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Spinach Delight!

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What better way to celebrate National Spinach Day than to make some amazing spinach-inspired recipes! As my grandmother always said, spinach is great for your health. Of course, for 6-year-old me, this statement made no sense. Now that I am wiser and older, I can positively say spinach is great for digestion and an excellent source for vitamins. So, if you’ve become a spinach lover, like me, you’ll be making up any excuse to cook these recipes.Caramelized Onion and Spinach DipThis recipe goes great with either pita chips or potato chips!Ingredients needed:3 tablespoons of Kelapo Ghee (melted)2 sprigs of fresh […]

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Why Even Natural Butter isn’t Better

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It’s come to my attention that Americans ate 5.6 POUNDS of butter in 2012 – marking a 40 year high consumption rate, according to the American Butter Institute. Ok, I’ll give it to you. If you ditched butter for the “healthier” margarine (which now we know isn’t true), and are now going for the real deal, good for you. But that butter is adding 243mg of cholesterol per stick into your diet. And if you’re one of the Americans eating nearly six pounds of it a year – that adds up to over 1360 mg of cholesterol JUST from the […]

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Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

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Only a few more days until Turkey Day! Do you have any special family traditions that you partake in on Thanksgiving? How about Hanukkah traditions? I think it is interesting that Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah are both on the same days this year since it has not happened since 1888. Since there are many festivities happening this coming week I wanted to make a dessert that could be enjoyed for both holidays. This recipe was originally found in Spirit magazine however it has been tweaked to use coconut oil instead of unsalted butter. Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread   […]

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