Marinated Raw Vegetable Salad



1 head of cauliflower
3 large stalks of broccoli
2 large carrots
1 medium zucchini
2 stalks of celery
1 green pepper
1 small bunch of radishes
1/4 lb. of mushroom caps
1 basket of cherry tomatoes
1 bottle of Italian dressing (8 oz.)


  1. Separate cauliflower into florets.
  2. Peel the broccoli stalks with a vegetable peeler, and cut into bite-size pieces. Separate florets into bite-size pieces. Peel the carrots, slice carrots, unpeeled zucchini, and celery into finger-size pieces.
  3. Cut green pepper into wedges and remove seeds.
  4. Trim ends of radishes. Wipe the mushrooms (and trim ends of stalks in there are any).
  5. Place all the vegetables in a plastic container and pour dressing over them. Place a tight-fitting lid on container and store vegetables in refrigerator overnight. Turn container upside-down occasionally during this marinating period to distribute the dressing evenly.
  6. Drain vegetables before placing in a salad bowl to serve.


**You may substitute 1 can of button mushrooms, drained, if you can’t get fresh.


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A Natural Approach to Pet Care – Dr Kim Bloomer VND

Dr. Kim Bloomer helped me to get off to a great start with my new dog and has been a tremendous resource for direction in keeping him healthy and thriving. She gave me a better understanding of what my pet’s nutritional needs are. And, I have gained an appreciation for the importance of species-specific and natural approach to his care.

So, it was an honor for me to sit down with her and learn more about what motivates her work. If you are concerned about the safety of pet food and want a more natural way to care for the health of your pet, you definitely want to listen in. Enjoy.

What is the Raw Food Diet?

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Have you started hearing about the Raw Food Diet? It’s gaining popularity and buzz, not just as a diet to lose weight, but a diet for a long and healthy life.  A raw food diet means consuming food in its natural, unprocessed form.

Processing and cooking food can take so much of the basic nutritional value away.

The raw food diet means eating unprocessed, uncooked, organic, whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, dried fruits, seaweeds, etc. It means a diet that is at least 75% uncooked!

Cooking also alters the chemistry of foods, often making them harder to digest. High fiber, high water content fresh produce abolishes constipation of the bowels, cells and circulatory system. Obstructions are cleared and blood flow increases to each and every cell in the body. Enhanced blood flow is significant for two reasons:  blood delivers nutrients and oxygen to living cells, and carries away their toxic metabolites.

Obesity is at an epidemic level in this country. But in reality, our bodies are hungry, even though we may feel full. When you start giving your body the nutrients it craves, overeating will cease. Eating raw foods is a boost to your metabolism as well. It takes a little more energy to digest raw foods, but it’s a healthy process. Rather than spending energy to rid itself of toxins produced by cooking food, the body uses its energy to feed every cell, sending vitamins, fluids, enzymes and oxygen to make your body the efficient machine it was intended to be.

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What IS the Right Food for Our Pets?

My friends, Drs Kim Bloomer & Jeannie Thomason, over at Animal Talk Naturally Show have produced another fine program that I want to recommend to you. Their guest was Leslie Rugg. Leslie writes for a variety of dog magazines, is published author, and former publisher of a collie magazine and also a rare breed magazine. Leslie is also a raw feeding advocate and a great supporter of the Rabies Challenge Fund. Here is the program synopsis:

1. Collie lover
2. The Article
3. Business & profits
4. Who determines what OUR pets eat?
5. A success story
6. Bacteria & toxins
7. Minute poop
8. Homeostasis
9. Commitment to the animal
10. The turn to raw food
11. One Dog
12. Why breeders?
13. Dogs & their food choices
14. Balanced & complete?
15. Normal, natural & common sense
16. Leslie’s dogs
17. No Fear