Archive for: June, 2013

Fans Giveaway | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

  Facebook Milestone   We are celebrating hitting a milestone over at our Facebook page!  We reached 5000 likes!!  Wow, thank you to everyone who has supported Whole Lifestyle Nutrition through their journey.  You all are the best! To celebrate we are doing our first “fans favorite” giveaway this month.  I asked and you voted and the Nesco Food Dehydrator was the clear winner!   So For the month of July we will be giving away a Nesco Food Dehydrator!…

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  Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette Dresses Up Summer’s Bounty   Bright, crisp, and full of character, this creamy vinaigrette salad dressing is a refreshing addition to this summer’s fresh garden bounty! Originally known as “Colonel’s Lady Salad Dressing” this organic parsley herb vinaigrette dressing recipe was my favorite growing up. I’m not sure where my mom found the recipe, and I have no idea what the name has to do with anything, but I just couldn’t get enough of the…

About Melodie Kejr

Melodie Kejr from Sweet Basil 'n Spice currently lives in South Carolina with her husband Kevin and one-year-old boy. Faith, family, missions, photography, food preparation, and studying nutrition are her biggest passions. Melodie has a unique perspective on life due to her upbringing in West Africa and years as a missionary in Liberia. She grew up without the fast paced life of her peers and enjoyed raising animals, sewing, riding bikes, hiking in the rain forest, and trying to make American tasting foods with limited local ingredients. When she is not getting her one-year-old out of trouble, Melodie spends most of her time experimenting in the kitchen. She loves taking real food concepts to recreate meals that appeal to the average American tastes as well as coming up with the most frugal way to eat a traditional foods diet.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

And We’ve Got A Home Run Here Folks!   Wow, the first time I pulled this loaf out of the oven I was quite surprised.  I mean in the past I have had plenty of flops…and to be honest, this was my first attempt at this recipe creation, so I was expecting to have some tweaks before finalizing this recipe.  To my surprise, I hit a home run first time out to bat!  I mean really, how often does that…

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Final-Button | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Hello and welcome to Whole Foods Wednesday’s Recipe Swap! I am very excited to be co hosting this blog carnival!  So just what is a blog carnival?   Here are some tips and guidelines explaining just what a blog carnival is.  It really is a great way to visit new blogs and get new recipes and lifestyle tips from all over the web! WHAT IS A BLOG CARNIVAL? A blog carnival is a place where people can share post about certain topics…

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Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free Mini Muffins {2 Versions}   I recently had a recipe on my site that quickly became very popular.  It was a quick mini muffin that took only 5 minutes to whip up!  Here is that recipe:  Got 5 Minutes? Here is The Easiest Gluten Free & Grain Free Muffins Ever  I had quite a few request to make these muffins without using bananas.  Easy enough…just had to experiment and bonus…I got to eat more of…

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How To Properly Grill Shrimp So They Are Juicy and Tender | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Why I Grill So Much   If you have been around my blog lately, you might have noticed all of the grilling recipes.  Why’s that? Simple enough, I see no point on turning on a hot oven to heat my house when I can simply turn on the grill outside and grill it! Win win right?  My food gets cooked, I get some amazing fresh air and my house stays cool…need I say more? I can pretty much transform any…

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Final-Button | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Hello and welcome to Whole Foods Wednesday’s Recipe Swap! I am very excited to be co hosting this blog carnival!  So just what is a blog carnival?   Here are some tips and guidelines explaining just what a blog carnival is.  It really is a great way to visit new blogs and get new recipes and lifestyle tips from all over the web! WHAT IS A BLOG CARNIVAL? A blog carnival is a place where people can share post about certain topics…

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Picking Strawberries | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Every year since my girls have been born we have made it to a strawberry patch to pick some fresh strawberries. Well it is that time again, and today we made our annual trip to one of our favorite strawberry farms.

I will say, these are some of the tastiest strawberries that I have ever had and the strawberries are huge this year! We are in for quite a treat!

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Eat Your Colors | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

  Eat Your Vegetables!   Growing up I was always told to “eat your carrots” and “eat your peas.” Little did I know that the benefits of eating color was so nutritional and was an important component to good health. One time, my brother ate so many carrots, his skin even turned orange. Maybe too much of something, isn’t so good after all? Well, one thing I do know to be true, is these lovely fruit and vegetables have powerful…

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Organic Sun Tea | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

What Is Sun Tea?   I can remember when I was a little girl my mom used to always put out a pitcher of tea to brew in the sun. That was a sure sign that summer was here. I didn’t know any better back then, I just thought that this was how tea was brewed. I don’t think my mom had ever brewed tea on the stove top or with a kettle…she just brewed it in the sun, or…

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