November 26, 2018

This easy recipe is perfect for cooler times of year when you want something warm, comforting and filling. The cranberry, rosemary and garlic smell so delicious while they're cooking!

Serves 4


1 pound ground beef
2 acorn squash, cut lengthwise, seeds scooped out
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries (I use apple juice sweetened), chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
4 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Rub 1 tsp of olive oil onto flesh of squash. Put 1/4 tsp garlic into center of each squash half and rub around. The oil should help it stick to the inside.

Place squash skin side up on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until soft.

While the squash is cooking, heat 2 tsp of oil on medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes, stirring often and taking care not to burn it. A...

November 26, 2018

For this months post, I thought the best way of explaining how food helps you be healthy is with a picture. I couldn’t find one that fit exactly, so I made one for you.

Yesterday, my husband and I were driving our oldest son across the mountains and back to school at Oregon State University where he’s working towards his physics degree. He loves and enjoys physics and even thinks it’s fun.

When we ask him about how school is going, the conversation usually turns into him explaining some complex concept that involves things like imaginary numbers (yes, that’s a thing!), quantum mechanics and differential equations, while we attempt to grasp even a fraction of what he's saying.

During our drive, he mentioned he’s especially interested in electricity and began telling us about how electricity storage and transformers work. Since my brain always wants to apply everything to nutrition, I began wondering how exactly nutrients are involved in our cells ability to conduct electricity.

Before w...

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