almost nightshade free)You can get the e-book here.

July 31, 2018

I know it sounds too good to be true, but many studies have been done on the health benefits of collagen. It has increased bone density (1), improved skin hydration, elasticity and wrinkling (2) and improved knee joint pain due to activity (3), among other things. It's also one of my favorite digestive support foods!

Collagen is an important protein in our bodies. It’s used to make connective tissues, skin, cartilage, bone and more. Our bodies make it, which requires nutrients and digestion of those nutrients. Many people’s diets don’t provide all the nutrients they need, and their digestion is impaired, so they may not be making as much collagen as their body requires. This can result in brittle hair and nails, reduced bone density, reduced wound healing and more.

One great source of collagen is bone broth. People used to use the entire animal more often and would make nourishing broth from the bones and cartilage, even feet! While bone broth is making a comeback, during the hot sum...

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