The Nutrition Detective is born

I’m finally getting excited again!  Starting a new business can feel overwhelming.  I was thinking today that I needed to start having fun with it… and the Nutrition Detective was born.  I’ve always loved being a detective, it puts a sparkle in my eye, and a smile on my lips.  I’ll need a cool hat and sunglasses to complete the photo on my Facebook Page. I shopped today for one week’s worth of groceries.  I am the first to try my newly created 14-Day Clean Diet Challenge.  I am so excited to tell the world about it, but Shhhh, its still in development.  My colleagues Pat and Maj have been truly inspirational and without them my idea’s wouldn’t have hatched.  I am grateful for their friendship and accountability. Back to the kitchen….Day 1 breakfast is homemade Muesli…yum!  Planning ahead is the best defense for any successful endeavor. Thank you for joining me, and I look forward to keeping you up-to-date on my ‘challenge’ adventures as I go along.  Please send cool photo’s of hat idea’s for the Nutrition Detective’s image, much...

Spring Sprouting Steamer

Prep Time: 3 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4 servings   Ingredients: 1 zucchini 1 summer squash 1 package mixed crunchy sprouts (lentil, adzuki, mung, garbanzo) 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped tarragon 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) or butter 4 lemon wedges salt to taste   Directions: 1. Slice zucchini and summer squash in discs about 1/4 inch thick. Steam with sprouts for about 5 minutes or until desired tenderness. 2. Toss with tarragon, ghee and salt in bowl. 3. Serve with lemon wedge. Note: Try fresh herbs like parsley, dill, cilantro or mint for a totally different taste....

Sprouts!

In the spring season, seeds flaunt their vitality and energy by sprouting. Sprouts of all varieties contain the building blocks of life in the form of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and simple sugars. In their early growth state, sprouts are very easy to digest, allowing our bodies to access many wonderful nutrients. Recent research by the American Cancer Society has backed what holistic nutrition has known for years: that sprouts contain anti-cancer properties, high levels of active antioxidants, concentrated amounts of phytochemicals and significant amounts of vitamins A, C & D. Here are some great ways to serve up sprouts: Add to salads. Combine with other vegetables in wraps, roll-ups or stir-fries. Use in sandwiches instead of lettuce. Spring has arrived! Eat sprouts and feel...