Recipes to Take on the Go:

Recipes to Take on the Go:

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Hughes I actually eat lunch at home most days and someone else cooks. I now have Dulce, my personal assistant who prepares many of our meals, and my partner, Tim, does a lot of cooking as well. He will cook enough at...

Recipes to Take on the Go:

Healthy Lunch Items:

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Hughes The following items are perfect for a lunch box, but unlike the previous section of more "convenient" foods, these require some preparation, or at the very least, need to be purchased fresh. Cheese: Cheese is a...

Prepackaged and Healthy Convenience Options (*with Affiliate Links):

Prepackaged and Healthy Convenience Options (*with Affiliate Links):

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Hughes The options below come already prepared and are perfect for those days when you still need something healthy, but do not have time to prepare something homemade. The items listed also work for supper and when...

Chickweed Pesto

Chickweed Pesto

Written and edited by: Breanne Hughes   Recently, I was weeding my fall-planted garlic bed, and it was full of chickweed. Chickweed is really easy to identify (by the row of small hairs on the stem growing in alternating directions, white star shaped blossoms...

Keto Mayo

Keto Mayo

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Hughes   Condiments can include but not be limited to:  mayo, salad dressings, BBQ sauce (although I had a really hard time making my keto sauce taste good!), veggie dips, meat dips such as sour cream, yogurt...

Purpose: What is it and why do we need one?

Purpose: What is it and why do we need one?

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Hughes I was unable to blog because of the chaos of being a medical practitioner at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a crazy year! In the last year and a half, I have seen so many new things, and have...

Yolk or No Yolk?

Yolk or No Yolk?

Nutrition has always fascinated me. As a doctor and a farmer, I’ve learned quite a bit about eggs, because I raise hens on my property, and eggs are a staple of my own diet. For those who can tolerate them (they are a common dietary allergen), eggs are not only the...

Food Finder: A Useful Tool in a Post-Covid-19 World

Food Finder: A Useful Tool in a Post-Covid-19 World

Written by: Dr. Frannie Koe, MD Edited by: Breanne Hughes One of my primary drives for building the Agroshare page was to create the Food Finder Map. Our team wants Alabamians to find and have access to pastured raised meats and sustainably grown food, no matter where...

Chicken Eggs Versus Duck Eggs

Chicken Eggs Versus Duck Eggs

          On my farm here in Collinsville, I raise both ducks and chickens. Neither lay as many eggs during the winter, but as the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, our birds’ egg production is increasing. Although here in the US,...

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk

Golden milk may sound strange if you have never encountered it before, and its bright yellow color can be startling. But this turmeric-based drink has a long history of being used for its multiple health benefits. Turmeric, scientific name curcuma longa, is the root...

Keto Hot Chocolate

Keto Hot Chocolate

I love to drink hot chocolate, especially in the fall and winter. Unfortunately, regular milk is not keto-friendly, and neither is processed white sugar. However, you don’t have to give up your favorite treats and beverages completely in pursuit of better health or a...

Swap Sugary Soda for Herbal Tea

Swap Sugary Soda for Herbal Tea

I teach about the Ketogenic diet and reducing carbohydrate intake frequently. One of the many questions, and often the first question I get when trying to teach people to reduce carbs, is what should I drink? Many beverages are very high in carbs. I often tell people...

Low-Carb Eggnog: A Holiday Treat!

Low-Carb Eggnog: A Holiday Treat!

I have always loved eggnog because it is such a comforting, nostalgic drink. Unfortunately, it is loaded with sugar! An easy way to transform this classic drink into a keto-friendly treat is simply to use a sugar substitute. There are many varieties of eggnog, some...

Chaffles: A Keto Trick!

Chaffles: A Keto Trick!

A while ago, someone on my Facebook page recommended I join a group called Chaffles. Everyone was raving about this keto way to make bread or waffles, and the concept intrigued me, so I joined the group. The basic ingredients are cheese and eggs cooked together in a...