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Forbidden Black Rice Salad

FORBIDDEN BLACK RICE SALAD This dish makes my heart sing. (Thanks for sharing Scott and Meg!)  And be warned that the satisfying mellow flavor of sesame oil makes it hard to say no to a second or third serving.  Enjoy! Rice 2 cups Hinode Black Rice 4 cups of water...

Happy Earth Day Bend Oregon

Happy Earth Day Bend Oregon Among other things like dogs, craft brewing and genuine friendliness… Happy Earth day is a big deal here in Bend Oregon.  If you've been here, you know that Bend has a vibe all its own. But if you haven't had the pleasure, take a breezy...

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24 hr Gastro Intestinal Cleanse

24 hr Gastro Intestinal Cleanse If you’ve had your eye on a simple 24 hr Gastro Intestinal Cleanse but haven't stepped up yet, we'd like to introduce you to our family's favorite natural pharmaceutical. Exodus GI Sponge is a whole food supplement engineered to be your...

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Working with Back Pain

Working with Back Pain If you have difficulty sitting for long periods of time, or deal with chronic joint pain, take a look at some new ideas to mend stressed joints faster. According to the Center for Disease Control 1 in 5 adults in the US (that’s 52.5 million...

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Japanese Peasant Stew

Ah, Japanese Peasant Stew. What my kids like best about it are the boiled eggs suspended in a sea of brothy greens and glass noodles. I like the "Shibui-ness" of it; the balance between yin and yang, strong and soft...the eccentric angles of oriental cut vegetables...

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Lifehacks For Women – Pay It Forward!

Lifehacks For Women - Pay It Forward! Our 18 yr old daughter Lynley and friends are prepping to launch out on their own in a few weeks, most of them off to college. When asked how I could help they chimed in “give us easy, healthy meals” “shortcuts for managing...

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Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Brussel Sprouts (Serves 6) No one wanted to order bacon brussel sprouts at Pizzeria 712 in Orem Utah, until I ordered these.  And the restaurant was kind enough to share the recipe.  Now brussels are welcome to our table any time. 16 ounces fresh Brussel sprouts...

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Kidney Stones and a Missing Diagnosis

KIDNEY STONES AND A MISSING DIAGNOSIS “I’m sorry kids,” mother said through tear-filled eyes.  “But last night your father…”passed.” It was a difficult day for the Kidney Stone family. But nothing compared to the guy passing stones. They call them “kidney stones”, ...

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