Lucious Tomatoes!

Many TomatoesThank heaven and my son Paul for a bumper crop of delicious champion tomatoes. Totally organic — just Paul’s hard work planting and tending, watering, and Florence Park sunshine yields the perfectly formed delicious tomato that God intended. We’ve been eating, canning, freezing and sharing tomatoes with friends and neighbors. What a blessing!

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Big Zucchini!

Big Zucchini 2014You could make a meal of this zucchini! Fresh from the garden, zucchini is great grilled, roasted, in salads, battered and fried, or as zucchini soup.

You can make a delicious, beautiful zucchini soup with about 2 lbs. zucchini cut in pieces, 3 T butter, 1 medium Vidalia onion diced, 1/4 cup half & half, and 1/2 cup either chicken broth or vegetable broth. Boil the zucchini for a few minutes; saute onion in butter. Puree or blend the zucchini until smooth and pour into the pan with the onions. Add broth and half & half. Wonderful either hot Garden 2014 002or cold!

Unload Your Toxic Burden

ToxinsOur bodies are wonderfully made and are tremendously resilient. Yet we can eventually overwhelm them with long-term, low-level exposure to toxic chemicals, especially when combined with our inattention to proper nutrition, lack of exercise and lack of rest.

What’s all the fuss about toxins, food additives, pesticides, herbicides, etc.? Many factors such as environmental toxins, chronic stress and genetic predisposition, working together, weaken your body.

The average American consumes seven pounds of food additives per year, including chemical preservatives, artificial colorings, artificial flavorings, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and assorted other substances. We use chemicals to keep insects from ruining our crops, make our fabrics flame-retardant, our shampoos fragrant, our homes bug-free, and a host of other desirable objectives. But the result is that the typical U.S. home contains 1,500 hazardous substances and more than 10,000 food and chemical additives are allowed in the U.S. food supply.

Now on Pinterest!

I’ve just discoveredpinterest logo another great way to encourage people on their journey to health and come alongside with hope to sustain the weary! Check out my new Pinterest boards here: Morning By Morning on Pinterest 

I’m still learning Pinterest, but already have more than a dozen boards with pins related to lots of interesting topics. What fun and so convenient for collecting ideas on topics dear to me such as nutrition quotes, healthy eating, words of hope, Easter ideas, words of inspiration, gluten free, gardening, and nutritional supplements.

To go exploring some of my favorite things, quotes that inspire me, or recipes I already love making or plan to try some day, just click on one of the boards and have a look around. I’m sure to keep pinning as I discover more items of interest in the pinterest world and also pin many of my own. Feel free to follow a board or repin any pin that you like. I’d love to hear from you. Enjoy!

National RDN Day! What’s an RDN?

NNM14_RDN_Day Registered dietitian nutritionists, or RDNs,  are the food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. The expertise, training and credentials that back a registered dietitian nutritionist are vital for promoting positive lifestyle choices.

When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals.

Registered dietitians draw on their experience to develop a personalized nutrition plan for individuals of all ages. They are able to separate facts from fads and translate nutritional science into information you can use.

A registered dietitian can put you on the path to a healthy weight, eating healthfully and reducing your risk of chronic disease.

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

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How do you enjoy the taste of eating right?  Registered Dietitian Nutritionists help people eat right by providing sound easy-to-follow nutrition advice. Checkout the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website at www.eatright.org/nnm for helpful recipes, or test your nutrition IQ with fun quizzes, games and other free resources. Tell me about your experiences with eating for taste as well as for health. How is it working for you?