Saturday, April 10

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Behold! The Power of Chia! – carolina pride foods
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Behold! The Power of Chia! – carolina pride foods

You all may remember the Chia pet…you know…cha, cha, cha CHIA! That had to be the BEST marketing strategy, ranking up there with “Where’s the Beef” and “Clap on, clap off”. Okay, I am dating myself…moving on… Chia seeds are not only for growing hair onto little animals or Homer Simpson’s head, the teensy seeds that make these dreams of clever plant design a reality are actually seriously underrated. They are bountiful and chock full of nutritive goodness. Chia seeds have been in existence for thousands of years as a staple food of the Native Americans. Chia dates back to the ancient Aztecs, when warriors used these seeds to nourish themselves when away on battle or hunting. They just put a few handfuls in their pockets and this was enough for them to have plenty of energy to fight,...
Tastes of the Season – camino real foods
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Tastes of the Season – camino real foods

Hey y’all. I am terribly sorry for my flakiness! It has been quite an adventurous month. I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying the crisp fall weather. I know that when it starts to get cold, I like to start using the oven for a couple reasons…1. because I am broke and this acts as a heater and 2. when I cook amazing things, it makes my place smell inviting and festive! So, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite fall recipes. This time of year, you can find some amazing colors and textures in your fruits and veggie isle. Winter squash, beets, pears, persimmons, and crisp apples can add rich, seasonal flare to your foods this time of year. Here are some of my faves which I hope you will enjoy! Quick and Easy Butternut Squash Soup 1 butternut squash, pe...
Being a Mindful Vegetarian – c&f foods
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Being a Mindful Vegetarian – c&f foods

When you think of vegetarians, do you picture sickly looking folk with dark circles under their eyes and no meat on their bones? Well, sometimes it can be quite the contrary as a good percentage of people who eat a vegetarian diet can be heavily overweight, supplementing animal products with unhealthy processed vegetarian food choices that can sometimes be even worse than eating a cheeseburger! I call these people “chips and salsa” vegetarians. Veggies who eat worse than people who consume meat but think they are doing so well because they are saving animals’ lives. Now, I myself am vegetarian and choose this way of life for several reasons, but I want to send a message to people who may or may not be vegetarian, or some form of veggie (some people consider themselves vegetarian, but ...