Functional Food Friday: Chicken Liver Paté Two Ways

If you didn’t grow up eating liver, whether it be from chicken, beef or some other animal, it can seem a bit daunting to try it. If you aren’t a vegan or vegetarian with philosophical reasons to avoid food from animals then liver is something worth trying. While muscle meat obviously provides lots of protein some other beneficial fatty acids and nutrients, liver is where the nutrients are!

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Functional Food Friday: Country Style Omelet [Video]

Our latest edition of Functional Food Friday over at Functional Patterns is all about eggs. Gavin shows you how to make an easy and versatile country style omelet and Candice gives us the scoop on why we should be eating more eggs – and especially the yolks!

If you’re eating egg white omelets please stop immediately! The best ...

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True Superfood: Broccoli

When Cailin was a toddler she loved to eat broccoli straight from the refrigerator – we called them broccolollys. She is 6 now and still prefers her broccoli uncooked and preferably frozen – when I include broccoli in her lunch I just grab some florets straight from the fridge. Super easy. Broccoli is actually one of my favorite vegetables too – and this is coming from someone who can now say I actually have a favorite vegetable ...

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‘You Are What You Eat’ Is Only Part Of The Picture

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat” and while that is certainly true and a cornerstone of our Authentic Human philosophy, it is not the whole picture. As important as good, healthy food is to good health and vitality – there is more. So, to rephrase that popular adage – “You are what you eat, what you digest, metabolize, assimilate and what you don’t excrete.”

Bearing in mind another other old adage – “A chain ...

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Functional Food Friday: Slow Cooked Oxtail Stew

This is the first recipe in our series with our friend and trainer Naudi over at Functional Patterns.  Since Naudi is a Holistic Movement Practitioner and Trainer he often gets clients coming to him to help them with joint pain or injury. We felt the most Functional Foods for joint and tendon therapy  would be slow cooked bone-in meats and bone broth. This week we had some delicious Oxtail to cook up. This stew is ...

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