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Eggplant is one of the few vegetables that grows really well during the summer in hot, humid Florida. As a result, dishes made from Indian, Chinese, and Thai eggplant are on our family’s menu during this time of the year. One of my favorites is eggplant parmesan, perhaps one of the best known dishes made with this vegetable from the nightshade family

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The first official healthy energy drink was created by the Japanese company Taisho Pharmaceuticals in 1960. This beverage, called Lipvitan-D, contained a mix of essential vitamins, the amino acid taurine and the B vitamin niacin as metabolic agents to boost energy and concentration.

Energy drinks officially went to the Dark Side with the creation of Red Bull in 1987,

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As my kids and I enjoyed some homemade, spelt sourdough english muffins for breakfast, my wife munched down on a dish of quinoa, a very popular alternative nowadays with the gluten free crowd. 

What is Quinoa: Grain or Seed?

Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, is another pseudo-cereal like buckwheat,

The post Getting the Most from QUINOA (and how to source responsibly) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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Interest in plantains is growing as people realize that they make a more digestible alternative to grains not just in savory dishes, but for baking too! The trouble is, plantain recipes are few and far between, so if you want to get started baking with plantain flour, some trial and error is likely necessary. 

The post Plantain Biscuits Recipe (great for breakfast!) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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For those of you who love shrimp and grits but aren’t eating corn for whatever reason, this recipe is for you!

Why would someone want to go grain free in the first place? There are a couple of key reasons. 

First of all, going grain free can help speed weight loss.

The post Shrimp and Grits Recipe (grain free!) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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I tasted goose eggs for the very first time while on vacation recently in Colorado. Like duck eggs, they are not a common food in the American diet. However, they are becoming more widely available as an increasing number of people opt to raise small flocks of egg laying birds in their backyards.

The post All About Goose Eggs and Why to Try Them! appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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I tasted goose eggs for the very first time while on vacation recently in Colorado. Like duck eggs, they are not a common food in the American diet. However, they are becoming more widely available as an increasing number of people opt to raise small flocks of egg laying birds in their backyards.

The post All About Goose Eggs and Why to Try Them! appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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Sucralose is the most consumed artificial sweetener in the United States. Grabbed a diet soda, sports or energy drink? It very likely contains it.

How about any number of “reduced sugar” processed foods frequently touted as “healthy” snacks? Examples include muffins, breads, bars, and other convenience foods at the grocery and healthfood store.

The post Sucralose: Not So Splenda After All appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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Just because the weather is warm doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some serious comfort food! When it comes to main courses, one of my favorite dishes that hits the spot is classically inspired meatloaf.

I recently enjoyed perhaps the most delicious traditional meatloaf I’ve ever ordered in a restaurant. It was at The Refinery,

The post Traditional Meatloaf Recipe (with a Southern Flair!) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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Raw local honey is a seasonal food crafted by nature as bees get back to work on springtime blooms. And while its use as food is quite popular, honey is also very beneficial as medicine. Of all the 300 or so types on planet Earth, manuka honey is the best of the best for this purpose.

The post Using Manuka Honey as a Medicinal Superfood (when 80% is fake) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

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