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    Fish Tacos: 100 Day Real Food Challenge

    Challenge is an UNDERSTATEMENT. When your household hates vegetables and you are a foodie, this 100 days of real food is nearly impossible. Today’s recipe is in Lisa Leak’s new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food. Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo Fish tacos are not my husband’s favorite, unless, the fish is coated in a fatty batter.  Of course, my “real food” plan does not include enriched wheat flour or bleached flour. In Lisa’s plan, no ingredient or condiment can have more than 5 ingredients.  It cannot contain hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup,…

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    Eating Real Food to Lose Weight

    Last weekend, I saw an old friend of mine who has lost over 20 lbs this summer.  She looks great!  She was full of energy and seemed to have more pep in her step, than her usual good-spirited self.  I admit, I was jealous. She says she has been calorie counting, eating real food and using the “My Fitness Pal” app.  So, of course, I downloaded it last night. Ever since I accepted a desk job, almost 15 years ago, over my more physical job, where I was constantly walking, I have gained 50 lbs.  That is 50 lbs from my wedding weight.  I have used every excuse for the…

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    Distribution & Marketing of Our Food – PART 3

    A four part series examining the United States Government’s relationship with the agricultural industry and how that directly affects your family’s health So far, we have examined the United States governmental hold on our food supply and how subsidized foods are dangerous to our health.  Corn, the number one subsidized food in this country, is processed and manipulated into everything from high fructose corn syrup to feed for cattle.  The Agricultural Department and the Food and Drug Administration have created an additive, detrimental food supply, contributing to our country’s ill health and obesity. Mass Distribution The Grocery Manufactures of America want to sell cheap processed foods, at higher prices in…

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    Does the Government Decide What You Eat – PART 2

    A four part series examining the United States Government’s relationship with the agricultural industry and how that directly affects your family’s health In part 1, we discovered CORN is the most heavily processed food in the nation and high-fructose corn syrup is killing us, by making us the most overweight nation  in the world.   Because the US Government subsidizes farmers to produce more corn, eventually  to be processed, but does not compensate farmers to grow fruits and vegetables, we are a nation that is doomed. Government Is Not Concerned Our national “Dietary Guidelines,” are developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the United States Department…

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    National Read a Book Day

    It is National Read a Book Day and I am excited because I love books!  I read all kinds of books from cookbooks to horror.  I refuse to participate in the “digital” book age, preferring to buy all my books in print; and I am not alone 65% of Americans read print books 28% of Americans prefer digital books   I love foodie books and I have included my favorite foodie books. Benefits of reading a book Scientific research has proven reading is good for the mind.  Books sharpen your senses.  If you read the word garlic, it triggers your sense of smell.  Metaphors like, a slimy okra, triggers a…