How Bone Broth Benefits Your Health: 6 Common Claims Backed By Science

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Much has been written about bone broth benefits in recent years. Bone broth is a staple food in almost every cuisine on the planet with thousands of varieties of soups, stews and sauces that use it as a base. But it’s also been used medicinally too. Mothers and grandmothers all over the world have served up chicken […]

How to Make a Portuguese Fish Chowder (Two Different Ways)

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Traditional Portuguese cuisine has melded into traditional New England cuisine in some very cool and creative ways along the southeastern coast of Massachusetts (and Rhode Island), where large numbers of Portuguese immigrants settled in the first half of the 20th century. The two Portuguese fish chowder recipes below are a great example of that. The […]

Why You Should Become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)

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I find it a little ironic that I’m finally writing about my experience as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) at a time when I’m transitioning away from being an NTP. But I’ve always wanted to write this post so you know what they say..better late than never. That said I’m still using my training as […]

Rhode Island Clam Chowder (Dairy-Free)

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Have you ever heard of a Rhode Island clam chowder? Unless you live in Rhode Island (and the chances of that are about as small as Rhode Island), I’m going to say probably not. After making it this past weekend, I have to say that Rhode Island clam chowder is a pretty spectacularicious (yes, spectacularicious) […]

How to Make Boston Fish Chowder

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Did you know that Boston fish chowder was the predecessor of New England clam chowder? The first recipe for a Boston fish chowder was printed in the Boston Evening Post in 1751 while the first recipe for a clam chowder was printed in 1832 (source). By the second half of the 19th century clams became […]

My Favorite Winter Holiday Soup Recipe

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Looking for a good holiday soup recipe? I have a great one for you today. It’s more of a “between Christmas and New Year’s” holiday soup recipe but it definitely fulfills my four criteria for any winter holiday soup recipe – rich, creamy, nourishing and absolutely delicious. This recipe comes from my book, Fearless Broths […]

The Ten Best Soup Books for People that LOVE Soup

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It’s funny how your life changes. I never owned any soup books until the past 5 years or so. Now I have a growing collection that is getting out of control. I want ALL THE SOUP BOOKS! Truth be told, they’re not all great and many will probably be part of a future tag sale. […]

How to Make Flavorful Broths in Only 45 Minutes

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If you’ve been caught up in the bone broth craze (as I have) you might think that in order to make really flavorful broths that you have to simmer them for hours on end. Wrong! I used to think this too when I was first learning to make broths. I was following a lot of […]

Italian Meatball Soup Recipe (Grain-Free)

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Oh how I love to hear my parents talk about the big traditional Sunday family dinners when they were growing up in the 1940s and 1950s.  Their grandmothers, immigrants from Italy, would cook a huge Italian feast for dozens of cousins, aunts and uncles.   Homemade pasta, tomato sauce, a variety of meats, antipasto, soups, […]

How to Find the Best Prices on Organic Food Online

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While I’m a huge advocate for supporting your local, organic farms, I’m also realistic. It’s not possible for everyone and there will always be items you can’t get locally. Luckily, shopping for organic food online has never been more convenient. Most people use Amazon as their go-to online source. But many are not aware that […]