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I often receive inquiries about the food I make for myself each week. Usually this is followed by said inquirer lamenting that he or she doesn’t have time to shop and cook meals at home. I get it. And I totally agree, it’s difficult.

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Produce Storage

If you are trying to save money and eat right, preparing meals at home is usually the way to go. But how annoying is it when you go to make a meal and what you find is slimy lettuce and mushy tomatoes? The worst right?

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Millet

It certainly seems like kale and quinoa are having their 15 minutes of fame these days, right? I think this is great (obviously) but I also feel bad for the other greens and grains that are being overlooked.

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Navigating milk alternatives

Lactose intolerance and dairy are topics I could go on and on about. But I won’t. I’ll try to keep it short and just say that most adult humans experience difficulty digesting dairy – whether they realize it or not. When we are infants, our bodies produce lactase, the enzyme necessary to digest lactose (the sugar found in milk). As we age, our body stops producing this enzyme and thus we develop lactose intolerance and experience bloating, gas, and diarrhea after we consume dairy products. Many people are not aware that dairy products have this effect on them until they cut them out of their diet for a few weeks and realize how much better they feel.

There are many other reasons why I feel so strongly about eliminating or reducing dairy in your diet but I won’t go into that right now. I will say that when it comes to milk for your cereal or coffee or even baking, there are a ton of great, healthy alternatives to cow’s milk on the market today. So, I thought I would put a guide together on what the different “milks” are made out of and the different health benefits of each.

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