fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

To no longer live exclusively for myself, but for God, also means that I now live for my neighbor, loving him as myself. + Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra   My kids often want a sweet during Great Lent.  But I also try to keep sugar to a minimum. Did you know that sugar is actually a toxin to the body,and  robs you of minerals (1 molecule of sugar takes over 50 molecules of magnesium to digest!).  But most relevant to us about sugar, with...

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changes underway

changes underway

Nourishing Grace took the summer off….  and during that time I really reflected on the blog.  All summer long I had this nagging thought to separate the Holistic Nutrition articles from the soul food.  In August I started a blog called WellNourishedFamily.wordpress.com, but as of yet it is not public.  It is in a state of migration and there is lots of tweaking going on at the moment. Deep breath. In the coming weeks, the nutrition and...

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sage

sage

Like thyme, sage is a powerful herb.  It is native to the Mediterranean.  The Latin name for sage is “salvia” which means to save, but it is derived from salvere, which means “to be well”…  Sage saves many a dinner with it’s culinary flavors and throughout history -and makes many sore throats well with it’s antibacterial and healing properties, particularly for respiratory health.  Sage is marvelously...

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thyme

thyme

Thyme is an aromatic low growing perennial that can spread out and act like a ground cover.  It is beautifully fragrant and in the spring it blooms pretty white or purplish flowers, depending on the variety. Bees are very attracted to thyme flowers.  Not lost on this beekeeper is that beekeepers are becoming more familiar with this herb.  One of the active ingredients in thyme is the essential oil thymol which  has shown to be a remarkably...

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rosemary

rosemary

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember…” William Shakespeare Rosemary is a most versatile hearty evergreen herb, which is deer resistant, resinous, aromatic and woody.  It is one of nature’s best antioxidants and preservatives and it’s safety is well established.  It serves multiple culinary purposes, and doubles as a beautiful shrub that can grow quite large.  It blooms the prettiest little...

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