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Black Eyed Pea Soup

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January 1st, I am cleaning out the fridge. I find 2 sweet potatoes, several stalks of rainbow chard and leeks. I am thinking of a friend who brought me black eyed pea soup on New Years day, a few years … Continue reading

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Would You Like That With or Without Gluten?

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The first time I came in contact with somebody who couldn’t have gluten was when my daughter entered Kindergarten. There was this beautiful girl with long hair playing outside while her mom was talking to the teacher. The mom volunteered … Continue reading

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November: Diabetes Awareness Month

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With worldwide 347 million people having diabetes (source: World Health Organization or WHO) and 3.4 million people dying from consequences of high blood sugar alone in 2004; this disease becomes real. When taking into account that for example in the … Continue reading

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October: Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Why is this important? Many of us like meat, pork or poultry on our plate. But did you know that most of us eat too much protein? According to the USDA, in the year 2000 … Continue reading

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Keeping a Food Diary

Why would you keep a food diary? It is cumbersome, time consuming, easy to forget, and you can lie too… First of all: it tells you how often you are eating during the day. Are you a grazer, or do … Continue reading

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