Tag Archives: Healthy Living

Halibut with Zucchini Salsa

With the zucchinis growing faster than I can keep up, I have been thinking of imaginative ways to use them up. This dish did a great job, this salsa is tangy and delicious and the whole recipe is so simple and quick to pull together, which is a blessing when you want to spend your […]

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There Was A Robbery In My Backyard!

SHHHH, It was me! Yep Liz and I robbed the hive.  Not a full-out robbery just a small we’re going to borrow this and not give it back kind of robbery.  ??  Does that even make sense? Liz was the ring leader and texted me to meet her at two o’clock, she wrote “wear gloves, […]

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Poached Salmon with Avocado Puree and Pea Salad

This dish is so beautiful, delicious and it is SO good for you!  Half the list of ingredients are Super Foods so you know it is chocked full of goodness.  The recipe is from Jeffery’s Grocery in New York. 1 1/2 pounds skinless Salmon fillet 15 Tarragon leaves, torn 2 cups of  hot vegetable Broth […]

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Peas, Peas, Everywhere!

I am typing this surrounded by my beautiful peas.  I have some in the fridge, some on the counter and more on the vine waiting to be picked.  Let me tell you there is nothing sweeter and more flavorful than a home grown pea! Peas are every gardeners success story!  You get to plant them […]

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Sweet Pea Ravioli in a Butter Sauce

I have never made my own pasta.  It seems so time consuming to me and a bit intimidating.  Maybe because I have an Italian mother-n-law?? Anyway, I like to use Wonton Wrappers as a stand in for pasta.  My husband said these wouldn’t taste good without the homemade pasta.  I think he would agree with […]

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To Microwave or Not To Microwave

I am sure everyone who reads this post has a microwave or has access to one.  We all use it day in and day out to cook our popcorn, our veggies, and whatever we can that will make our lives easier. The question that keeps popping up in my life, is it bad for us? […]

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Thyme is a Herb that Cures all Diseases

Not really, but boy does it help us out a lot! Thyme contains an essential oil that is rich in thymol, a powerful antiseptic, antibacterial, and a strong antioxidant. All the members of the mint family, including thyme, possess terpenoids which are recognized for their cancer preventive properties. Rosmarinic and ursolic acids are major terpenoids […]

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Guest Blogger Today – Jillian Mckee on Nutrition and Cancer

Jillian contacted me and asked if she could guest blog here on A Healthy Life.  I couldn’t have been more honored that she asked and was thrilled and quite excited to include her thoughts. Jillian McKee has worked as the Complementary Medicine Advocate at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance since June of 2009. Jillian spends most […]

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The Gals and their Roosters!

I have been very remiss in not blogging about the older gals and their roosters.  It isn’t for lack of information to share because they have been keeping me as busy as the little girls have been. Unfortunately Foghorn has been put in solitary confinement due to his violent amorous ways.  I had to partition […]

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You Want Snakes in Your Garden! I Do!

In the garden snakes can be of great benefit.  They eat insects or rodents primarily, which are likely to benefit the garden.   Small snakes can do severe damage to a grasshopper population in a confined area in just one summer. I HATE Grasshoppers, and I get them every year!   Not this year. I was doing some […]

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