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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

This pork tenderloin is one of my favorite summer recipes and I pair it with different fruit salsas as the season unfolds.  Mango-avocado salsa in the early spring, cherry salsa in the early summer and peach salsa in late summer.  This will be a wonderful addition to your summer menu! Grilled Pork Tenderloin: 2 lbsContinue Reading

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Cultured Cherry Fruit Leather

Dried fruit and fruit leathers are great on-the-go snacks and you wouldn’t believe how easy they are to make.  For me, they are always a little too sweet.  Dried fruit can be too much sugar for little ones, too who are particularly fond of this snack.  One way to make your dried fruit snack aContinue Reading

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How I Beat My Sugar Addiction in 10 Steps

This is Part 3 of the Sugar Series.  Read Part 1: Are You Eating Too Much Sugar? and Part 2: The Agave Myth: Why You Should Think Twice Before Eating Agave. Most of my life has been spent in a love-hate relationship with sugar.  I think it all started when my mom used M&Ms asContinue Reading

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Cucumber Summer Squash Salad with Yogurt-Herb Dressing

It’s a push each week to use all the veggies I’ve been getting in my CSA farm share.  Sigh….first world problems.  The fun part is I’ve created some yummy new recipes.  This salad is just divine and especially if you get the ingredients right from the garden (or the garden of your local farm!). Dressing:Continue Reading

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The Agave Myth: Why You Should Think Twice Before Eating Agave

This is Part 2 of the Sugar Series.  Read Part 1: Are You Eating Too Much Sugar? here. Many health nuts today, with the knowledge that sugar is doing us no favors, are turning to sugar alternatives to get their sweet fix.   Agave nectar is one of those alternatives that has been touted asContinue Reading

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Are You Eating Too Much Sugar?

Join me in this first of a 3-part series addressing different issues around the way sugar impacts our lives…. I used to have a raging sugar addiction.  I lived every moment for my next sugar fix.  I felt horribly sick after every binge.  My blood sugar soared, then plummeted.  I’d be filled with self-loathing andContinue Reading

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Milk

Milk is not for everyone. I’m not going to try to tell you that you should or should not drink milk. And I’m also not going to tell you that we as a society neeeeeed to drink milk.  We don’t.  Lots of healthy civilizations across many different time periods have gotten along just fine with outContinue Reading

6 Responses to 4 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Milk

  1. Majid says:

    Thanks Erica,
    I read you blog on raw milk, it makes lots if sense. I’m also lactose intolerant, I’ll definitely try it, I just need to find a local source for it.

  2. [...] 4 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Milk from Live Clean Be Strong. This is a very good article about something most folks take for granted. [...]

  3. I raise goat’s and use their milk for drinking, cheese, soap & lotions. I feel good after a glass, just like it’s a pure food. I really enjoy your information. The over concern of germs must be a Western problem, we are a lost culture. Have we forgotten how to care for ourselves and heal our own bodies….leaving it up to a government that only makes us live longer on machines. My homemade soaps & skin care are alive food for my body. Keep spreading good news.

    • Erica says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Ran Farm Zen Goats! I LOVE goats! I can only imagine how divine your soaps and skin care are! Do you sell them online?

      • Hey there ericahope, yes I love love the skin care & soaps, along with the milk & cheeses ect. As far as selling online that is what my man wants me to do. keep in touch via my blog when I do. I have just sold to friends and local. Thanks for your patients on this reply, busy with our garden. have a great day.

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Best Ever Kale Chips

Best Ever Kale Chips

Every time I offer someone some of my home made kale chips, the reaction is the same.  With the first bite, their eyes get big and you can see the pleasant surprised look register on their face.  And then they pretty much can’t stop eating them.   I can’t say that I blame them becauseContinue Reading

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Grilled Lemon-Pepper Chicken with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa

A couple weeks ago, I posted a recipe for using the yummy flavor powerhouse, lemon zest in this Lemon-Pepper Spice Rub.  This week I’ve got a recipe for you to use the spice rub on chicken and top it off with a delicious pineapple salsa. Here’s a fun fact about pineapple: Pineapple contains a digestiveContinue Reading

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