Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kid Friendly Natural Sweetener

If you have young kids and you're trying to avoid sugar in their diet, Sweet Leaf Liquid Stevia is a  must have for your pantry. Our family favorite is the Vanilla Creme flavor.  I was able to wean the kids off sweetened yogurt by adding a few drops to plain yogurt and topping with blueberries. The kids LOVE it! My other personal favorite is the English Toffee flavor. Perfect if you like a little sweetness in your coffee or tea!  Stevia is simply an herb. It has zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero glycemic index and is a healthy prebiotic for friendly bacteria in the gut. You can Google hundreds of ways to use it in your cooking.
Stevia Liquid Vanilla by Wisdom of The Ancients, 2 oz

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fresh Seafood in Nebraska?

YES!  I finally connected with who I believe to be the freshest, most reliable and direct source of fresh, flown-in, wild caught, seafood in Nebraska.  The man’s name is Andrew Vounv and he used to own Midwest Seafood in Lincoln. He knows all of his fisherman personally and the fish arrives fresh on Friday and is delivered to you on Saturday morning. He is a small scale distributor so even if you are only wanting enough fish for one meal each week, he is happy to provide it. He is also willing to vacuum pack for freezing if you won’t be able to eat your fish right away.  Andrew is the salmon provider for a select few specialty stores in Lincoln, so there is some cost savings by buying direct from him. Right now there are 2-3 customers ordering from Seward so if we get this going and there is a large enough customer base out here, he will consider delivering to Seward.  Until then, orders must be picked up on Saturday mornings at the Casey’s gas station on HW34 by the Kawasaki plant.  He delivers all over Lincoln on Saturday so if you can’t meet him at the designated time, you can meet up with him elsewhere in Lincoln.

He sends out an email each week letting you know what he has coming in that week. You simply reply with your order.  If you want to be on his email list, please email him directly at  If you have additional questions, you can call him at 402-310-7781. I will forward a price list as soon as I get it.  I would be interested in taking turns to make the Saturday morning pick-up so please let me know if you are interested.  Also, please forward this message to anyone you know in Seward who may be interested in fresh seafood but is not a member of this yahoo group.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Paleo 101-Doesn't Get Any Simpler Than This!

Mark's Daily Apple has been such a tremendous resource to me.  The site is jammed pack with information on  how to make the transition to a Paleo/Primal lifestyle, including the exciting 30-Day Challenge! Whether you're just stumbling onto this or you're a Primal Pro, Mark's site has resources and support to fit your needs!