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    1. Vegatable Stock Recipe

      by Randi Swisley
      Your rule of thumb ratio for this recipe is: 2 - 1 - 1, onions - carrots - celery.  Adjust the rest to your own taste. Ingredients Olive, avocado or coconut oil. 2-3 medium onions, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 ribs of celery, diced 1 leek, diced 1/2 bulb fennel, diced 4 oz. shitake mushrooms 4 oz. button muhsroom 4...
    1. How to Buy Quality Food

      by Randi Swisley
      Depending on how much the amount of poor quality food you've eaten over the course of your life, your susceptibility to the effects of continued poor quality food will differ.  Also, negative effects for you with the same low quality food may be very different than the effects of another...
    1. Kale and Quinoa Recipe

      by Randi Swisley
      ✔ Antibiotic-free ✔ Sugar-free ✔ Gluten-free ✔ Dairy-free ✔ Whole food Ingredients 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup chicken stock 3 - 4 large kale leaves, chopped in 1" pieces 1 lemon 1 thin slice of onion 3-4 walnuts, chopped 1-2 tbls avacado or olive oil Directions Put quinoa and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer...
    1. Climate Change in California

      by Randi Swisley
      California, the 7th largest economy in the world, has led other world powers through economic instability and innovation booms, and now faces an historic challenge governing in a time of climate change. More uncertainty in the amount of rain to expect each year, wildfire activity, sea level rise and daily temperatures,...
    1. Turkey Gravy Recipe

      by Randi Swisley
      Try this gravy from scratch that's packed with nutrition! Boil giblets and neck from turkey for several hours. Cool slightly and remove as much meat as possible from the neck and set aside for turkey soup. Save the water used to boil the giblets to add to the turkey gravy. (It's ok to put...
    1. Gingerbread House "Plaster" Recipe and Shortcuts

      by Randi Swisley
      Baking gingerbread "slabs" to build your house from is a noble endeavor - and time consuming enough that it scares most people away from even getting started.  Regardless of the building material for your house, you need a good way to stick things together - your candy plaster. Candy Plaster Recipe 1...
    1. Holiday Dinner Menu and Recipes

      by Randi Swisley
      Try this plan for a stress-free and high quality holiday dinner - or over-the-top festive dinner anytime. Traditional, prepared from scratch with minimum sugar - yay!  You could certainly use this for Thanksgiving dinner too! **  Menu *** Roast turkey  -  start this 2 days ahead, see...
    1. Sweet Potato and Apple Recipe

      by Randi Swisley
      ✔ Antibiotic-free ✔ Sugar-free ✔ Gluten-free ✔ Whole food This is a great way to get your veggies and fruit in a taste good side dish in the winter.  Comfort food and good for you! Ingredients 4 large sweet potatoes 2 tbls butter 2 tbls olive oil 2 tbl coconut milk 1/2 cup applesauce 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp lemon...
    1. Sweet Potato Pie

      by Randi Swisley
      This is a great substitute for traditional pumpkin pie.  Some people even substitute butternut squash, but I like it best with half yams and half sweet potatoes. Ingredients Prepared 9" pie crust, chilled. 2 large sweet potatoes or yams (about 1.5 lbs), steam whole with skin until they can be easily pierced with...
    1. Cranberry Sauce Recipe

      by Randi Swisley
      Cranberry sauce from a can?  Just say NO!  This easy recipe can be prepared the day before if you're really pressed for time on the big turkey day.  Tastes sooo much better than factory-prepared! 1 bag (12 oz) fresh cranberries 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup apricot jam 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp ginger 1/8 -...
    1. Chicken Stock Recipe

      by Randi Swisley
      ✔ Antibiotic-free ✔ Sugar-free ✔ Gluten-free ✔ Dairy-free ✔ Whole food Tired of the prepared chicken stock on the shelves loaded up with sugar and chemicals?  Try this - and freeze it to use later, if you want.  Wings have equal parts meat, bone and fat, a perfect combination for stock. The trick is avoiding a...
    1. Roast Turkey and Gravy Recipe

      by Randi Swisley
      Ready for the holidays?  The main ingredient - your turkey - needs a fail-safe plan.  Here it is! For a family of 4 good eaters, a 15-17 pound turkey should be good. Brine turkey and make chicken stock the day before Remove giblets and neck and use to...

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