Ready, Set, Digest! (Part 3: Stomach Acid)

stomach acidHave you ever experienced heartburn, indigestion, or acid reflux?  And have you ever taken an antacid to “put the fire out”?  What if I told you that taking antacids or other medications for heartburn symptoms could actually be perpetuating the problem, instead of fixing it?  What if I told you that the burn you felt was actually due to a deficiency of stomach acid, not an excess?  In most cases, this is true and it’s what we’re going to discuss in Part 3 of the Ready, Set, Digest series.   Continue reading

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15 Minute Shrimp & Zoodles

shrimp n zoodles

A few days ago I posted the above photo on Instagram & Facebook and got a lot of requests for the recipe, so that’s what I’ll be sharing with you today!  It’s pretty similar to another shrimp dish I posted a few weeks ago.  There are just a few changes that make it even simpler – and bonus, it’s done in half the time!   Continue reading

Ready, Set, Digest! (Part 2: Nutrients)

Ready Set Digest 2

It’s that time again!  Welcome to Part 2 of the Ready, Set, Digest series, where we’re learning all about how to optimize our digestion and why it’s so important to our overall health.  Let’s jump right in with a brief recap of Part 1:

Last week, we discussed the first crucial step in digestion – making sure your body is ready to eat!  In a nutshell:

  • Slow down.
  • Chill out.
  • Chew thoroughly.
  • Don’t eat your weight in Godfather’s Pizza (shameless Goonie reference).

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Cashew Cranberry No-Bake Cookie Bites

Cashew CookiesSo, baking is really not my forte.  I tend to burn things and I inevitably miss some crucial ingredient, resulting in something that tastes like cardboard and looks like a hockey puck.  It’s not pretty.  But I do enjoy a delicious baked good every now & then, especially around this time of year.  So what better way to get in on the festive fun than to make a no-bake miniature cookie??  It’s almost impossible to screw up and well, tiny food is just cool.   Continue reading

Wild Shrimp & Mushroom “Pasta” with Roasted Broccoli

broccoli pastaCould I have chosen a longer title for this post?  (Yes, but humor me.)  What’s funny about it is that if you read the title more like an ingredients list, it’s actually quite short – just 3 things!  Other than your cooking fat & seasonings, all you need for this recipe are shrimp, mushrooms, and a couple heads of broccoli.  Pretty sweet, right? Continue reading