Category Archives: Arizona

Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is something that most of us know is obtained from the sun, and it is an important part of our daily makeup and how our bodies function. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and maintains phosphorus levels in the blood. We also need Vitamin D for the intestines to stimulate and absorb calcium. Additional benefits of Vitamin D are that it helps regulate insulin levels, support lung function and promote healthy bones and teeth.

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Guess What’s Growing in Arizona On an Old Football Field

I’m beginning to think we can grow anything anywhere in Arizona. Why? It’s innovative thinkers like Chaz Shelton of Merchant’s Garden in Tucson.

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French Canadian Shepard’s Pie

Coming from a French-Canadian family in New England, this recipe goes back for close to 100 years. This started off as something that was inexpensive yet would hold you over. The recipe stuck through the years and is something I grew up on as a child. Personally, I gave up meat and dairy so there are many substitutions that can be made. All of the versions are a great meal on a cold day.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

This is a go-to treat when I want something sweet. I eat small amounts and heat it up with some earth balance. It is good with tea at night or just when you are craving something sweet. You can swap out the eggs with applesauce and add in nuts. This is also something great to make around the holidays as well.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Vegetables

This is a recipe that is something that has become a staple in my home. It is can be made, gluten, free, and vegan or vegetarian. It has all of the right components, such as texture, flavor, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. The gnocchi can be made homemade or packages, although homemade is recommended.

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