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Chopped Italian Tuna Salad

Italian Tuna Salad

A good chopped salad uses a lot of flavorful ingredients and mixes them well, so that you have a little of everything in each bite. This recipe does that well, and combines heart healthy tuna with crunchy Romaine, artichokes, and other flavorful ingredients. A quick lemon dressing brings it all together nicely. … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Salmon and Butternut Squash

Slow Cooker Salmon with Cranberry Squash

Fish doesn’t seem like something you would put in a slow cooker, but this recipe will change your mind. You’ll start by cooking down some butternut squash with tart cranberries until velvety, and then add your fish filets at the end. The result is perfectly cooked salmon that will change the way you think about slow cooking. … Continue reading


Sardine Tacos

Trust me, even if you think you hate sardines, you will love these tacos!  And it’s worth giving them a try because sardines are so nutrient dense and full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.  One can of sardines with the bones contains 250 IU of vitamin D and 351 mg of calcium, more than you get in a cup of milk.  Sardines are also a good source of vitamin B12, niacin, selenium, CoQ10, zinc, copper, iron and magnesium.  It’s best … Continue reading


Waikiki Salmon

After spending time in Hawaii this summer, I wanted to recreate the flavors of the Islands here at home.  Since I’m always trying to get my family to eat more fish and wild Alaskan salmon is a variety everyone likes, I decided to try it topped with coconut oil, fresh pineapple and shredded coconut.   I portioned the ingredients out, bundled them in parchment paper and baked them in the oven.  The result was truly delicious and my kids cleaned their … Continue reading


What are the Foods on the Paleo Diet?

You may have seen the news. The paleo diet is portrayed with cavemen eating meat—lots of meat. Perhaps that is an exaggeration for the sake of news program ratings, but yes, the Paleo diet does include meat. It also includes LOTS of other foods! So, what does the paleo diet consist of? What is on the Paleo Diet Food List? Vegetables Yep, lots of vegetables. Beets, turnips, parsnips, radish, spinach, lettuce, kale, beet top, mustard greens, collard greens, jerusalem artichokes, … Continue reading


Hunter Gatherer Profile: The Kitavans

I covered the traditional Inuit in the last hunter gatherer profile, whose diet consists of sometimes 90% animal products. Hardly eating any carbohydrates at all for most of the year, they are on one end of the hunter gatherer macronutrient intake spectrum: the high protein end. On the other end are the Kitavans, whose diet consists of about 70% carbohydrates, 20% fat and 10% protein. I chose this group of people because they have been so well studied, and because … Continue reading


You Are What You Eat

Today I’d like to focus on something that is incredibly close to my heart: the importance of the source of your meats.  I was a vegetarian for about 10 years, and my reason for not eating meat was my bleeding heart for animals’ welfare.  I'm about to go PETA on you for a minute, so beware. When I decided not to eat meat, it was because I didn’t want to have anything to do with a cut of steak that … Continue reading